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Gerrit Hofman
August 1, 1932-May 5, 2021
Gerrit Hofman obit pic
Gerrit Hofman, age 88, entered peacefully into rest surrounded by his loving family on May 5, 2021.  He was born in the Netherlands on August 1, 1932.  In 1949, Gerrit immigrated to the United States and enrolled in the military. After his discharge, Gerrit and his brothers started a dairy in Tracy, CA. On April 15, 1970, Gerrit moved to Manteca, CA to start his own dairy and soon married his wife Pat. From the time when he was a little kid until his last days, Gerrit enjoyed being surrounded by cows and working from sunrise to sunset next to his devoted wife. When he wasn’t driving around his dairy supervising the operations, Gerrit could be found at the local coffee shop discussing current events with his friends.
   Gerrit was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Anna Hofman and his brother Steve Hofman.
   He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Pat Hofman, his sons, Skip (Lesa) Hofman of Ripon, CA, Jim (Lindsay) Hofman of Manteca, CA, Craig (Linnea) Hofman of Monee, IL, and David (Lisa) Hofman of Reno, NV. He was a loving Papa to eight grandchildren, Ashley, Stefani, Kassidi, Austin, Alexandria, Arie, Kaylee, and Kelsey and one  great-grandchild (Case). His siblings, include Dirk (Linda) Hofman of Manteca, CA, Alice Den Dulk of Ripon, CA, and Joann Weintz of Ripon, CA.
   The viewing will be held on Monday, May 17, from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Deegan Funeral Chapel located at 111 South Palm Ave., Ripon, CA. The memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 18, at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Reformed Church located at 741 West 2nd St, Ripon, CA.
   In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Ripon Christian School and Bethany Home Society of San Joaquin County, Inc. in Ripon, CA.

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin

Friday, May 14, 2021