McCOOK, Nebraska -- Reuben Hoff Jr., 73, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2011, at Community Hospital in McCook.
Reuben was born Sept. 26, 1937, in McCook to Reuben "Duke" and Mabel (Kentopp) Hoff Sr. He graduated from McCook in 1955.
Reuben joined the U.S. Navy July 6 1955, and was honorably discharged on June 6, 1963.
Following his discharge, he worked as a U.S. Postal Supervisor for the U.S. Postal Service for 31 years until his retirement on Dec. 1, 1998.
Reuben enjoyed many hobbies including; hunting, fishing, gardening and was an all around "jack-of-all" trades. Most importantly, Reuben enjoyed family time, visiting with friends and family as well as new acquaintances.
Reuben was also a member of First Congregational Church of McCook.
Preceding him in death were his parents; sister, Sandra; and infant son, Daniel.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Rosalie; two sons, Bryan Hoff of Lincoln, Nebraska; Reuben (Dinna) Hoff III of Cozad, Nebraska; daughter, Jeannine (Alan) Kotschwar of McCook; brother, Robert Hoff of McCook; also seven grandchildren: Donnavan, Sommer, Chris, Taylor, Nathan, Adam and Brandon; and three great-grandchildren.
A book signing in honor of Reuben is Wednesday from 1-4 p.m.
Funeral services are at First Congregational Church on Thursday at 2 p.m. with Pastor Steve Bales officiating.
Memorials may be given in his name to McCook Humane Society.
Friends and family may send condolences online at www.carpenterbreland.com.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.