Rodney L. Hoff

August 1, 2018


RUSHFORD — Rodney L. Hoff, 91, of Rushford died Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wis.

Rodney was born April 24, 1927, to Clarence and Marjorie (Williams) Hoff in Mabel, Minn. He grew up in Mabel and graduated from Mabel High School. Rodney enlisted in the Navy and served in the South Pacific in World War II. After being discharged, he and his brother, Luverne, farmed and raised turkeys for a number of years. On July 31, 1949, he married Lou Jean D. Welper in Hesper, Iowa. In 1959, Rodney quit farming and moved to Lanesboro, Minn., where he worked as a technician for Tri State Breeders, for a number of years. In 1963, Rodney and Lou Jean moved to Rushford. Rodney went to work for the Minnesota Department of Transportation and retired in 1992, after 30 years of working with the State.

Rodney is survived by his son, Dennis (Pat) Hoff of Hastings, Minn.; daughter, Pamela (Jim) Pickette of Plattsmouth, Neb.; two grandchildren, Melisa (Forrest) Musselman of Mabel and Shaun (Becky) Hoff of Harmony, Minn.; two stepgrandchildren, Donna Bell of Glenrothes, Scotland, and Jamie (Louise) Ross of Saltash, England; two great-grandchildren, Jackson and Sophie Musselman; and a sister-in-law, Harriet Hoff of Plymouth, Minn.

He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; and two brothers, Luverne, and Lyle.

There will be a funeral service for Rodney at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at Rushford Lutheran Church in Rushford. Burial will be in the Rushford Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at Hoff Funeral Service in Rushford and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church.

Leave a memory of Rodney and sign his guestbook at www.hofffuneral.com.

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