Remembering Reed

Remembering Reed

For those who knew Reed Hoffman, knew that he was a man of his word. A man devoted to the history of Enterprise. A man devoted to his family. He was a kind and funny man, with a sense of humor that made you turn around and giggle. A man who would write Teller Tales and jump from one subject to another in the blink of an eye (which made it an interesting read). This past week, the world lost a man that we knew and loved. A man who was reunited with his wife Carolie, as well as other friends and family members. A man who was part of a generation that stood for treating others with kindness and respect. A man who many received their first loan from when he was an officer at the Dickinson County Bank, with paperwork signed and a hand shake at the end. The love he had for his bank customers and for the employees who were blessed to work with him was never ending.

Reed was a devoted friend. His old buddies, Pete and Jim, would often visit him at the bank. The laughs and stories they would tell would make your day, and often make you shake your head, too. They would often go weeks or longer without seeing one an other and when they were reunited, it was like no time had passed at all…the kind of friendship that was lifelong.

Reed came into this world on September 6, 1922, the son of Walter and Mary Hoffman. He was an older brother to Walter Hoffman Jr. and Mary Jean (Hoffman) McDonald. He was devoted to his family and when he married Carolie (Wolfenbarger) McKeeman, her two children, Kevin and Deriece, became his children.

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