August 10, 1935 ~ March 19, 2014
Donald passed away on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Sanford Health in Fargo, surrounded by his loving family, at the age of 78.
Donald was born on August 10, 1935, the son of Joe and Ottilia (Froelich) Hoff, near Richardton, ND. He grew up in this area and received his education. Donald proudly served his country in the United States Army near the end of the Korean Conflict, serving three years. Following his discharge he returned to North Dakota.
Donald was united in marriage to Ruby Neidhardt on June 23, 1960 at Richardton, ND. They moved to Fargo where he worked for Wallworks, and later for American Welding in West Fargo, ND, until he retired. Ruby passed away in 1988.
He was a very kind and gentle soul who will be greatly missed. Throughout his life, Donald enjoyed working with horses, hunting, observing wildlife in their natural habitats, playing cards with his friends, music and dancing. He enjoyed restoring old vehicles and together with his son they restored an antique buggy .
Donald is survived by his daughter, Gayle (Richard) Olejnik of Apple Valley, MN; and his son, Wayne Hoff of Horace, ND; two grandchildren – Ryan Olejnik and Lauren (Daniel) Concha; his brothers, Richard (Elvera) Hoff of Rapid City, SD; Joe (Joan) Hoff of Richardton, ND; Cornell Hoff of Mandan, ND; his sisters, Sandra Skavdahl and LaVern (Roger) Reinbold both of Bismarck, ND; and sister-in-law, Delores Hoff of Fargo.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby; his parents; and siblings – Victoria (Tony) Sattler, Edwin Hoff, Herman Hoff; and sister-in-law, Delores C. Hoff.