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Nevin L. ‘Pap’ Hoffman

July 18, 2012
Lewistown Sentinel

EVENDALE - Nevin L. "Pap" Hoffman, 92, of Evendale, died at 12:45 p.m. Monday, July 16, 2012, at the Richfield Senior Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born Aug. 18, 1919, in Fayette Township, Juniata County, he was a son of the late Banks and Nettie (Benner) Hoffman. On Feb. 19, 1938, he married his surviving wife, Mary E. (Apple) Hoffman, with whom he shared more than 74 years of marriage.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by: his children, Twila Graybill-Knouse, Clarence Hoffman and wife, Rosetta, and Delbert Hoffman and wife, Audrey, all of Evendale; one sister, Irene Sheaffer, of Evendale; and he leaves behind 10 grandchildren, four step grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 12 step great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and 11 step great-great-grandchildren.

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Nevin L. ‘Pap’ Hoffman

He was preceded in death by: two brothers, Merrill Hoffman and Earl Hoffman; one son, Kenneth Hoffman; two sons-in-law, Raymond Graybill and Samuel Knouse; one daughter-in-law, Beverly Hoffman; and one granddaughter, Deborah Heisey.

Nevin was a member of the Richfield Mennonite Church, where he had served as a trustee. He also served as a Monroe Township Supervisor and as a board member of the Eastern Milk Producers.

Earlier in life, Mr. Hoffman worked at the Van Dyke Brick Works and later was a self-employed farmer until starting his own sawmill.

He enjoyed tinkering and working with wood and metal in his workshop. He also built several miniature carnival rides as well as several working miniature sawmills. Restoring old farm tractors and steam engines along with spending time with his friends at the Evendale Garage were things that he cherished.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 20, 2012, from the Richfield Mennonite Church, with Pastor Aaron Benner and Pastor Jerry R. O'Connell officiating. Interment will follow in the Richfield Union Cemetery.

Viewing will be from 4 to 8 p.m., with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, July 19, 2012, and from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Friday, at the church.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Hoffman's memory to the Richfield Mennonite Church Missions Fund, 167 Church St, Richfield, PA 17086.

Online tributes and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting



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