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Roland “Ron” Lee Hoffman, 83, of Broomfield Colo., passed away February 15, 2019 at Life Care Center of Longmont after a long battle with Parkinson’s.

He was born January 30, 1936 in Woodbine, Iowa to Edward and Ella (Ehlert) Hoffman. Ron graduated from high school and attended the University of Iowa.

He met Leta Casson and on December 26, 1956, they were married at Mount Hope Church in McClelland, Iowa. 

Moving to Colorado from Iowa City, Iowa in 1960, Ron has lived in Denver, Cheyenne, Boulder, Louisville and Broomfield for the last 59 years.

Ron was a business owner, entrepreneur and salesman. In 1976, he opened First National Computer Corp. and in 1983 founded and was a partner in Central Computer in Boulder and Westminster until his retirement.

Over the years Ron enjoyed skiing, riding dirt bikes, camping, and vacations in their motorhome with family and friends. In his later years he loved sitting on his back porch watching activities in the park.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and Leta his wife of 52 years. He will be remembered as a loving father, grandfather, and friend. Ron is survived by five children: Curt Hoffman (Ursula Duran), Doug Hoffman (Sheila), Mike Hoffman (Wendy Dunphy), Lianne Tengler (Robert), Ronna Fetrow (Norm) and nine grandchildren.

Graveside services were held at Broomfield Commons Cemetery. A reception was held immediately following the service at Risen Savior Lutheran Church.