THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Pastor Ron W. Hoffman
Issue Date: November 21, 2019
Pastor Ron W. Hoffman, 79, of Gillett passed away at home in his sleep early morning Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019.
Born Sept. 4, 1940 in Cincinnati, Oh., to the late Howard and Virginia (Hensley) Hoffman, in sixth grade he began his first job as a paper boy for the Cincinnati Post. He graduated from Anderson High School in Cincinnati and attended Cedarville Baptist College for one year before attending Grand Rapids School of the Bible and Music. He married the former Elaine Miller on July 10, 1965 at Gillett Baptist Church.
He was an associate pastor at Forestville Baptist Church in Cincinnati from 1964 until pastoring at Section Eight Baptist Church in Pound from 1966-1973. He also pastored at First Baptist Church in Fort Atkinson from 1973-1986 and while there, two other chapels were begun at Blackhawk and Palmyra. He returned to Section Eight Baptist Church in Pound in 1986 where he pastored until 2002. In 2003 they co-managed at Holiday Retirement Community for two and a half years in Cincinnati, Oh. and four years in Middleton. They retired to Gillett in 2011 where he enjoyed refinishing antique furniture, gardening, decorating and also took a class in flower arranging.
A loving husband and father, he loved all people, was a servant of God, knew how to be an encouragement to everyone and lived it out in his own life, never complaining, only loving.
He is survived by his wife Elaine; three children, Randy (Leanne) Hoffman, Ashland, Todd (Jamie) Hoffman, Atlanta, Ga. and Alicia Pitcher, Porterfield; 10 grandchildren; a great-grandson and two brothers, Ken Hoffman and Wayne (Pam) Hoffman.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Hoffman.
Family will greet relatives and friends at Section Eight Baptist Church in Pound on Thursday, Nov. 21 from 9:30 a.m. until time of the service at 11:30 a.m. Pastor Reggie Reinhold, Pastor Kevin Holland and Rev. Jim Hoffman will officiate with burial in Wanderer's Rest Cemetery in Gillett.