Bryan L. Hoffmeister, age 60

Bryan L. Hoffmeister, age 60, of Wyoming, Minnesota, passed away, Monday, November 16, 2020 at his home. Bryan was born January 9, 1960 in Elmhurst, IL to William and Ann (Schelde) Hoffmeister. He graduated from Ely Memorial High School in 1978 and completed his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from North Dakota State University and University of Minnesota. Bryan enjoyed many aspects of mechanical engineering with a strong interest in the field of aerospace engineering.
In 1978, Bryan enlisted in the MN Army Reserves and spent three years in Germany where he was in the position of military police. In 1991, he re-enlisted and then attended Officer Candidate School for the Army Reserves and became a Second Lieutenant.
Bryan always had a “need for speed,” and spent many of his younger years building and racing dirt bikes. Later, he became interested in racing cars; spending countless weekends working on his Porsche and Mini Cooper, getting them in top shape for racing. When he wasn’t working on the cars, he spent his time racing them at racetracks in Brainerd, MN. Bryan enjoyed snowmobiling around the trails in northern MN and in Michigan with his daughters, family, and friends. Bryan was also an avid downhill racer & recreational skier and enjoyed trips to many states and ski resorts out west. He began racing in Northern MN in high school and raced in the Alps while in the Army.
He is survived by his mother, Ann M. Shelde; his sister, Suzanne Lass and her husband Jayson Lass; his two daughters, Alexandra Cole and Madeline Hoffmeister; three grandsons, Nathan Hoffmeister, Emery Cole, and Jaxon Moreland; and his nephews, Levi and Logan Lass. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Archie & Dorothy Masters, John & Marie Perkins; father, William L. Hoffmeister; his stepfather, Gordon Shelde.
There will be no memorial service at this time, and in lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Veterans Administration. Mattson Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the family