Lewis Urban Hoffman, 87, Kansas City, MO (Northland) passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at his home. Louie, as he was called by many, was born April 2, 1925 in Robbinsdale, MN to Kurt and Anna (Mester) Hoffman, Sr. He attended schools in Robbinsdale and served in the United States Navy during World War II.
Louie spent the majority of his working years owning his own route sales distribution for Ambassador Sausage Corp in Minneapolis. His “gift of gab” and gregariousness suited him well as business turned to pleasure and clients turned into friends. He was a member of St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church in Gladstone, MO and was very devoted to his faith. He was a lifelong member of the National Rifle Association and possessed keen trap shooting ability, winning many trophies and medals. He enjoyed travels to Alaska, New England and Germany. Louie enjoyed the company of family whether attending George Strait concerts, fishing & boating in Canada or Lake of the Ozarks, or just engaging in his good natured banter. In his earlier days a Harley Davidson was his pride and joy, and like everything else he owned, he kept it pristine. Louie loved everything Western and Country, from John Wayne movies, Louis L’Amour novels, to Les Kouba and Terry Redlin art. Louie was a certified dog-lover, particularly the large hunting breeds and bassett hounds. He proudly shared his disgust of mushrooms with his granddaughter.
Louie married his lovely bride, Eleanor Rosen on July 26, 1954 in Holdingford, MN and shared a wonderful and loyal 58 year marriage. She survives of their home in Kansas City. Additional survivors include two daughters, Mary Wignes of Olathe, KS and Judy Scheidhauer and son-in-law Bob Scheidhauer of Parkville, MO, a brother, Kurt Hoffman II of Baxter, MN, and granddaughter, Jaclyn Scheidhauer of Parkville, MO.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 18, 2013 at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church with Rev. Vince Rogers as celebrant. A committal service will follow at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Leavenworth National Cemetery, 150 Muncie Rd. in Leavenworth with military honors under the auspices of the United States Navy Honor Guard. The rosary will be prayed at 5:00 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at the Meyers Northland Chapel, 401 Main St. Parkville, MO, where the family will receive friends until 7:00 p.m. Memories of Louie and condolences may be left with the family at www.meyersfuneralchapel.com