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Updated: Desean Hoffman

Nov 9, 2020

Desean Hoffman

A walk thru visitation For Desean Hoffman, 16, of Estherville, will be held from 3-7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Estherville.

Masks are required, and social distancing protocols will be followed.

A family Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. The family mass will be live-streamed on the St. Patrick’s Religious Education Facebook page. A public gathering will be held at Hoyt Luithly Football Field following the family service on Friday at 11:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred.

Desean Bryant Hoffman, son of Christopher and Ashley (Huntley) Hoffman, was born on July 18, 2004 in Omaha, NE. He passed away at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on Nov. 7, 2020 from injuries sustained in an accident at the age of 16.

Sean was a junior at Estherville Lincoln Central High School. He was a member of the 2020 Class 2A State Qualifying Football Team, where he played as a defensive tackle. He also enjoyed playing for the ELC baseball team. Sean was a member of the 12 Mile Lakers; every year he looked forward to the Emmet County Fair. He was there from start to finish, showing his own pigs and cattle and helping the other 4-H members. Fishing, hunting, golfing, gaming with friends, and chicken quesadillas were things that brought him great joy.

Sean was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Estherville. He enjoyed being around people, especially his family. He had a heart of gold and his family was his number one priority. He was a wonderful role model to his siblings and all of those around him. Sean was always eager to help the people around him, on the farm, with the family, or in the community. He has always been his dad’s right hand man, if something needed to be done Sean was there to do it. He spent the summer helping build a shed for his 4-H projects with Chris. He was eagerly helping with any projects that needed done for their new family home.

Sean brightened the lives of all who he touched. His genuine kindness was known by many. Sean worked hard and had so many wonderful things to offer the world. Not only did he work hard, but he also enjoyed having fun and was known to make many laugh by his sly humor. He was special and has impacted so many people in the short time he was here with us.

Sean is survived by his parents Chris and Ashley (Huntley) Hoffman, his siblings Emmalynn, Hayden, and Huckston, his grandpas Luvern Hoffman and Frank Huntley, and his great-grandparents Lambert Hoffman and June Janssen. He is also survived by his uncles and aunts Kyle (Michael Jans) Hoffman, Amy (Dean) Johnson, and Aaron (Tara) Huntley and many cousins.

Sean is preceded in death by his grandmas Vicky Huntley and Donna Hoffman, great-grandparents Marge Hoffman, Marvin Janssen, Ben & Edith Huntley, and Doris & Kenneth Reinhardt; and his aunt Amanda Huntley.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.henryolsonfuneral.com