Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Jerome "Bud" Hoffberg

January 31, 1916 - October 29, 2019


Date and Time

Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 3:00 PM


Three Crowns Park
2323 McDaniel Avenue
Evanston, Illinois 60201


Chaplain John Lionberger

Interment - Private

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Ronna and Dana's home
5434 North Magnolia
Chicago, Illinois 60640
Friday beginning at 4:30PM

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you consider the
Three Crowns Foundation
2323 McDaniels Avenue
Evanston, Illinois 60201

Memorial Contributions

Three Crowns Foundation
2323 McDaniel Avenue
Evanston, Illinois 60201


After almost 104 years of high energy and spirit Bud Hoffberg has passed from this world. Each segment of his life was embraced and, in his twilight, he often said, "I've had a wonderful life - no regrets!"
Following graduation from St. John's Military Academy in 1933, he attended the University of Illinois. He then joined his parents at Petra Manufacturing Company. During WWII he entered the service as a private and rose to captain after two tours overseas. While in England he was in logistics and later in France he commanded a headquarters company and prisoner of war camps. Upon his return to business and always open to innovation, he came across a thick, gummy substance called vinyl plastic and after several years of development it became the material used in many products all over the world. Petra Manufacturing Company is the world's oldest fabricator of PVC. He introduced Velcro, a Swiss product, into the United States. There were other original and creative products introduced during his 50 years with Petra, 25 as President and CEO. Bud will be remembered as an entrepreneur, sportsman and philanthropist with an incredible sense of humor and an amazing outlook on life. Most important was his commitment to his family, friends and children. He is predeceased by his beloved wife Bettye, nee Stubbs and survives by his children, Norman and Ronna (Dana Mikstay) Hoffberg. A private family interment will be held at Westlawn Cemetery on Friday. A Celebration of Life will take place on Sunday 3PM at Three Crowns Park, 2323 McDaniel Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201. In lieu of flowers please consider the Three Crowns Foundation, For visitation information, please contact Chicago Jewish Funerals-Buffalo Grove, 847.229.8822,


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Joan Soldwisch

Norm, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family, as your mourn the loss of your father
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