Alvin Hoffman Jr., 83, Santa Claus

Alvin Hoffman Jr., 83, of Santa Claus, passed away on Wednesday, February 24th at his home.

Alvin was born July 15, 1937 in Santa Claus to Alvin Sr. and Mary (Fieth) Hoffman. He married Ruth Ann Lechner on April 27, 1963 in St. Joseph Church in Jasper. Alvin was a retired Farmer. He enjoyed Heritage Hills sports, playing cards and being with his grandkids. Alvin was a member of Mary Help of Christians Church, Knights of Columbus and Santa Claus American Legion Post 242.

Alvin is survived by his wife, Ruth; three sons, Keith (Missy) Hoffman of Dale, Kevin (Beth) Hoffman of Santa Claus and Kent Hoffman of Ferdinand; four grandchildren, Alyssa, Erika, Slade and Caleb Hoffman. Alvin was preceded in death by three sisters, Julia Wolf, Betty Luecke and Phyllis Messmer.

Funeral services will be Thursday, March 4th at 10:00 AM CT in Mary Help of Christians Church in Mariah Hill. Visitation will be Thursday from 8:00 AM CT until time of services at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Mary Help of Christians Church Cemetery Fund. Online condolences may be shared at

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