Paul A. Hoff, 71, of Chetek/Cameron, Wis., passed away on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at Meadowbrook at Chetek. Paul was born on March 29, 1948, in La Crosse, Wis., the son of Lester and Arlene (Midtlien) Hoff.
Paul grew up in Chaseburg, Wis. He attended the Cliffside grade school and Westby High School. He was president of the Westby FFA in 1965–66. He attended Agricultural Short Course at University of Wisconsin-Madison and then started his career at St. Joseph Equipment in La Crosse. He worked as a district rep for Massey Ferguson in South Dakota until 1978. In 1982, he married Dian, and together, they raised their family. He worked for various dealerships throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin. He taught ag mechanics at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in New Richmond, Wis., and later worked as an air quality inspection technician, which gave him the opportunity to travel. After retirement, he worked 10 years for Nuto Farms planting and harvesting corn, potatoes and soybeans out of Rice Lake, Wis.
His hobbies included restoration of IH and Wheel Horse tractors, deer and large animal hunting, researching his family history, and planning parties and reunions. He loved spending time with his friends and family, and was very proud of them all.
Paul leaves to celebrate his memory his wife, Dian Hoff, of Chetek/Cameron; daughters Lory (Keith) Bauer, of Viroqua, Wis., Jennifer Hoff, of Big Lake, Minn., Amanda (Ryan) Scheuermann, of Montrose, Minn., and Erica Davis, of Big Lake, Minn.; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; his sister, Patty (Mary Jo) Hoff-Haugen, of Chaseburg; brother James (Rose) Hoff, of La Crosse; numerous nieces and nephews; and other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester A. Hoff and Arlene Hoff-Kapanke, and his beloved dog, Dozer.
A celebration of life for Paul will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9, at Chetek Lutheran Church. Paul’s family will greet visitors at the church beginning at 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Please join the family for lunch and continued fellowship in the church basement following the service.
The Burnham-Ours-Kolstad Family Funeral Home of Chetek has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.