Longtime Enumclaw resident Carl Hoff, 92, died February 4, 2017 at the Soldiers Home in Orting, WA. He was born July 2, 1924 in Eureka, South Dakota to John and Fredricka (Holzworth) Hoff, the 3rd youngest of 18 children. He worked on the family farm near Bison, South Dakota until his service in the U.S. Army during the latter stages of World War II. On December 23, 1947 Carl married Marie Buckmier in Bismarck, North Dakota. In the years after their marriage, Carl and family continued working the farm near Bison. In 1962 the family moved to the Black Hills of South Dakota where Carl was employed with the Homestake Gold Mine. And in 1966 they moved once again to Washington State where Carl worked as a Machinist for The Boeing Company until his retirement in 1987. Carl loved spending time with family and friends. Carl and Marie owned a number of RV's before and after he retired. After retirement they enjoyed traveling in their RV, especially to Arizona. Carl was also an avid fisherman, fishing for salmon in Puget Sound and the Pacific Ocean, and lake trout in the area. They also enjoyed their RV lot in Ocean Shores, WA. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Carl is survived by his son Wayne Hoff of Buckley; daughters Donna Klaudt (Doug) of Lynnwood and Carla Mesker (Gene) of Enumclaw; 6 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Marie on October 30, 2002; son Dennis Hoff; and all his siblings.
Remembrances may be made in Carl's name to Multicare Home Health & Hospice, P.O. Box 5200, Tacoma, WA 98415-0200 or a Veterans of Foreign Wars Post of the donor's choice.
Floral remembrances may be delivered to Trinity Lutheran Church, 1535 Washington Ave, Enumclaw, WA 98022.