Delmor Wesley Hoffmann, 89, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at Benedictine Living Center in Wausau, under the care of Ministry Home Care Hospice.
He was born May 16, 1927, in Rib Falls township, Marathon County, to Wesley and Agnes (Erdmann) Hoffmann. He graduated from Marathon High School in 1945. Delmor served in the United States Army from January 1953 through December 1954. He was stationed in Hokkaido, Japan, as part of the post World War II Occupation.
On June 29, 1963, he married Laurel June Curtis at Wesley Methodist Church in Wausau.
Delmor was a carpenter, building homes in Wausau and later as a union carpenter on projects such as the Aspirus Hospital complex, Highway 51 bridges over Lake DuBay and the UW-Marathon County campus. He remodeled the former Rib View School in the town of Stettin, which was their home for nearly 52 years.
Delmor was a charter member of the Pommerscher Verein of Central Wisconsin and excelled at using the Platt Deutsch (Low German) language. He was a life member of the Marathon County Genealogical Society.
Survivors include his wife; sister, LaVern (Marvin) Machel; brother, Arden (Molly) Hoffmann; seven nieces and nephews; 13 grand-nieces and grand-nephews; and sisters-in-law, Helen Weber and Anne (Robert) Oelke.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at Rib Falls Methodist Church, 154 E. 19th Street, Marathon, with full military honors conducted by the American Legion, Marathon, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Marathon. Rev. Tim Gurlea presided. Visitation was held on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until time of service at the church.
Memorials may be directed to the Pommerscher Verein of Central Wisconsin Endowment Fund, 1102 136th Avenue, Marathon, WI 54448 or to the Rib Falls Methodist Church and mail to 1508 Merrill Ave., #205, Wausau, WI 54401.
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth Street, Wausau, was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com.