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Timothy L. Hoffman

February 13, 2021
Timothy L. Hoffman
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Timothy Lewis Hoffman, of Bellevue, Nebraska, died peacefully at his home on February 13, 2021 at the age of 70 years young, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He leaves behind his devoted wife of 42 years, Denise (Dennie), adoring sons Zach (Jessica) of Omaha and Brett (Stephanie) of Kearney, sister Trudy (Charles) Shaiffer of Pocahontas, Arkansas and numerous in laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Lola (Parks) Hoffman of Syracuse, Nebraska.

Tim was born in November of 1950 in Pawnee City, Nebraska. As a talented athlete and student, he would go on to spend his high school, college and adult years playing and coaching basketball – the sport he loved most. After graduation from Kearney State College, Tim happily devoted 41 years of his life to others at multiple school districts throughout Nebraska including Gretna, Clay Center, David City, Murray-Conestoga, Bellevue and Omaha. One of Tim’s proudest coaching moments was leading his Gretna Dragons to the 1982 boys Class B State Championship. Whether on the court or in the halls, Tim impacted the lives of his players, students and faculty alike as a mentor, educator, coach, and friend.

Yet, despite his many career and coaching accolades, Tim’s greatest achievements were that of devoted husband and loving father. He knew profound joy and pride in watching his sons grow and succeed in their endeavors and he always relished time spent with family and friends. You would find Tim equally at peace on the golf course, in the fishing boat or sitting down for a good card game – if you don’t bring your own nickels, he was happy to lend you a few. He shared his life with us as we traveled together, traded stories and spent cherished moments over good meals with even better company. By his own admission, Tim never found an ice cream that was unacceptable.

Through his kindness, generosity, gentle confidence and love for family and friends, his was a life well spent. He will be missed, but never forgotten.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations to be made in Tim’s memory to the Parkinson Foundation at

Services will be held at St. Columbkille, 200 East Sixth St., Papillion, NE 68046 on Friday, February 19,2021 at 10:30 am.

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10:30 AM 2/19/2021 10:30:00 AM
Saint Columbkille Catholic Church

200 East 6th Street
Papillion, NE 68046

Saint Columbkille Catholic Church
200 East 6th Street Papillion 68046 NE
United States

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