Obit Ken Hoffman

Kenneth Hoffman

June 20, 1962 –

Aug. 26, 2022

Kenneth R. Hoffman, of Ahsahka, Idaho, passed away on Friday, August 26, 2022, with his beloved wife and his loving mother by his side.

Ken was born in Boise, Idaho, in 1962, to Fred Hoffman and Alta (Hansen) Hoffman. He was the second of three sons. His father worked in construction, so the family lived in various places in Idaho, Oregon and California, eventually settling in the Boise area.

Throughout his childhood, he and his brothers helped out on their grandparents’ farm south of Boise every summer, and they all enjoyed hunting and fishing whenever possible. He was a champion wrestler throughout junior high and high school.

Immediately following his graduation ceremony from Meridian High School, Ken traveled to Ely, Nevada with his dogs to work for a cougar hunting guide. Ken also loved hunting bears. In his recent years his hunting was usually with a camera.

Ken worked for Albertsons Sundries for many years, as well as being a commercial truck driver, carpenter, and farmer.

Ken moved to Ahsahka, Idaho (near Orofino) and enjoyed living close to wildlife. He enjoyed talking about his “pet” deer and turkeys that stayed around his house, even the cougars and bears he frequently saw. He especially enjoyed shopping at the local grocery store and catching the eye of “deli girl” DeeAnna Nichols who became his wife and the love of his life.

Ken is survived by his wife, DeeAnna Nichols Hoffman; mother, Alta Doersch of Payette, Idaho; brother, John (Mendy) Hoffman of Phoenix, Arizona; brother-in-law, Kelley Nichols; and uncles, Jerry Hansen, of Boise, and Marvin (Nancy) Hansen of Meridian.

He was preceded in death by his father, Frederick Lowe Hoffman and his older brother, Frederick W. Hoffman.

Ken had a unique sense of humor and loved telling jokes and playing practical jokes. He made us laugh! He is gone too soon and will be very deeply missed. We will remember him in the trees and wildlife. We love you, Ken, always have.

Services to honor and celebrate Ken’s life will be held Thursday, Sept. 1 at 2:30 p.m. at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel at 939 Michigan Avenue, Orofino. A potluck will follow at the Helgeson Place, 125 Johnson Avenue, Orofino.

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