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David J. Hoffman Sr.

October 27, 1957 ~ October 26, 2021 (age 63)

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David J. Hoffman Sr., of Stevensville, Michigan (formerly of South Bend, Indiana), passed away at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at Spectrum Health Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph, Michigan, following a brief battle with stage four colon cancer.

He was born on October 27, 1957 to the late Chester and Phyllis Ann (Clancy) Hoffman in South Bend, Indiana, where he resided until moving to Stevensville, Michigan in 2016.  Along with his parents; he was preceded in death by his brother, Daniel John Hoffman; and his former wife, Sharon M. (Black) Hoffman, who was the mother of David’s children.

David graduated in 1976 from St. Joseph High School in South Bend, IN, and then received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN.  He was a self-employed sales representative in the Manufactured Housing Industry for many years.

David is survived by his significant other, Melissa A. “Missy” Tucker of Stevensville, MI; two daughters, Samantha R. (Andrew) Stout of Elkhart, IN; Amanda Hoffman of South Bend, IN; one son, David J. Hoffman Jr. of South Bend, IN; two grandchildren, Cade Nicholas Hoffman and Chloe Marie Stout; a sister Debbie (Bob) Urbanski of South Bend, IN; two step daughters, Michelle (Kevin) Rimes; Ashley Tucker; two step sons, Ryan Tucker; John (Savannah) Tucker; and two step grandchildren, Zoey and Cooper Rimes.

David loved playing golf; and was a huge Notre Dame, Chicago Cubs, and Bruce Springsteen fan.   He is probably in heaven right now drinking a Bud Light and playing golf with his good buddy, Boodie Hecklinski.

Visitation will be held from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, October 31, 2021 at Kaniewski Funeral Home, 3545 N. Bendix Drive, South Bend, IN.

A Catholic Funeral Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, November 1, 2021 at Kaniewski Funeral Home, South Bend, IN, with Rev. Daryl Rybicki officiating.  Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery, with a luncheon to follow at M.R. Falcons on the corner of Bendix Drive and Keller Street. 

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October 31, 2021

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Kaniewski Funeral Home
3545 N. Bendix Dr.
South Bend, IN 46628

Catholic Funeral Service
November 1, 2021

1:30 PM
Kaniewski Funeral Home
3545 N. Bendix Dr.
South Bend, IN 46628


Highland Cemetery
2257 Portage Avenue
South Bend, Indiana 46616

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