Lyle Hoff, 96, Stevens Point, died Monday, July 24, 2017, at Willow Brooke Living Center.
Private family graveside services were held Friday, July 28, at Guardian Angel Cemetery.
Mr. Hoff was born Feb. 28, 1921, in the town of Stetsonville, the son of Nicholas and Mary (Schneck) Hoff.
He graduated from Medford High School and began working for the Soo Line Railroad.
He was married to Margaret Pleus at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Stetsonville May 16, 1942.
He served his country in the U.S. Army as a Technical Sergeant in the 745th Railway Operation Battalion, from 1943 to 1946, serving in both India and Burma. After serving his country, the couple moved to Stevens Point in June of 1948.
He resumed his career with the Soo Line Railroad, retiring as a dispatcher in 1981.
He was an avid golfer, walker and biker and loved reading to the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed watching all sporting events.
He is survived by a son, Michael (Mattie) Hoff, North Fond du Lac, and a daughter, Mary (Art) Firkus, Stevens Point; five grandchildren, Jim (Karen) Hoff, Kelly (Jason) Thielke, Brian (Angie) Hoff, Sara Rae (Victor) and Garrett (Gerran) Firkus; and nine great-grandchildren.
Mr. Hoff is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Margaret, in 2015; two sisters; and eight brothers.
Online condolences may be sent to www.shudafuneral.com.