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1940 James 2019

James Hoffman

August 29, 1940 — March 19, 2019

Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday May 25, 2019, 10:30 AM

Sacred Heart Church, Templeton, Iowa


Very Reverend Mark Stoll


Sacred Heart Men’s Choir

Hannah Warner, Organist


Sacred Heart Cemetey

Templeton, Iowa

James Joseph Hoffman, son of Eugene Vincent and Eleanor Jane (Burns) Hoffman was born August 29, 1940 at St. Anthony Hospital in Carroll, Iowa and died on March 19, 2019 at his home in Irving, Texas.  Jim’s early life was spent in Templeton, where he attended Sacred Heart schools, graduating from high school with the Class of 1958. He then attended Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska and St. Benedict’s College in Atchison, Kansas.

   On September 23, 1961 Jim was united in marriage with Charlotte Jayne Mantz of Audubon, Iowa. Those vows were renewed on their 50th Wedding anniversary in 2011, and then again on their 57th anniversary last September at St. Jude’s Chapel in Dallas Texas.

   For the first few years of their married life the Hoffman’s lived in Templeton, and during those years their two children, Jimmy and Molly, were born.  In 1969 they began their great adventure, a journey that took them (belongings in tow) all over the United States and even, for a short time, into Canada.  Jim was the most positive person ever born, and always did his very best to take good care of his family.  Finally, in 1988, the family moved to Texas and that is where he started the business that would become his life’s work.  He brought Food Trucks to Texas and the rest was history.

   Jim was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Robert Eugene Hoffman, his parents-in-law Thelma and Clark Mantz,, one infant niece and an infant nephew.

   He is survived by his wife Charlotte Hoffman of Irving, Texas; son Jimmy Hoffman and his wife Christine;  daughter Molly Hodges and her husband Alan; three granddaughters he adored, Summer Hodges, Faith Hoffman and Skye Hoffman, all of Flower Mound, Texas; sister Dorothy and her husband Tom Lanning of Omaha, Nebraska; brother-in-law Clark Mantz and his wife Lori of Las Vegas, Nevada; sister-in-law Debbie Marlton of  Minnesota; nieces and nephews in Kansas, Minnesota and Nevada.  He is also survived by his dear Friends, The Discalced Carmelite Nuns of Dallas and all of those who knew and loved him.  Jim was a glorious man and we will miss him terribly until we meet again.


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