Vance C. Hoffman, 70, of New Washington, Ohio, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, January 7, 2021.
Fondly known as Jack, he was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather. Jack graduated from Plymouth High School in 1968, where he excelled in football, basketball and baseball. Shortly thereafter, he served in the United States Army Infantry Division in Vietnam. He was proud to serve a country that he loved.
Jack worked for Plymouth Locomotive and Ohio Crane for a combined 43 years before retiring. He was a kind and gentle soul. He enjoyed being home, spending time with family, and crafting his unique woodworking talents and artistry.
Born July 24, 1950 to the late Vance Hoffman, Sr. and the late Alyce Dersch. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Debbie Oney and niece, Michelle (Oney) Wiley.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife Linda, whom he married November 27, 1971; children, Aaron (Melissa) Hoffman of Savannah, Georgia; Alesha (Trent) Seay of Marysville, Ohio; grandchildren, Clayton Hoffman, Shayla Seay, TJ Seay. Also surviving are brother Bill Dersch and sister Terri Bloem, both of Michigan, and numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives.
A private graveside military service will be held at St. Bernard’s Catholic Cemetery, in which Rev. George Mahas will officiate.
A private celebration of his life to be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. Online condolences can be left for the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com.
Lois Kehres - Jan 15, 2021
So sorry to hear of your husbands death. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.
Patty Kocher - Jan 14, 2021
Linda and Aaron, Alesha and families, my deepest sympathy in the loss of your husband, father and grandfather! Prayers for peace, comfort and strength as you grieve your great loss of Jack!
Pauil and Shirley Zimmerman - Jan 14, 2021
Linda, Aaron, Alesha and family, I just came from Legion meeting meeting tonight and found out that Jack had passed away. We are so sorry to hear of his passing. Our sympathy to you. Paul always enjoyed talking to him. He will be missed.
Connie Bores - Jan 13, 2021
Linda and Family so sorry to hear this. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers 🙏🏻
Andy & Janet Kaple - Jan 13, 2021
We are so sad to learn of Jack's passing. We are praying for you and your family. As you go through this difficult time, know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Cindy Hoffman Leger - Jan 13, 2021
Dear Linda Aaron and Alysha I have not seen my cousin for many years but I have memories of my handsome athletic war hero cousin. Jack was a year older. As a child we drove to Tiffin In 2 packed cars to visit our grandfather. We were little then. I awed at his athleticism and good looks. Then VietNam, marriages, children, cross state moves and we lost contact. But I always loved my cousin. Linda, I remember the absolute love you had for each other. May that deep, rare kind of love be your saving grace through this pain. I am so sorry. Love, Cindy.
John Farrell - Jan 12, 2021
Linda, Sorry to hear about Jack. So glad I ran into him a few months back and shared a hug. He was such a likeable guy. Played b-ball with him in a Plymouth league and of course softball too. He was a heck of a competitor. My sympathies to you and your family.
Brad & Brittany Kaple and Family - Jan 12, 2021
Linda and Family,
So sorry to learn of Jack's passing today.
Prayers of comfort and peace for all of you, and may Jack be granted peace in the Lord's eternal rest!
Betsy Fackler - Jan 11, 2021
Linda and family, I was shocked and saddened to learn of Jack’s passing. I first met Jack in kindergarten and we graduated together from PHS. I will always remember him with great fondness. You have my deepest sympathy and sincerest condolences.
Karen Alt - Jan 11, 2021
Linda and family, I am so sorry to hear of Jacks passing. My heart breaks for all of you. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. May Jack rest in Gods loving hands.
Carolyn Seymour Hansen - Jan 11, 2021
Linda and Family, You have my deepest condolences as you journey through these next few months. Jack and I were classmates at Plymouth and I always loved watching him as he played football, basketball and baseball. It is difficult for us to lose a classmate, but we know it is much more difficult to lose a husband, father, and grandfather. Prayers to you all.
Dick & Becky Bishop - Jan 11, 2021
Linda and family, We send our condolences for your great loss of a husband and father. May God bless you in this time of great sorrow.
Jon Daup - Jan 11, 2021
I was so sorry to hear the news of Jack's passing. Linda, as Dave M. said, Jack couldn't wait to get to New Washington to see you, even if that meant leaving some of us to do so. He was a true friend and tremendous teammate in all the sports we played together. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Linda, and your family.
John Wechter - Jan 11, 2021
Linda and family,
I have nothing but good memories of my time playing softball on the same team with Jack. The thoughts make me smile. Sincere sympathy to you all.
Don & Jane Phenicie - Jan 11, 2021
So sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family! Keep those precious memories in your hearts close ! God Bless!
Patrick Teynor - Jan 11, 2021
Linda and family, Marci just told me of Jack's passing and it is unbelievable. Marci and I will keep you all in our prayers. If there is anything you need just let us know.
May Jack rest in peace.
Pat & Sue Logsdon - Jan 11, 2021
We are sorry for your loss. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Chris & Tonya Fike - Jan 11, 2021
Dear Linda, Aaron, Alesha and family
We were sad to hear of the passing of Jack and wanted to extend our deepest sympathies to all of you.
May you cherish your memories and the life you had together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the days ahead.
Connie Forquer Jenkins - Jan 10, 2021
Linda and family,
I just found out the sad news. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. I will come and visit you when this Covid Virus starts to decline and is safe for you. Love, your friend Connie Forquer Jenkins
Alice Cain - Jan 10, 2021
Linda, Aaron and Alesha,
I was so shocked and saddened of hearing about the loss of your husband and father. I still remember when Linda first met Jack. Love at first sight and through all the years, it never changed. I can remember Linda and I trying to sneak over to Plymouth, so we could drive by his house. May all your fondest memories help you through this difficult time. Hugs and prayers sent.
MJ Whiteman - Jan 10, 2021
I am so sorry to hear of Jack's passing. Jack and I grew up in the same hometown of Plymouth. I remember him being so great in any sport he played along with his kindness and fun personality. He will be missed by all!
M.J. Whiteman (Echelberry)
Kim Humphrey - Jan 10, 2021
Chuck and I are so sorry for your loss Linda. Your family is in our prayers.
Carissa (Leonhart) Sherk - Jan 10, 2021
So sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. Sending prayers to each of you during this difficult time.
Bella and George Rudo - Jan 10, 2021
Linda (and family): We are so sorry to hear about Jack’s passing. What a nice person!! We will truly miss seeing him next door working in the yard and good conversations too! Our thoughts and prayers are with you!!! God Bless you!
Mary Bloomfield - Jan 10, 2021
Linda and family, Jack was a very nice person to work with at Ohio Crane. God Bless all at this difficult time.
Julie Finnegan - Jan 10, 2021
Linda, I'm so sorry for your loss. I will pray for you.
Dave & Deb McKown - Jan 10, 2021
Linda, we were shocked to hear of Jack's passing. Jack was my first friend growing up and is a very real part of my history. We shared so many great times playing ball and just having a few beers now and then. I remember when he fell in love with that cute girl (you) in New Washington and could hardly wait to go over there just to talk with her for a few minutes. I wish I could make your pain and sadness go away. Please know that Deb and I are thinking about you and the rest of your family as you go through this difficult time.
Joe Strausbaugh - Jan 10, 2021
Linda and family, Very sorry for your loss, you are in my prayers.
greg and sally kibler - Jan 10, 2021
linda, alesha, aaron, we are so sorry for your loss. jack was a great guy
Benny and margie Hines and families - Jan 10, 2021
Linda, Aaron, Alesha and families, Please accept our deepest sympathy. Jack was a wonderful guy. Jack was great with the kids in their sports programs.
Gerry and Cindy Alt - Jan 10, 2021
Our prayers go out for you and your whole family. We didn't even know until now. So sorry
Roberta Meiser Mathias - Jan 10, 2021
Linda and family. You have my deepest sympathy. Jack was a dear friend of mine since childhood. A great guy and a great loss. You are in my prayers.
Barb (Daniel) Castor - Jan 10, 2021
Linda and family so sorry for your loss. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Dan & Gail Clady - Jan 10, 2021
Linda and family,
So very sorry to hear about Jack's passing. It was such a shock to us. Dan has truly great memories of all the sports they played together. You have our deepest sympathies and we will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers. Keep all the great memories close to your heart and he will always be with you.
Dan & Gail
Cheryl VanWagner Hamons - Jan 10, 2021
Linda, Aaron, Alesha and families, So sorry for your loss. You have great memories to cherish and keep him close to your heart. Praying the Lord comforts and gives peace that passes all understanding during this time needed. You all have a special place in our family’s heart.