Louis William Hofmann, “Bill”, of Frederick County, died at the age of 88 on June 6, 2021, at Winchester Medical Center as a result of ongoing heart problems. Mr. Hofmann was born in 1932, in Hyattsville, MD, to George Hugo and Emma Eleanore Remmer Hofmann. He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the Air Force. Before retirement, he was the Maintenance Supervisor for the Winchester City Public School System.
His hobbies included archery, having served as President of the Shawnee Bowmen Archery Club. He enjoyed canoeing, having participated in and winning the National Championship for the Washington-Lee High School (Arlington, VA) 8 Man shell crew in 1949.
He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed both hunting and fishing as well as camping. He loved taxidermy of small animals. He loved nature whether it was birds, animals, insects, plants, or trees. He also enjoyed traveling, having spent time in England in the Air Force, going to Morocco in Northern Africa and Athens, Greece. In his later years he liked to visit National Parks, particularly in the West.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Hofmann was preceded in death by a son, William “Billy” Hofmann.
Survivors include his son Michael Hofmann, and daughters Shelly Myers, Kelly Hofmann, Shaie Lambert & husband Robert, ten grandchildren and one great grandson, and sister, Margaret Peterson & husband Harvey.
Also surviving is best friend and soulmate, Helen Hoover, to whom the family will be eternally grateful for giving him the best 30+ years of his life.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, June 10, 2021 from 6pm to 8pm with a funeral service the following day, Friday, June 11, 2021 all held at Omps Funeral Home , Amherst Chapel. Interment will be in Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Officiating will be Reverend Anthony Layman.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork St, Suite 405, Winchester, VA 22601 or Wesley Chapel Church, 110 Hunting Ridge Rd, Winchester, VA 22603.