In Memory of Hans Hoffmeier

Hans Hoffmeier
Hans Hoffmeier
Born: April 2, 1962
Died: December 8, 2022
Age: 60
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Hans Hoffmeier
April 2, 1962 - December 8, 2022
From: Denison, IA

Hans Hoffmeier, age 60, of Denison, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, December 8, 2022, at his residence of Denison, Iowa.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, December 16, 2022, at the Our Savior Lutheran Church of Denison, Iowa. Rev. Chad Trunkhill will officiate. Committal Services will follow in the Oakland Cemetery of Denison, Iowa.  

A Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., on Thursday, December 15, 2022, at the Our Savior Lutheran Church of Denison, Iowa.

The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa, is in charge of the funeral arrangements.  Condolences may be sent online at

Hans Harry Hoffmeier, the son of Harry and Clara (Kruse) Hoffmeier, was born on April 2, 1962, in Denison, Iowa. Hans was a farm boy from the start, with the passion for farming being passed down to him on the family farm located outside of Denison. This is where he first learned to love the land and the livestock that they raised.

During his school years, Hans became fond of the sport of wrestling. Through hard work and dedication to the sport, he qualified to wrestle at the state wrestling tournament. Hans graduated from Denison High School with the class of 1980.

Shortly after graduation, Hans lost his father suddenly and took over the family farming operation. He bought his first farm in 1987 and married the love of his life, Linda Westrom, in the same year on September 5, 1987, in the Our Savior Lutheran Church of Denison. They were blessed with two children, daughter Ashley and son Harrison.

A man of the land, Hans loved everything about farming from tending to the crops to feeding his cattle. This hardworking, honest, devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend was always willing to lend a hand. You could often find him on a 4-wheeler, checking cattle with his favorite little sidekick, granddaughter Hannah, who was his pride and joy. Hans was welcomed into his Savior’s arms on December 8, 2022, on the land that he loved.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 35 years, Linda Hoffmeier of Denison, IA; children Ashley (Coltyn) Schmidt of Dow City, IA and Harrison Hoffmeier of Denison, IA; granddaughter Hannah Schmidt; sisters: Janet (Ross) Iversen of Vail, IA, Lena Hoffmeier of Iowa City, IA, Nancy Hoffmeier of Lee, MA, Diane (Glenn) Schiltz of Denison, IA and Karen Schoon, of Ft. Dodge, IA; aunts: Delores Gosch of Mapleton, IA, Loretta Anderson of Denison, IA, Joyce Kruse of Mapleton, IA and Lucille Kruse of Denison, IA; many nieces, extended family and a host of friends.

Hans was preceded in death by his parents Harry and Clara Hoffmeier; brother Darrell Hoffmeier; and many aunts and uncles.


10:30 a.m., Friday
December 16, 2022
Our Savior Lutheran Church
Denison, Iowa


Rev. Chad Trunkhill


Coltyn Schmidt
Alan Miller
Aaron Van Houten
Austin Lansink
Glenn Schlitz
Randy Teneyck

Honorary Pallbearers
Harrison Hoffmeier
Ashley Schmidt
Hannah Schmidt
Kent Lansink
Kyle Ullrich
Terry Kucera


4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 15, 2022
Our Savior Lutheran Church
Denison, Iowa


"I Am But A Stranger Here"
"Amazing Grace"
"You Raise Me Up" by Josh Groban


Oakland Cemetery
Denison, Iowa


Friday, December 16, 2022 at 10:58 AM
“Linda, Ashley, and Harrison. I am so sorry for your loss. Your dad was a great guy! Please know we are thinking of you and miss you all. ”
- Sarah Westrom Tom Westrom
Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 3:54 PM
“Linda, we're so sorry to hear of your loss. Hugs to you and your family. ”
- Veronica and Jeff Poggensee
Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 11:33 AM
“Prayers to the family”
- Kari DeSchepper
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 10:02 AM
“Wishing you peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love at this time of sorrow. Hans was a classmate and I have always remembered him. ”
- Carmalee Smith
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 9:20 AM
“Linda, Ashley, Harrison and family
I am so very very sorry for your loss! Sending hugs to you all and keeping you in my prayers!”
- Robin Schiltz
Monday, December 12, 2022 at 11:19 AM
“My heart goes out to you all! Thoughts and Prayers to you Linda and family!”
- Jeanie Boeck
Monday, December 12, 2022 at 8:25 AM
“Hans has always been one of my favorite people . I am so sorry for you Linda and your family . May perpetual light shine upon Hans ! Fly high my friend - you will be missed ”
- Susan Grau
Monday, December 12, 2022 at 8:25 AM
“My condolences to the family ”
- Lanette Beermann Malone
Monday, December 12, 2022 at 8:25 AM
“So sorry to hear about your loss. My heart goes out to all of you. My the Lord wrap his loving arms around you all and give you comfort.”
- Marci Peterson
Monday, December 12, 2022 at 8:24 AM
“Linda, Harrison, and Ashley, I am so sorry for the loss of Hans. You will all be my prays and thoughts in the coming weeks and months.”
- Annette Sanderson
Monday, December 12, 2022 at 8:24 AM
“My condolences to the Hoffmeier family
- Richard P Knowles
Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 5:46 PM
“So sad to hear bout Hans, he was always a great guy, always had a smile on ,n a good word to say. ”
- Teresa Beazor
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