Herbert Joseph Hoffart was born December 2, 1940 in Rugby, N.D., to Joseph and Elizabeth (Job) Hoffart. He died March 26, 2020 at West Hills Convalescent in Portland.
He attended Rugby High School, graduating in 1958. Herb joined the U.S. Army and was stationed in Korea where he served as a medic. He attended North Dakota State University, but was recalled into the Army due to the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. He graduated from NDSU in 1965 with a degree in Business. After graduation, he moved to Washington where he worked for the Weyerhaeuser Company and then to Portland where he was employed in sales by NCR and Northwest Data. He later established Herb Hoffart & Company, a real estate development and property management company. During the next 35 years, he was actively building and managing residential and commercial investment property in the Tri-County area as well as Bend and Sunriver, OR. Herb was a vibrant, driven man, dedicated to his business ventures. In both his business and personal relationships, he was confident and self-assured. He always included family in his life pursuit.
In 2016, he created the Joseph and Elizabeth Hoffart Charitable Foundation exclusively for charitable education, scientific, literary and religious purposes.
Herb is survived by his longtime companion, Carol Smith; sisters, Linda Rea, Hastings, Neb., Joanne Hoffart, Portland, Carole Romfo, Yakima, Wash.; and brothers, Patrick, Portland and Larry, Griffin, Ga.
He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Elizabeth Hoffart; and brothers, Robert and Jerome.
Donations may be made to St. Vincent DePaul Society in care of Sacred Heart Church, 3910 S.E. 11th Ave., Portland, OR 97202.
Due to the current pandemic, a celebration of life service will be held later.
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