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Hofman, Abraham 1896-1956


Posted By: Janet M Schuldt (email)
Date: 12/29/2017 at 12:05:52

Sanborn Pioneer, Sanborn, O’Brien, Iowa Thursday, June 14, 1956


Funeral services for Abraham Hofman were held Friday, June 8, 1956, at the Sanborn Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Christion Reformed. Church, Rev. J. Streaks of Orange City, officiating. A quartet composed of Jim Zonnefeld. Dick Zonnefeld, Jake H. Elgersma and Marinus Mulder, accompanied by Mrs. Henry Elgersma sang "Beyond the Sunset" and "The Solid Rock." Miss Alvina Faber was the organist for the services. Mrs. Jake Haagsma Jr. and Mrs. John Byker were in charge of the flowers. Pallbearers were Dick Zonnefeld, Tim Kroese, Gerrit Zonnefeld, Andrew Zonnefeld, Henry Buteyn and Jake M Elgersma, all brothers-in-laws of the deceased. Burial was at Roseland Cemetery.

Abraham Hofman was born in the Netherlands. May 11. 1896, to Dick and Agnes Hofman. When a young lad he came with his parents to the United States, settling at Orange City He spent some time in North Dakota working with his brothers. In 1912 the family moved to Sanborn where on February 12, 1914, he was united in marriage to Kathryn Zonnefeld. They resided on a farm. To this union seven children were born, one son had passed away in infancy. In 1941 his wife Kathryn passed away His marriage to Mrs. Jessie Mars occurred April 25, 1945, at Sanborn, they made their home in Sanborn, where he resided until his death June 5. He had reached the age of 60 years and 24 days. The first five years in town he was an agent for the Farm Bureau.

Mr. Hofman at one time served on the Consistory of the Christian Reformed church and also on the school board of the local Christian School. He was also president of the O'Brien Co-op Creamery from the time of its organization till five years ago when he resigned because of poor health. He suffered a stroke six years ago but has been able to be up and around much of the time. He suffered two strokes this spring, the last one about two weeks ago. He seemed to be doing quite well until last Tuesday when he suddenly passed away of coronary thrombosis at his home.

He is survived by his widow, two sons Dick and Maynard, and four daughters, Elsie, Mrs. Wm. Elgersma, Agnes, Mrs. Ed Uittenbogaard, Tillie Mrs. Harry Bosma and Ailene, Mrs. John Krikke, one step-daughter, Elsie Mrs. Kenneth Kuyper all of Sanborn, 20 grandchildren and three brothers, John and Ben of Sanborn and Charlie of Clear Lake S. D.


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