Ronald Hoffman

  • Born: April 16, 1936
  • Died: January 7, 2017
  • Location: Sterling, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

505 1st Avenue
Sterling, IL 61081

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family

Ronald Hoffman, 80 of Sterling, died Saturday, January 07, 2017, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.

Ronald was born on April 16, 1936 in Chicago, the son of Carl and Florence (Osterberger) Hoffman. He married Loretta Krysa on June 6, 1964. Ronald worked for Edelmann as a tool and dye maker for 35 years. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling.

Survivors include his wife, Loretta; three sons, Mark (Becky) Hoffman of Dallas, TX, David (Rhonda) Hoffman of Loves Park, IL and Eric (Jane) Hoffman of St. Louis, MO; one sister, Donna Artese of Chicago, IL and one grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, Kathy Hoffman.

Visitation will be Tuesday, January 10, 2017 from 10:00-11:00 A.M. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 A.M. at the church with Reverend James R. Keenan, Celebrant.


Condolence & Memory Journal


It has been an honor to call the Hoffman's my friends. Growing up with Ron and Lori's sons, Ron was one of the best father's anyone can imagine. It was a always a joy to witness the true friendship he had with his sons in adulthood.

Posted by Chuck & Michelle Newell - Naperville, IL - Friend   January 09, 2017

Ron enjoyed spending time with his family and playing golf. I recall fondly some fun times that we spent together like the big wedding anniversary party and the time in his basement when he showed me the latest golf club that he was tinkering with to improve how it would play for him. We will all miss Ron.

Posted by Dan Pavlik - Chicago, IL - Family   January 09, 2017


I only knew Ron for a couple of years. I worked with him at Emerald Hill and played golf with him a few times. He was a great guy who would take the time to explain anything to you or to tell you a story. I will miss him. God be with the Hoffman family.

Posted by Dwight Oltmanns - Sterling, IL - Friend   January 09, 2017

I worked with Ron in the tool room the last few years before he retired
I really liked working with him and even learned a few things from him.
I really thought he would live to be 100. He was a good guy.
I am very sorry that he passed.
Mike Thomas

Posted by michael thomas - polo, IL - Coworker   January 09, 2017

we enjoyed ron on the golf course he will be missed he was a fine person

Posted by cruzr rivera - rock falls, IL - Friend   January 09, 2017


sorry for your loss==ron was a great golf buddy==he will be missed==the cruz rivera family

Posted by cruz rivera - rock falls, IL - Friend   January 09, 2017