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Thursday, April 12, 2007
We're Back!Where Have We Been?
We don't know about Lake Wobegon, but it has not been a quiet week in Holabird! Something always going on. The Arnold Hoffman funeral called most of the Holabird Advocate staff away, also visiting relatives at the Come Hahn Inn Make Your Own Bed And Breakfast along with a bit of occasional farm work has kept us busy, on our toes and on the road.
The Hoffman funeral was a testimony to a well lived life. The church was so packed that the overflow rooms were overflowing. some mourners had to go up into the organ loft to see Arnold Hoffman off at this world and into the next. As Jerry Hinkle stated, "It's not the end! Just the beginning of the next chapter."
Larry and Phyllis Ehlers came from Minnesota for the funeral. Instead of fatted calf, it was pork roast at the Come Hahn Inn Make Your Own Bed and Breakfast on Tuesday night. Agnes also had in informal coffee clatch on Wednesday morning.
Then there was the work! Jerry Hinkle ground 300 bushels of corn for the heifers this morning. Harold and Darrel Hinkle alternated checking the cows. So far no unpleasentness. In fact Darrel has had two sets of twins, is he is a little prepared for some loss, should it occur.
The Life and Times of Arnold Hoffman
Arnold Hoffman, 83, of Highmore, died Friday, April 6, 2007 at the Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls. Funeral services were held at 10:00a.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2007, at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Highmore with David Peterson officiating. Burial was in Medicine Hill Cemetery in Harrold with Military Honors, directed by Luze Funeral Home of Highmore. A prayer service was held at 7:00p.m. Tuesday, April 10 at the church.
Arnold Herman Hoffman was born July 8, 1923 in Parkston, South Dakota to Herman and Bertha (Esminger) Hoffman. He grew up south of Harrold, on a farm, where he learned the art of farming and ranching. At the age of 22, he entered the Air Force and was assigned to work as an aviation mechanic during World War II. He was honorably discharged from the service in 1947. Following his return, he was married to his childhood sweetheart Clara Mae Carroll in December of 1947 in Miller. They made their home in the rural Highmore/Harrold area and to this union six children were born. In 1985, they moved into Highmore and he worked for various ranchers up to the time of his death. When he was not working, he enjoyed square dancing, hunting, fishing, and playing cards. He loved woodworking, watching rodeos, especially bull riding, and spending time with family and friends. He really enjoyed making sure his grand kids always had a special treat, through smiles or jokes.
Those having enjoyed his life are his wife Clara Mae Hoffman of Highmore; four children: Jim (Ruby) Hoffman, Morris (Debb) Hoffman, and Connie (Diane) Hoffman, all of Highmore and Myra (Tim) Brothers of El Reno, OK; 12 grandchildren: Leanne Hoffman, Ken (Amy) Hoffman, all of Highmore, John (Rachel) Hoffman of Pierre, Kristi (Darrel) Hinkle of Holabird, Jeremy (Sarah) Van Tassel of Lead, Mychal Hoffman and fiancé Jean Hurd of Billings, MT, Kristi (Dane) Dobesh of Belle Fourche, Lisa Hoffman of Harrisburg, Laura Hoffman and fiance Josh Kurtenbach of Mitchell, Jacob Brothers of Los Angeles, CA, Garret Brothers and Carrie (Sissy) Brothers of El Reno, OK; 8 great grandchildren: Samantha, Tate, Joseph, and Morgan Hoffman, Brittany, Shelby and Justin Hinkle, and Ethan Van Tassel; and 2 brothers: Oscar Hoffman of Highmore and Marvin Hoffman of Loveland, CO. He was preceded in death by his parents, two infant sons, and two sisters.
North of 40: Bank on it
by Red Green
You can learn a lot about relationships by looking at your bank statement. Whenever you do something thoughtful or sensitive, that's a credit. When you do something boneheaded, that's a debit. When it gets to the point where your debits are greater than your credits, you now have a debt. This debt will draw a great deal of interest -- especially from your wife. If you apologize sincerely at the time of the debit, the amount can be forgiven. If you don't apologize or don't apologize properly, the interest will compound until such time as the account goes dormant, and then it will eventually be closed. So, I suggest you get your accounts in order long before it gets that far. Try to do it during banking hours. Expecting to get an appointment with the credit manager after bedtime is asking for foreclosure.

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