Dorothy Hoffman

November 9, 1933 - August 12, 2021

Visitation: Family will greet visitors one hour prior to the service. 

Service: Funeral service will begin at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 14 at Canton Lutheran Church

Livestream: Click here

Dorothy Hoffman, age 87, died Thursday, August 12, 2021 surrounded by her family.  Funeral service will begin at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 14 at Canton Lutheran Church.  Family will greet visitors one hour prior to the service.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Canton Meals on Wheels, Canton Lutheran Church, or AseraCare Hospice.  A link to the livestream of the service can be found at

       Dorothy was born on November 9, 1933 in Sioux City, IA to Charles and Beulah (Kelso) Beatty.  She graduated from Central High School in Sioux City, IA. After graduation, she worked as a telephone operator for Northwestern Bell.  She married Edward R. “Dick” Hoffman on March 19, 1954 in Sioux City, IA.  The couple lived in Elk Point, SD where they operated a service station. The couple moved to Canton, SD in 1965 where they owned and operated Dick’s Texaco, Hoffman Oil, and Pump & Pak until retiring in 1993.

       In addition to raising her children and bookkeeping, Dorothy enjoyed bowling, reading mystery novels, playing cards, and golfing.  She was also a great cook, accomplished fisherwoman, and the 1976 Hiawatha Golf Club Champion.  Above all else, she loved family gatherings and attending her children’s and grandchildren’s activities.

       Dorothy is survived by her sons, Mike (Marcia) and Gary (Kathy); daughters, Lori (John) Lems and Diana (Jim) Wiebe, all of Canton, SD; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Shirley (LeRoy) Mattes; along with numerous other relatives and friends.   She was preceded in death by her husband, Dick; granddaughter, Shantell; parents; brothers, Charles, Bob, James, and John; and sister-in-law, Myrna.



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  1. Ila Torkelson on August 12, 2021 said:

    I am so sorry for all of Dorothys family. It is so hard to lose your loved ones. Just had a big hug from her not even a month ago and she was so good. May God wrap his loving arms around you all in your great loss

  2. Linda Solem on August 12, 2021 said:

    Much love and hugs to you all! Even though she was ready, it will still be sad not to have here here with you! Hang on to all the memories! What a beautiful gift it was for her to be surrounded by her family!

  3. Lonnel Howard on August 12, 2021 said:

    Many of my happiest childhood memories was at Aunt Dorothy and Uncle Dick’s house spending time with my beloved cousins. I am soooo grateful this amazing woman’s blood flows through me too. Aunt Dorothy…. Please touch and hold all of our loved ones gone before you for each of us! You’ll forever be precious to me!

  4. CARLA MCMURRY-KOZAK on August 12, 2021 said:

    We hold you all in our thoughts and prayers and know how loved your mom has always been and will always be with so many fond memories- in our hearts
    The McMurry Family
    John and Kathren McMurry
    Carla and Doug McMurry-Kozak
    Diane McMurry
    Brent and Suzanne McMurry
    Renee and Brit McMurry-Gilman

  5. Craig and Patty Dittberner on August 12, 2021 said:

    Thinking of you and sending deepest sympathy. Craig and Patty Dittberner

  6. Martha and Al on August 12, 2021 said:

    Our deepest sympathy to Dorthy’s family. Dorthy was a lovely woman.

  7. Tami Rikansrud on August 12, 2021 said:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m thinking of you.

  8. Janet Short on August 12, 2021 said:

    My sympathy to the Hoffman family. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Wanda Ingalls on August 13, 2021 said:

    So sorry for your loss we are never ready to let our loved ones go regardless of their age. Especially a sibling that knows everything about us. That we can talk about our past w/out explaining who the person.Hugs Shirley. Wands Ingalls

  10. Loren Wallem on August 13, 2021 said:

    Saying “Sorry” doesn’t seem enough, but don’t what else to say at the lose of your Mother. Only meet her twice, but know she was a great person and Mother. Hugs for all the family.

  11. Doris Abraham on August 13, 2021 said:

    My Sympathy to the Hoffman family. From Kdg. on she was one of my best friends. I will always hold the fond memories we all had. Last time we were together was at the 50th class reunion and we had such a good time!.

  12. Nancy J Ellis on August 13, 2021 said:

    Our sympathy to all of you as you relive your happy memories.
    Phyllis Ellis and Nancy Ellis

  13. Janyce Johnson on August 13, 2021 said:

    Dorothy was such a sweetheart. I loved helping her. Always cheerful. You have my sincere condolences. Love and prayers

  14. Lynn Short on August 14, 2021 said:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Words cannot express the feelings I have for both your parents. They were so good to us & if it weren’t for them I wouldn’t have the Garden, so many memories to cherish. God bless you all

  15. Teresa Halling on August 14, 2021 said:

    My deepest sympathy to all of you. I only have happy thoughts when I recall growing up 2 doors down from the Hoffman’s. May each of you let your happy memories of Dorothy carry through your tough times and feel the joy of her presents in your heart.

  16. Bev Lynott on August 14, 2021 said:

    Rest dear Dorothy…I will watch over Shirley.

  17. BoAlbers on August 14, 2021 said:

    So sorry for your Lost

  18. Sandra Hoover Lundstrom on August 19, 2021 said:

    Sympathy to the whole Hoffman family. Not easy to lose a parent, I hope all your memories will get you through this journey you are now traveling.

  19. Rod Rhead on August 20, 2021 said:

    Mike, so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. She was such a blessing to you and your family. God Bless

  20. Irene DeBerg on September 10, 2021 said:

    “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ”. Titus 2:13. How fast time goes. Already a year since my brother went to heaven. Only Christ can heal the broken heart…this I pray for you. Much love