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Donald Francis “Don” Hoffman Sr

May 8, 2021


May 16, 1934 – Apr. 26, 2021

Donald Francis “Don”

Hoffman Sr., age 86 of

Rugby, North Dakota died

Monday, April 26th, 2021

at the Trinity Homes of

Minot. He was born May

16th, 1934 in Kenmare,

North Dakota to Lewis

and Florence (Lundgren)


Don was raised in the

Kenmare home of his

parents and graduated

from High School there,

the class of 1953. While

in high school he was

continually active in

sports and other school

activities. Don went on to

complete his education at

North Dakota State Nor-

mal and Industrial College

after accepting scholar-

ships to play Football,

Basketball and Baseball.

He met and courted Bev-

erly Schaunaman while in

college and they were un-

ited in marriage on June

12, 1954. To this union

seven children were born

plus one adoption round-

ed out the family. Don

spent many years as a

teacher, principal, and

coach in many of the rural

North Dakota Schools,

Leeds was his last before

retiring as its principal.

He commentated count-

less Basketball and Foot-

ball games for both home

and District games. He

had a great masterful

voice. Don was highly ac-

tive in the communities

he lived in serving many

years as a 4th Degree

Knight of Columbus and

Grand Knight. He was a

longstanding member of

the Lions and the Eagles

and enjoyed his time at

the Rugby Senior Center.

In the summers while

teaching and after his re-

tirement he painted

homes both interior and

exterior as well as farm-

steads, barns and took

great pride in his work.

Over the years while

teaching, Don and Beverly

always found room for

foreign exchange stu-

dents. Tragically, Don

and Beverly would dis-

solve their marriage in


On November 15, 1998,

he was united in marriage

to Marlene (Ekren) Ander-

son in Rugby, and they

made their home in Rug-

by. You would often find

them at the Eagles playing

Bingo. Don was an ac-

complished artist and en-

joyed working with char-

coal, pencil, and ink. Don

won several awards for

his artwork. Throughout

his life he enjoyed watch-

ing sports, broadcasting

play-by-play sport events,

collecting stamps, coins,

and brass figurines.

Don leaves behind his

children; Donald Jr. (De-

borah) of Devils Lake,

Mark (Judy Blooms), Don-

na Loken (Tim McLaugh-

lin, all of Minot, Glenn

(Kelly) of Gooding, Idaho,

Kent (Danae) and Todd

(Christi), all of Minot,

Craig of Gypsum, Colora-

do, and Wendi Weseloh

(Christian) of Watertown,

South Dakota; 15

grandchildren; 21

great-grandchildren; a

brother (Lowell (Virginia)

of Staples, Minnesota;

nieces, nephews, other re-

latives, and friends. He

was preceded in death by

his parents; sisters, Betty,

and Louise; brothers, Da-

vid, and Robert; a

daughter-in-law, Shari

Hoffman; and his wives,

Beverly and Marlene.

Memorial services will

be held at 11 a.m. Satur-

day, May 8th in the

Anderson Funeral Home

Chapel with family burial

services in the St. Agnes

Cemetery, Kenmare later.

Pastor Gary Dorn, officiate

Friends may call for one

hour prior to the time of

the service in the funeral


Honorary Bearers: All

his grandchildren

Arrangements with the

Anderson Funeral Home

of Rugby. Online registry:



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