Robert Bernard Hoffmeister, 73, recent resident of Monument, Colorado, passed away the morning of Monday, May 8 th ,
2023 at Centura St. Francis Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Bob was born in Lakeland, Florida March 15, 1950, the fourth child of Kurt Frederick and Betty H. (Feist) Hoffmeister.
He was raised in LaHarpe, Illinois and graduated from LaHarpe High School in 1968. Bob attended Western Illinois
University in Macomb, Illinois and graduated with a B.S. in Industrial Education in 1972.
He married Marsha L. Miller June 22, 1974 in Millstadt Illinois. Marsha and Bob then moved to LaSalle, Illinois to begin
his forty year career in education, training, and sales. He began his professional career teaching in Ottawa, Illinois at the
new Shepherd Junior High. Three years later district downsizing occurred and the Hoffmeisters ventured west to colorful
Colorado in 1976, a place they fell in love with after visiting a college friend.
Once settled in Colorado, Bob continued his career in education; however, his new students were industry professionals.
Armed with knowledge in industrial arts he became engaged in the beginnings of computer graphics. Bob spent nearly
20 years developing training systems for the first adopters of computer added design systems for mechanical and
architectural design. He was also instrumental in the early introduction of stereo lithography systems now known as 3D
In 1993, Bob and his family moved to The Woodlands, TX to pursue opportunities in the oil and gas industry. Bob
evolved into sales management with Siemens PLM where he excelled in the field earning many industry recognitions.
In retirement, Bob was enjoying carpentry, cooking, collecting family histories, listening to his audio books and spending
time with family and friends, especially his two grandsons. He had completed his goal of returning to the mountains of
Colorado. Never at a loss for words, Bob never met a stranger. Often the life of the party, he could fill a gathering with
his great sense of humor and opinions.
Bob will be missed by all who knew him or crossed his path at any intersection. He had many lifelong friends and was
loved by all.
Bob is survived by his wife of 48 years, Marsha, two sons: Grant (Cyndi) Hoffmeister of Littleton, Colorado and Tyler
Hoffmeister of Denver; grandsons: Robert (Robby) and Bennett Hoffmeister of Littleton, Colorado. One sister, Wilma
(Phil) Nielsen; Sisters-in-law: Jeanne and Sue Hoffmeister, Joyce (Chuck) Ehr, Carolyn Jenkins, and Vicki Ellis; brother-in-
law Douglas (Sherry) Miller. Additionally, many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, numerous cousins in
the U.S. and Germany and “several cousins once removed.”
Besides his parents, Kurt and Betty, he was preceded in death by his in-laws, Lester and Dorothy Miller, his brothers
Kenneth K. and William R. Hoffmeister and brothers-in-law George Jenkins and Bruce Ellis.
As per his wishes, cremation had been entrusted to the care of Tri-Lakes Funeral and Cremation in Monument,
A celebration of life is planned for the future in LaHarpe, Illinois with ashes shared between Illinois and the Mountains of
A memorial has been established for the LaHarpe Carnegie Public Library, PO Box 506, LaHarpe, IL 61450 and Shriners
Hospital for Children-St. Louis, 4400 Clayton Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110 or donate on-line to Shriners Hospitals at
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