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Norbert Hoffman

October 31, 1913 — June 23, 2010

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Norbert "NuB" Hoffman 96 of Centralia died peacefully Wednesday morning June 23, 2010 at the Eastridge Care Home in Centralia, KS.

He was born a twin child of Christopher Arthur and Mirtie (Lee) Hoffman on October 31, 1913 in Centralia, KS. He attended school at the Liberty 102 (Hog Corner) School near Centralia, the Centralia Schools, and the Vermillion School through the eighth grade. He later received a diploma of graduation from the Centralia High School, Unified School District No., 380 presented to veterans that served in World War II.

Nub married Hazel Yarger on April 23, 1939. Hazel died October 4, 2000. They were married 61 years.

Nub served in World War II in the US Army from Dec. 4, 1943 to Nov. 30, 1945. After his military service Nub returned to Centralia and farmed east of Centralia and worked as a mechanic/parts man for McBratney Case Implement Co. in Centralia and later for Schottel Implement in Seneca, KS.

He is a member of the United Church of Christ First Congregational Church in Centralia where he has served as deacon and trustee. He was a 65-year member of the Armstrong-Moyer American Legion Post #216 of Centralia; he also has served on the Centralia City Council and had been a member of the Centralia Volunteer Fire Department; in 1935 Nub served in the Civilian Conservation Corps in Bemidji, Minnesota.

He is preceded in death by his wife Hazel, his parents, a daughter, Glenda Joyce Hoffman in 1965; brothers, William Arthur Hoffman, Robert Lee Hoffman, sisters, Jessie Florence Langsdorf, his twin sister, Norma Beryl Sunderland, and Emma Louise Brower; and a great grandson R. W. Shumaker.

He is survived by a son Earl Hoffman and wife Linda of Los Alamos, NM; two daughters, Marilyn Shumaker and husband Martin of Netawaka, KS and Sandy Hoffman of Shawnee, KS. Five grandchildren, Bradley Shumaker, Todd Martin Shumaker, Christopher Shumaker, Marci Hoffman and Michael Hoffman; 9 great grandchildren, Lucy Shumaker, Seth Shumaker, Tonya Jones, Eric Shumaker, Ross Shumaker, Stephen Brucken, Christina Irvine, Chad Milner and Nick Milner; 10 great-great grandchildren, Kaitlynn Jones, Wyatt Jones, Isabelle Brucken, Spencer Brucken, Autumn Kramer, Jarred Kramer, Alexandria Irvine, Ricky Irvine, Samuel Milner and Caleb Milner.

Funeral services are Saturday June 26, 2010 at 10:30 AM at the United Church of Christ First Congregational Church in Centralia, KS. Rev. Deanna Lewis will conduct the service. Casket bearers will be Brad Shumaker, Todd Shumaker, Chris Shumaker, Austin Jones, Stephen Brucken, Eric Shumaker, Kenton Russell and Lonn McClary. Burial will be in the Centralia Cemetery with Military Honors. There will be a family visitation Friday evening from 6:30 - 8:00 PM at the Hayes-Popkess Funeral Home in Centralia, KS. Memorials are being left to the Talking Books Program or the UCC 1st Congregational Church in Centralia and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

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