Thomas B. Hofmann
Thomas Bernard Hofmann, 82, of Shelbyville, affectionately known as “Aunt Tom” passed away Saturday June 24, 2017 at his residence.
Born May 4, 1935 in Indianapolis, he was the son of Albert Christopher Hofmann and Alma Loretta
(Volk) Hofmann. He married Ruth B. (Roberts) Hofmann on August 27, 1966 and she passed away
on September 8, 1998.
Survivors include 2 brothers Charles A. Hofmann (wife Janice) of Waldron, David A. Hofmann (wife
Elizabeth “Betty”) of Shelbyville, and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He was preceded
in death by his parents, and spouse.
Mr. Hofmann had been a Shelby County resident since moving from Indianapolis in 1963. He had been
employed as a electronic technician at GE/Wellman for 42 years, retiring in 1997. He graduated from
Howe High School in Indianapolis, from Purdue University, and had served in the US Army. He was a
member of American Legion Post#70, and the Glenn E. George Fun Bunch group.
Tom loved all animals, especially cats, gardening, music, and playing high tech electronic organs.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday June 29, 2017 at 11:00 am at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral
Home, with Rev. David Humphrey officiating. Visitation will be observed on Wednesday evening, June 28th,
from 4-7:00 pm. Entombment will be in East Hill Shrine Mausoleum in Rushville. A military memorial
service will be conducted by a local veterans organization.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to Shelbyville/Shelby County Animal Shelter in care of the
Tom was our neighbor in my childhood home. As a child, I loved seeing Tom outside gardening and would always enjoy the conversations we had over the fence. I remember when Ruth was ill and admired his love for her as they got outside to walk every day until she could no longer. As I grew to an adult, my husband and I were blessed with opportunities to enjoy his friendship as he shared stories and his music with us when we came back to visit. I also often felt our cat loved Tom more than us! Tom was as wonderful and lovely as they come, and I feel ever so fortunate to have known him.
We are so sorry to hear about Tom. Tom & Ruth were god parents to my daughter Tasha. He will be missed greatly. Thanks tom for being a good fried rest in peace now
On behalf of your two and four legged friends at the Shelbyville/Shelby County Animal Shelter you will be deeply missed. We were blessed to have Tom in our lives and love him dearly. Every Christmas he would come to the shelter to see how everyone was doing and make a generous donation. Tom wanted a new shelter for the homeless pets of Shelby County and I don't know of anyone who was more pleased when Keith, our Department Head, rolled out the drawings for the future shelter and showed Tom that our dreams had come true. What a heart, friend and champion he was to everyone at 705 Hale Road. God bless you Tom.