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Darin Hoffmaster, 47 - January 28, 2015

Darin D. Hoffmaster, 47, of Cozad passed away Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
Services took place on Monday, Feb. 2, at the Cozad United Methodist Church, 1515 B St., with the Rev. Mike Parsh officiating. Burial was at the Cozad Cemetery.
Hoffmaster was born June 5, 1967, at Aurora to Allan and Kathy (Wulf) Hoffmaster.
He graduated from Cozad High School with the Class of 1985, and was employed at a hog confinement for Ron and Linda Arnold.
Hoffmaster went on to study agriculture at Ellsworth Community College in Iowa and worked at a hog confinement in Tekamah. He also farmed for Doug and Kay Gengenbach before moving to Lincoln where he was employed with TriCon Industries.
On July 23, 2005, he married Jill Thompson at St. John’s Lutheran Church north of Cozad. The couple resided at Cozad where he worked for Adecco Corporation. He eventually became manager of Elite Staffing in Cozad where he continued working throughout an illness.
He enjoyed playing pool, fishing, Nebraska football, golf and NASCAR, according to family members. He loved his family and friends, especially his grandchildren and dogs. He was an inspiration to the very end, keeping his sense of humor and never stopped his communication with family and friends.
?Hoffmaster was preceded in death by his grandparents, Merle and Bernice Hoffmaster and Arthur Wulf.
?Survivors include: his wife, Jill of Cozad; his parents, Allan and Kathy Hoffmaster of Cozad; daughter, Anna Barber of Omaha; son, Estaphon (Chasity) Hoffmaster of Utica; step-son, Jordan Nicewonger of Lexington; grandchildren—Maliyah and Silas Hoffmaster of Utica; his siblings—Troy Hoffmaster of Hastings, Duane (Rainy) Hoffmaster of Lexington, Terry (Shelley) Hoffmaster of McCook and Tyrone (Julie) Hoffmaster of Cozad; grandmother, Bessie Wulf of Ohiowa; great-aunt, Sadie Wedeking of Geneva; brothers-in-law—Scott Thompson of Cozad and Kent (Joy) Thompson of Lincoln; mother and father-in-law, Ann and DuWayne Thompson of Lincoln; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.