Wayne C. Hoffmann, age 88, of Port Washington, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully Friday, May 20, 2022, in the company of his wife.

He was born on May 14, 1934, in Port Washington; son of Joseph A. and Anna Reinke Hoffmann.  Wayne attended St. Mary’s parochial school and graduated from Port Washington High School, class of 1952.  He went on to the University of Wisconsin-Madison and received his degree in Pharmacy in 1956.

On June 29, 1957, Wayne married Margaret “Marge” H. Dauska at St. Mary’s Church in Port Washington. They went on to enjoy 64 happy years together.

From 1959 through 1964, Wayne served in the Army Reserves to the rank of Second Lieutenant.

Upon graduation from college, Wayne worked as a pharmacist at several locations and eventually returned to Port Washington to work at the former Bowman’s Drugstore on Franklin Street.  He and his wife Marge would later take over Bowman’s, moving it across the street, where it remained for many years.  Hoffmann’s Pharmacy later moved north to Seven Hills Road in Port Washington.  Wayne transitioned to semi-retirement by closing the store and working at various pharmacies in the area until his full retirement in 2007.

Wayne was very active in the community.  He had been a lector and held various parish committee seats and was a proud Jaycee, Kiwanis and Rotary member, city chamber of commerce member, and senior center participant.  He enjoyed active partnerships and friendships through playing horseshoes and golf, hitting a sought-after hole-in-one at Hawthorne Hills in 2004 at the age of 70.  Wayne was an avid Badger fan, often wore red, and will be remembered by his red Oldsmobile convertible or heading to the golf course, rain or shine.

Wayne and Marge enjoyed traveling and were fortunate to visit destinations like Hawaii and Alaska plus 45 other states, Panama, Switzerland, Germany, Russia, Mexico, Ireland, and many others.

His family includes his wife Marge, his children Paul (Jolee) Hoffmann of Port Washington, Anne (Richard) Brown of Milwaukee, and Mary (Scott Quattromani) Hoffmann of Parker, CO, seven grandchildren Marc, Jamie, Matthew, Emily, Eleanor, Alexander, and Katarina, 14 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-granddaughter, two brothers-in-law Walter (Judy) and John (Jeanne) Dauska, both of Green Bay, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.  Wayne is preceded by his sister Lorraine and her husband Robert Kendall.

We will celebrate Wayne’s life with a Mass of Christian Burial at 12 Noon, Saturday, May 28, 2022, at St. John XXIII Parish–St. Mary’s Church, 451 Johnson Street, Port Washington.  Visitation will take place from 11AM until time of Mass at Noon AT CHURCH.   Reverend Patrick Wendt will be the celebrant.  Interment will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Port Washington, with military honors.

Memorials to St. John XXIII Parish, Port Washington (www.stjohn23rd.org) or the Port Washington Historical Society (www.pwhistory.org) are appreciated.



  1. I am very saddened to hear of Wayne/s passing. My condolences to the entire family.

  2. Rest in peace Wayne, and my thoughts and prayers to Marge and the entire Hoffman family. Several times I had the honor of golfing at Hawthorne Hills with Wayne, Chuck Prendergast and my Father. Many great memories of his humor and kind ways. Whenever I duffed a shot he would quickly call me Stephanie instead of my given Steve. I think I lost every time we played together, and was required to buy the obligatory first round of drinks. Great times and a great man.

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