Rev. Robert L. Hoffman, age 67, of Cambria formerly of Wisconsin and husband of Terry Lee (Fandre) Hoffman entered into rest on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY. Rev. Hoffman was born on June 25, 1952 in Antigo. He is the son of the late Edwin and the late Eva (Powell) Hoffman. Robert graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1974, he married Terry Lee Fandre on August 11, 1979 in Wausau.
Bob worked for Federal Milk Market Administration for 33 years retiring in 2007. He and Terry enjoyed a year and a half of retirement before Bob entered the seminary in 2009. In 2011 Bob was placed as Vicar of St. Peter Ev. Lutheran Church. Upon graduation in 2012 with a Master of Divinity Degree, he was called as the full- time pastor of St. Peter Ev. Lutheran Church. He loved serving the Lord and loved his St. Peter family.
He was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in September 2018. After Chemo he went into remission in October 2018. In December 2018 he received a bone marrow transplant. There were many setbacks during his recovery, but never once did he complain. He trusted in his savior, Jesus Christ, and knew that healing would occur either here or in heaven. He was an example to everyone he knew. Now his healing is complete, and he is with his savior.
He is survived by his wife Terry; his daughter Molly Hoffman; his brothers Edward (Linda) Hoffman and Alfred (Rosie) Hoffman; his former Son In Law Carl Miller; mother in law, Joan Fandre; nephews Jason, Todd and Grant Hoffman; Nieces Amy Hoffman Santin and Kay Hoffman and great nieces and nephews Emma, Grace, Adam, Anna, Owen and Eva Rose Hoffman also Elena, Ian and Eli Santin.
FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE PRIVATE WITH HIS FAMILY DUE TO STATE AND FEDERAL REGULATIONS. Bob will be buried in the family plot at the Pearson Cemetery in the Town of Ainsworth at a later date.
Memorials may be made to St. Peter Ev. Lutheran Church at North Ridge, 4169 Church Rd., Lockport, NY 14094 or the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Greater Niagara 726 Exchange St. Suite 185 Buffalo, NY 14210 In Memory of Pastor Hoffman.
Arrangements entrusted to HARDISON FUNERAL HOMES INC. Ransomville, NY and the Bradley Funeral Home and Crematory in Antigo, WI. Please visit www.hardisonfuneralhomes.com for online registry.
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I worked with Bob for many years at the Market Administrators office in Indianapolis as his Supervisor. I could always count on Bob's honesty and frankness during our time together. He was always willing to do what ever was asked. I know he he touched so many lives during his ministry. I send my deepest condolences to Terry and Molly. May they be comforted in knowing his memory lives. Bless you.
Bob, my brother Bill and I played alot of baseball together in Pickerel as teenagers. RIP my friend.
I was heading a project where Bob was one of the committee members. His insights, his knowledge, and the ability to guide me with patience is something I will always remember. We had talked about quite a lot of things and I heard good funny snippets about Terry and Molly, both of you were always on his mind. My condolences to the family and I hope you find comfort in knowing that he is in good hands.
I worked with Bob for a portion of his 33 years with the federal government after their move to Indianapolis. Bob was a man of great character, integrity, and loyal to his work, church, and family. Soon after their move to Indianapolis, we had to work a weekend in Murray, KY and he was adamant about attending church, which we did. Bob exemplified the fruits of the spirit… love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Condolences to Terry and Molly. God bless.
Good football player, good baseball player, good man. Rest In Peace.