Raymond John Hoffman, 74, of Tolna, ND passed away Sept. 3, 2017, at Sanford Medical Center.

Raymond John Hoffman, 74, of Tolna, ND passed away Sept. 3, 2017, at Sanford Medical Center. The Funeral Mass for Raymond will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church of Tolna on Friday, Sept. 8 at 11 a.m. Interment will be in the Tolna Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the Church on Thursday, beginning at 5 p.m. with a Vigil Service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church on Friday, from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass. Raymond was born Dec. 24, 1942, to Raymond F. and Clara (Muellenbach) Hoffman. He was raised on his parent’s farm near Campbell, MN, graduating from high school in 1960. He served in the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1963. He married Dianne Schmit June 6, 1964, in Fairmount, ND. He graduated from NDSCS in 1968 and worked in the Fairmount area until 1973, when he accepted the manager position at the Farmers Union in Tolna. He retired in 2006. Ray was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church and was active in the community and the American Legion. He was a simple, humble man who was respected for his work ethic. Ray will be deeply missed by Dianne, his wife of 53 years; six children, Lisa (Kevon) Gillett of Tolna, Lori (Ross) Henningsgard of Buxton, John (Alison) Hoffman of Andover, MN, Jason Hoffman of Tolna, Lyndi (Aaron) Ehlers of McHenry and Jess (Vil) Hoffman of Fargo; 19 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; four sisters, Stacy Kaiser, JoAnne (Roger) Hogfoss, Monica Hoffman, and Carol (James) Hansen; one brother, William (Cynthia) Hoffman; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Mary Peters; brother-in-law, Dwain Kaiser; Dianne’s parents, Clarence and Phyllis Schmit; and a grandson, Brennan Ehlers. Arrangements with the Aaker Funeral Home of Lakota, ND, www.iversonkassianfuneralservices.com