Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Born in Elgin Illinois to Walter J. and Mamie L. Hoffman, Neil graduated from Elgin High school and attended Elgin Community College. He enlisted in the
United States Navy during the Korean War and as an Aviation Third Class Petty Officer
was discharged from active duty in March of 1956. He married Ann Estell Connell April 2, 1955 during his last year
in the navy. The couple resided first at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, later at Champaign, Illinois, Decatur, Illinois, Broomfield, Colorado and Cincinnati, Ohio.