Wayne Hoffman, 68, of Cushing, passed suddenly December 20, 2017, at his home.
A Celebration of Life will be held, Thursday, Dec. 28, at 11 a.m. at Motley United Methodist Church with Pastor Greg Leslie officiating. Visitation will be Weds., Dec. 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Staples and one hour prior to services at the church.
Arrangements were with the Brenny Funeral Chapel, Staples.
Wayne was born January 1, 1949 in Estherville, IA to Lyle and Gwendolyn (Newton) Hoffman. He grew up in Orleans, IA and began working on a farm when he was 13. Wayne was drafted and served in the U.S. Army for two years. When he returned home from Germany, he married Catherine Nesvik, just before Christmas, 1972, in Spirit Lake, IA. They moved to Motley where they built Tri-County Livestock Auction, Inc.
Wayne spent most of his life traveling, gathering consignments for the auctions and continued to manage the business after selling it in 1999. He recently retired as the manager but continued to own and operate his feedlot, Tri County Cattle Company. He enjoyed his work, fishing in Canada during the summer and spending time with his family and friends.
Wayne is survived by one son, Justin; two daughters, Jennifer (Tim Morrow) and Julie (Wyatt Johnson) all of Motley; two cats, Apollo and Squeaky; one granddaughter; one grandson; one brother, Tom (Ronaleen) of Spirit Lake, IA; brother-in-law, Don Nesvik of Greeley, CO and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine (Cathy); parents and two sisters.