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Jack Hofmann
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 • Posted November 18, 2009

Jack Francis Hofmann, of Mason, died on November 11, 2009, at the age of 84. Jack was born on May 31, 1925, in Mason to Robert William Hofmann and Frances Schuessler Hofmann. He was a 1942 graduate of Mason High School and played guard on the football team. After high school Jack enlisted in the navy and served during World War II. After the war was over he moved back to Mason where he ranched and worked in the family business.

On September 30, 1947, he married Florene Eckert. They made their home on the Hofmann ranch. Jack and Florene were co-owners of Hofmann Dry Goods Company which they operated until its closing in 2000. They also ranched together and at one time were also co-owners of the Mason Warehouse Association. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church. In earlier years Jack was very active in the Mason Tennis Association. He also was a member of the Jaycees, helped with "Operation Orphans" and was a member of the Mason County Chamber of Commerce. In 2008 he was honored with the Chamber’s Hall of Fame award and served as one of the marshalls of the Round Up Parade. Jack loved to hunt and fish, he liked watching football on TV and he enjoyed driving around the ranch watching the wildlife and feeding the deer. Jack loved kids, and helping others and he also loved to tease people with his dry sense of humor.

Jack is survived by his wife Florene Hofmann of Mason and a son Rex Hofmann of Houston.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, November 14, at 2:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Mason. Private interment followed at the Hofmann Ranch near Streeter. Serving as pallbearers were Antonio Chavez, Terry McMillan, Bob Brandenberger, Charles Hoerster, Rob Hofmann, Bill Bob Tallent, Jacob Tallent and Jerry Smith. Visitation with the family was Friday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at Mason Funeral Home.

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