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Obituary for Gilbert Fred Hoffman

March 18, 1935 – July 28, 2023

Gilbert Fred Hoffman, age 88, passed away peacefully at AccentCare Hospice in Wauwatosa, on Friday, July 28, 2023.

Gilbert Fred Hoffman
Gilbert Fred Hoffman

A lifetime resident, Gilbert was born in Racine on March 18, 1935, to the late Gustave and Oletta (née Eifler) Hoffman. He was a graduate of Washington Park High School and went on to attend the University of Wisconsin. On April 7, 1956, in Grove Avenue Baptist Church, Gil was united in marriage with the love of his life, Nora Lee (née Hultman).

Gil was employed as a Corrosion Engineer for Wisconsin Natural Gas from 1955 – 1994. He was a member of Holy Communion Lutheran Church and the National Assn. of Corrosion Engineers. Gil was an extreme sports fan and a competitive athlete, especially in basketball, golf, bowling, tennis, racquetball, ping pong, and pool. He had a great appreciation for music, enjoyed gardening and yardwork (especially on his tractor), and always looked forward to a good game of Schafkopf. Above all, Gil was all about his family and treasured being together with all of his loved ones.

Surviving are his loving wife of 67 years, Nora; their daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie (Terry) Lischka, Vicki (Lou) Orgas and Jill (Gary) DeVries; grandchildren, Dave (Amber) Lischka and Leann DeVries; great-grandchildren, Addy, Nolan, Oaklyn and baby Lischka (due January 2024); nephews, Dick (Cecily) Hoffman and John Hoffman; 7 brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends – too numerous to mention all by name.

In addition to his parents, Gil was preceded in death by his brother, Mel (Doris) Hoffman; sister, Dorothy (Milan) Masare; one nephew, three brothers-in-law and one sister-in-law.

Gil was the most loving and wonderful husband and father. We were all so very lucky to have had him in our lives.


Private family services will be held. Memorials to the American Heart Association or to the American Cancer Society have been suggested.

A heartfelt note of thanks to AccentCare Hospice for the compassionate support given in Gil’s time of need. May God bless all of you!

Obituary and photo of Gilbert Fred Hoffman courtesy of Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home.

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