Walter Elmer Hoffmann

Walter Elmer Hoffmann, 85 years of age, residing in Bridgeport, Wash. passed away at his home on October 8, 2013.

He was born on September 7, 1928 in Max, North Dakota to Gottlieb Hoffmann and Elsa Zieg.

He was raised and went to school in Max, North Dakota until he received his military assignment and was sent to Korea. During this time he traveled extensively through Korea and Japan where he acquired many beloved stories. Completing his assignment he returned to North Dakota working as a lens crafter. There he married Georgina Coons in November 1976. They continued to reside there until 1980 when they moved to Mont Lake Terrace, Wash. There they acquired many beloved friends. In 2007 they moved to Bridgeport, Wash. to be closer to family. He was an active member of the congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses since his dedication in 1975. He loved to read and study the Bible, and assist others in their understanding of the scriptures. He was known for his sense of humor and love for a good laugh. He also loved his occasional German Beer and talking in German.

He is survived by one sister Hannah and James Lehmann and their family; stepson Stephen and Billie Scranton; inherited grandchildren Tina and Rudy Valdez; Thomas and Rita Scranton; Alan Vaughn; Shad and Amber Vaughn and their children; Melody Vaughn; and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, 13 other brothers and sisters, and his beloved wife.

Memorial arrangements will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Brewster, Wash. on Saturday, October 19, 2 p.m. Precht-Harrison-Nearents Chapel and the Okanogan Co. Crematory of Okanogan are caring for the arrangements.

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