C.J. died in his home of Aspiration Pneumonia, surrounded by his family, on Saturday, July 18.
He was born in St. Cloud, MN to Ray & Leifa Hormann; attended Cathedral High School and graduated in 1952. Afterward, he went to St. John’s University for two years, then volunteered for the Draft and was stationed in Fairbanks, AK. C.J. met his lovely wife, Clarissa May Andrews, in 1955 and they married on October 5, 1957.
C.J. took a job in Rice Lake, WI, teaching Accounting at W.I.T.C. for 35 years. C.J. & Claire raised their four children (David, Susan, Melissa & Frederick) in Rice Lake, WI. Eventually, all the kids branched out and moved to different parts of the country. In the spring of 1996, C.J. and Claire moved to Vashon and took over the caretaking job of Pat Sheldon’s historical, old Sutter home, on Maury Island. In 2002, they bought a home in Ruston, Tacoma.
C.J. & Claire, along with Bob & Dianne Brenno, cooked & served a free breakfast on the first Sunday of every month at the Nativity House for the Homeless. C.J. enjoyed playing ice hockey and taking his family camping & canoeing during his summers off from teaching. In Rice Lake, he was known to have one of the largest vegetable gardens; from which he fed his family and shared his bounty with friends and other families around the neighborhood. Over a four-year period, he hiked the entire John Muir Trail with his youngest brother and some of his children.
He loved to play Couples Bridge with his wife and friends. C.J. was a regular customer on Thursday mornings at the Roasteria (both Claire & C.J. had their own cups with their names on them) it was one of his favorites spots to hang out and visit. C.J. is survived by his remaining three children and his grandson, Cedric. C.J. will be missed!