Donald Hoffman

Obituary of Donald J. Hoffman

Donald J. Hoffman


Donald J. Hoffman lived a long life, passing away at the age of 93, on March 16, 2022.  Donald was born in his family home in Plainfield, IL on May 30, 1928.  He grew up in Crest Hill, IL, and attended Lockport Central High School. 


Donald was a pillar in the community and was instrumental in incorporating the City of Crest Hill.  He will be remembered as the first Alderman of the city.   He retired from Caterpillar after 40 dedicated years as a Machinist.


After retirement, Donald enjoyed spending his time camping and traveling with his wife, Shirley, relished in the time he was able to spend with his grandkids and great-grandkids, as family was most important to him. He also enjoyed his model trains.


Donald is survived by his daughter, Donna Robinson; grandchildren, Kevin (Nicole) Robinson and Christy (Mike) Wilson; his great-grandchildren, Kylie and Owen Robinson and Liam and Caden Wilson; and his brothers-in-law, Ray (Norma) Berard and William Berard. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.


He is preceded by his loving and patient wife of 65 years, Shirley (nee Berard) Hoffman (2017); his grandson, Shawn Robinson (2022); and his brothers, Robert Hoffman, and Willliam Moss.


Funeral Services were held privately by the family.  As it was his request, cremation rites have been accorded. 


Inurnment will take place at a later date at Woodlawn Memorial Park. 


For more information, please call the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home at 815-741-5500 or visit his Memorial Tribute at where you can share a favorite memory or leave an online condolence.


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