Roy ‘Ray’ Hoffman

Roy S. Hoffman, 83, Minot, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, in his home.

Roy “Ray” Stanley Hoffman was born Dec. 6, 1929, in Logan County “Flat,” south of Streeter, the son of John and Katherina (Ketterling) Hoffman. He attended rural school and graduated from Napoleon High School in 1947.

Roy attended the University of North Dakota at Grand Forks, majoring in accounting. In Rapid City, S.D., he learned the ceramic tile trade and worked at military installations in many states. He started Ray Tile Co. in Minot and over the years he and his crews laid tile in hospitals, restaurants, schools and various other businesses. His ceramic art at Four Bears Lodge, New Town remains a wonderful example of his skill.

Growing up on a farm, Roy learned to hunt at an early age. Throughout his life, hunting and fishing were great leisure times for him. He retired from the tile business at an early age and pursued his passion, the stocks/option market. Roy enjoyed coffee at Schatz Crossroads Truck Stop with many of his friends, lunch at Oma’s, dancing and pinochle at the Moose Club and many Saturday car auctions with Smitty.

He is survived by: his sister, Clara (Harold) Martin, Forbes; nieces, Roni Sletto, Willow City, Jeannette Redlin, JoDell Veil, and Kathleen Enzminger, all Jamestown, Shelda Flaten, Forbes, Esther Retzlaff and Leona Hoffman, both Ellendale, nephews, Leslie and Wesley Hoffman, Ellendale; also many other out-of-state nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; five sisters, Emma Dockter, Freida Geinger, Ida Sheldon, Elsie Burkhart and Gertrude Becker; and four brothers, Arnoldt, John, Leonard and Xaver.

Visitation: There will be no reviewal, however, friends may sign a guest book on Friday, March 1, 2013, from 3 to 5 p.m., at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.

Sharing of memories: Friday, 5 p.m., at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home Chapel, Minot.

Burial: Hope Cemetery, southwest of Streeter, in the spring.

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