Sunday, March 9, 2014



ADDRESS: 176 Riverside Terrace, Medford; A former Town of Holway resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 11:43 PM Saturday, March 8 at her granddaughter’s residence in the City of Medford under the loving care of her family and Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 1:00 PM Thursday, March 13 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville

OFFICIATING: Rev. James H. Babler

INTERMENT: Zion Ev. Lutheran Cemetery, Stetsonville

VISITATION: Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville from 10:00 AM until the time of services at 1:00 PM on Thursday, March 13

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: February 21, 1916 in Chicago, IL

EDUCATION: Little White elementary school, Town of Little Black; 1933 graduate of Medford High School; 1934 graduate of Taylor County Normal School, Medford

MARRIAGE: August 21, 1937 at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford to Adolph J. Hoffmann and he preceded her in death December 21, 2007

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: She moved to Taylor Co. with her family in 1921 settling in the Town of Little Black. After marriage, they farmed in the Town of Holway until 1980 when they moved to the City of Medford. She was a 15 year 4-H leader for Pine Creek 4-H Club. Secretary-Treasurer for the Holway Farmers Union for 25 years. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, bingo, crossword puzzles, game shows, reading, card playing & spending time with her family.

MEMBER OF: Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville where she was active in its Ladies Aid and a former Sunday school teacher; Taylor Co. Homemakers Club for 42 years

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Janet Heisler of Medford and Warren Hoffmann of Medford
Granddaughter – Rebecca (Jamie) Dohrwardt of Medford; Great Grandchildren – Alexus & Michael Dohrwardt of Medford

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Edna Loeffler, Lillian Schnorr, Arthur Berner

DECEASED FATHER: Dietrich Berner DECEASED MOTHER: Emilie (Strunk) Berner

PALLBEARERS: Honorary – Donald Hoffmann, Howard Lavin, Jim Keach, Mel Mertz, Gerald Bauman, Richard Berner, Ken & John Schnorr; Active – Brad Benike, Jamie Dohrwardt, Kurt Keach, Dan Lueck, Mike & Marvin Lavin

OTHER INFORMATION: Honorary family friends – Helen Obscherning & Vivian Mendez
Further survived by many nieces & nephews
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