Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home It's all about saying goodbye. Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Daniel Jay "Bug" Hoffman
June 25, 1963 - September 28, 2019

Place of Birth: Culbertson, MT
Residence: Alice, ND
Age: 56

Dan Hoffman, 56, Alice, ND died on Saturday, September 28 at his home.
Dan was born in Culbertson, MT to Paul and Sally Hoffman on June 25, 1963. Dan, more affectionately known as “Bug”, got his nickname because his siblings thought he looked like a bug when his parents brought him home from the hospital. He grew up on the farm, south of Froid, MT and attended school in Froid. An unfortunate accident at the age of 19 left him paralyzed from the waist down. In 1983, he moved to Bozeman, MT. He attended college and received his degree in B.S. and worked as a dispatcher for the state of MT. In 1996, he moved to Washington to be closer to his two older brothers. He worked at Boeing building interior plane parts for six years. In 2004, he moved to Alice, ND to live with his younger brother and family. He helped his brother doing book fairs for Books Are Fun for 3 years.
Growing up, his family traveled to Oklahoma and throughout the Midwest to custom harvest for the season. This was a passion of Bug’s. He loved meeting people and making new friends. He also loved fishing, hunting, puzzles, reading, NASCAR, football, sitting by a good fire or the wood stove, and playing games (Whist, pinochle, cribbage, Tripolee). Bug had a green thumb and could grow almost anything in the garden and turn it into great food. He loved making homemade noodles and chicken soup, just like his mom and grandma.
Bug was full of charisma and had a personality that drew people to him. He was very generous and didn’t hesitate to help someone in need. He loved kids and enjoyed spending time with all his nieces and nephews. No matter where he went, he made friends.
He is survived by his Dad, Paul, of Culbertson, MT, siblings: Cindy Taylor (Joe) of Jackson, MN, Kris Schmidt of Billings, MT, Tim (Linda) of Everett, WA, Henry of Everett, WA, and David (Liana) of Alice, ND. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews: Wes, Ryan, Shane, Mark, Sam, Amanda, Whitney, Steven, Kayla, Kimberly, John, six great nieces, and one great nephew.
Dan was preceded in death by his Mom, Sally and his maternal (James and Mary Knick) and paternal (Henry and Pauline Hoffman) grandparents.

To all those whose lives Bug has touched, “This Bud’s for you!”

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Tony & Tiffani Anderson (Worden, MT)
Oct 1, 2019
Thinking of you at this time of such a sudden loss! Many hearts go out to you and your family right now and though no one can take away your sorrow and pain, may the support and concern of others help give you the strength you need from day to day. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
Dean Christoffersen
Oct 1, 2019

Prayers to everyone
Sheila Sprunk
Oct 1, 2019
So sorry to hear about Dan's passing. I always enjoyed visiting with Dan. He had such a great sense of humor! Sending thoughts and prayers.
Joe Reynen (Fort Peck, MT)
Oct 1, 2019
Sorry for your loss and thinking of your whole family. Thinking back to our Froid days. Bug was as friendly man as your going to find and was always willing to visit.
Lisa Anderson (Dickinson , ND)
Oct 1, 2019
I love you Danny Hoffman. I will never forget our bond, love and time together. It was all to short. I was truly blessed to be your friend and you made life wonderful. I miss so much that words cannot express. You are in my heart forever. Be at peace love. I will be seeing you.
Susan Christoffersen Streitz
Oct 1, 2019
So sorry to hear about Danny passing too soon.
I have so many great memories growing up as neighbors with all of you. Bug will always be a special part of them. Prayers to you all.
Kerry Lee (Sheldon, Nd)
Oct 2, 2019
Dan the Man you will be greatly missed!! I will always remember all the times at chaffee and out at the coop!! Fun times and great memories. Until we meet again my friend. I love you
Stanley&Glenda Matt (Elm Springs, SD)
Oct 2, 2019
To all of Bug's family, our hearts go out to you. Try to let your memories of Bug help now and all the days ahead, some will be happy, very silly with lots of laughter, some will be sad and your hearts will be so heavy. Remembering the long ago Paul Hoffman Harvesting Crew, the JD combines, the trailer with the bunk beds, Sal always having lots of food, those where good days. We remember a home and family in Froid that was full of life, you always felt welcome. Thinking of Bug's family with a hug for each one.
Teresa Ham (Alice , ND)
Oct 2, 2019
It’s really nice to hear the kind words shared, so many good memories, he’s touched many lives. I will miss our visits. Our love to the whole family,
Brandon Bertelsen (Sidney / Froid, MT)
Oct 3, 2019
Bug was always super cool to me... Mostly because of my friendship with his younger brother David. Great Family values!!! They stuck together as far as I knew. God is gonna be Happy, Laughing, and SUPER LAID BACK for the next few days... PEACE LOVE AND PRAYERS TO FAMILY AS I KNOW YOU WILL MISS HIM MOST...!
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