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David Hoffman

Detroit Lakes native David Norris Hoffman, 60, died Monday, December 31, 2007.

Original and loving relative and friend to so many significant people, Dave spent his life making people happy. Those who knew him best loved him for his humor, love, brilliance, true compassion, honesty, music and huge heart. He had the ability to make any situation better and always kept you laughing. A loving partner, the best father and a true friend, he will forever be with his loved ones, and always bring them laughter.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Jean Hoffman; daughter, Missy; five sisters, Kathy (John) Holland, Anne Hoffman, Jeanette (Dave) Erickson, Lita Clark and Geri (Dale) McConachie.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, with visitation from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at Washburn-McReavy Strobeck Johnson Chapel, 1400 Main St., Hopkins, Minn.