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Milton Harold Hoffman

Milton Harold Hoffman, 90, of Jackson, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

He was born April 20, 1931, in New Wells to William J. and Eleanor (Perr) Hoffman. Milton was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Wells, also the church of his marriage to Fern Mildred Zwosta on April 26, 1953, in New Wells.

He was a Specialist 3rd Class in the Army, serving honorably from May 4, 1954, to April 14, 1956, during the Korea-Peace Keeping Era. He worked 39 years as a maintenance supervisor for MoDOT, retiring in 1993.

He was a member at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson and a member of the Altenthal-Joerns American Legion Post #158.  

Loving survivors include his wife of nearly 69 years, Fern Hoffman of Jackson; sons, Larry Hoffman and Mark (Dawn) Hoffman of Jackson; two grandchildren Matthew and Michelle Hoffman; and a sister-in-law, Myrtha Zwosta of Cape Girardeau.

He was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Tammy Hoffman; a step-granddaughter, Brittney Seabaugh; three siblings Alida (Eric) Goodpasture, Helen (Willard) Petzoldt, and Melvin (Gladys) Hoffman; a brother-in-law, Norman Zwosta; and a sister-in-law, Dorothy (Marvin) Ludwig. 

Visitation was from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson.

The Rev. Jason Shaw conducted the funeral service at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022, at the church.  Interment followed at Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson. 

The family suggests that contributions to St. Paul Ladies Aid, St. Paul Church or School, or the donor’s choice of church or charity.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by clicking on the tribute wall tab of Milton’s personal obituary page at

Jay Forness covers education, county government and community events for The Cash-Book Journal. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in multimedia journalism and has lived in Jackson for the past five years. He can be reached at

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