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Joseph H. Hoff, 89, Batesville, died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, at St. Andrews Health Campus.
Born Jan. 26, 1927, in Batesville, he was the son of Cecelia (Mott) and Joseph A. Hoff.
Joe served in the U.S. Army during World War II and after the service would become the quality assurance manager for Aristech Chemical Co. before retiring in 1992. He was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council 1461, Knights of St. John Commandery 243, Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 and Prell-Bland American Legion Post 271.
To say Joe was a Reds fan would be an understatement. He and his brothers were avid fans. According to his family, he liked gardening, but apparently didn't have a green thumb. If his tomatoes produced, he was happy. Joe also enjoyed fishing, collected baseball cards, liked working on his house to keep it looking good and in later years took up jigsaw and Sudoku puzzles. Good with numbers, he would quickly solve the Sudokus in his head before finishing them on paper.
Joe was also very active in the organizations he belonged to, giving tirelessly of his time. He earned the nickname "Tootsie Roll Man" for his efforts with the Knights of Columbus annual Tootsie Roll fundraising drive.
He is survived by sisters Sister Irene Hoff, OSF, Oldenburg, and Edith Hoff, Batesville; as well as several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by twin sisters Dorothy and Edith Hoff and brothers Eugene, Erwin and the Rev. Alphonse Hoff, OFM.
Visitation is Monday, Aug. 15, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at St. Louis Church. Funeral services follow at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Stan Pondo officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military honors provided by the Batesville VFW and Prell-Bland American Legion posts. Memorials may be made to the Sisters of St. Francis Convent, Oldenburg. Weigel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published on August 12, 2016
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