Carl Hoff

Longtime Enumclaw resident Carl Hoff, 92, died Feb. 4, 2017, at the Soldiers Home in Orting, Wash.

Longtime Enumclaw resident Carl Hoff, 92, died Feb. 4, 2017, at the Soldiers Home in Orting, Wash.

He was born July 2, 1924, in Eureka, S.D., to John and Fredricka (Holzworth) Hoff, the third-youngest of 18 children. He worked on the family farm near Bison, S.D., until his service in the U.S. Army during the latter stages of World War II. On Dec. 23, 1947, he married Marie Buckmier in Bismarck, N.D. In the years after their marriage, the family continued working the farm near Bison. In 1962 the family moved to the Black Hills of South Dakota where he was employed with the Homestake Gold Mine and in 1966 they moved to Washington state where he worked as a machinist for The Boeing Co. until his retirement in 1987. He loved spending time with family and friends and, following retirement, he and his wife enjoyed traveling in their RV, especially to Arizona. He was an avid fisherman and the couple enjoyed their RV lot in Ocean Shores, Wash. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He is survived by his son Wayne Hoff of Buckley; daughters Donna Klaudt (Doug) of Lynnwood and Carla Mesker (Gene) of Enumclaw; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Marie, on Oct. 30, 2002; son Dennis Hoff; and all his siblings.

A memorial service is planned for 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Enumclaw.

Remembrances may be made in his name to Multicare Home Health and Hospice, P.O. Box 5200, Tacoma, 98415-0200, or a Veterans of Foreign Wars Post of the donor’s choice.

All may sign his online guest book at

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