Joshua Steven Hoffart

Joshua Steven Hoffart

October 26, 2002 – July 14, 2022

Joshua Steven Hoffart, age 19.  He is survived by his daughter Angelina Hoffart; parents, Lori and Steven Hoffart; brother Shane Hoffart; grandparents Dean and Doris Hoffart, Mary Ann Herring; girlfriend Briannah Wagner; and other relatives and friends.

Liang Dong, later named Joshua by Steven and Lori, was born in Chongqing, China on October 26, 2002.  He was adopted by Steven and Lori Hoffart in 2003.  He attended Omaha Christian Academy grades kindergarten through 8th grade, and North High School grades 9th-12th.

Josh was active in many sports.  He enjoyed playing football, basketball, wrestling, and track.  In 2014 he received an award at a football camp called the Future Star award.  In 2016 he participated in the National Junior Olympics Track and Field.  He was known for his fast starts in running.

Josh loved animals especially snakes and fish.  His favorite pastime was to go fishing.  As he grew older, he enjoyed buying and selling items such as shoes, lawnmowers, and motorcycles.  He loved cars and motorcycles.

He loved his family, girlfriend, daughter, and His God.

 VISITATION:  Tuesday, July 26th from 10am to 11am at Good News Church, 7415 Hickory St., followed by FUNERAL at 11am.  Interment, Evergreen Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Angelina Hoffart Education Fund.

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  • Doug Bildt Posted July 19, 2022 1:28 pm

    I am so sorry for the loss of your son. I have such fond memories of you and Lori. I wish we were somehow still connected, but I also know that God leads our lives in paths of His choosing. Please know that I am praying for God’s healing grace for you both, and you brothers and sisters at CLC are also praying!! Your ministry in our midst is bearing eternal worth. May the God who heals broken hearts hold you in His grace. Great love to you and Lori and our continued prayers.
    Pastor Doug Bildt

    • Steve Hoffart Posted August 19, 2022 2:51 pm

      Thanks Doug it was good seeing your son and his daughter at the celebration.

  • Bruce Beebout Posted July 20, 2022 7:52 am

    Steve and family, I am so very sorry for your incredible loss of Josh. May God in His great grace shower you with His love, comfort, peace, and hope.

  • Roy Strong Posted July 22, 2022 3:52 am

    May you rest in the safety of the lords arms, I’m praying for the family for god to give you strength and peace

  • Annette Coleman Posted July 25, 2022 11:56 am

    To Lori and family,
    My heart is breaking for you all, I can’t imagine the pain you are feeling. Prayers for all of you during this time of grief. I enjoyed getting to know Josh as a little boy as our boys played together at your mom’s pool!

  • Richard and Monica Wynne Posted July 25, 2022 10:11 pm

    The Wynne’s have had the blessing of being Joshua Hoffart’s neighbors his entire life. We have a permanent hole in our hearts. We love Steve, Lori, Josh, and Shane and shared the bible, memories, meals, and many fun family events. Our love and commitment will continue for many years to come; we are praying for God’s comfort and hope that Josh is resting in Jesus’s arms as he was often preaching to us what we must do to be of Christ. Joshua has a big heart and shared his love with all who knew him. Thank you Steve and Lori for raising a fine young man of God who lived fearlessly.

    • Steve Hoffart Posted August 19, 2022 2:52 pm

      Thanks my next door family.

  • Deana GallowY Posted July 26, 2022 7:02 am

    You’re in our hearts and in our prayers. We cannot wrap our minds around this an imaginable loss but we know that through it all God is still good. You’re thinking about you and your family today and pray that God since the comforter to you to give you the piece that surpasses all understanding.

  • Michelle Fitzpatrick Posted July 26, 2022 12:49 pm

    I new josh my cousin Shane is his brother my heart goes out to the family you are in my thoughts and prayers

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