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Obituary for Rose Erma (nee THOMAS) HOFFMAN
October 24, 1907 -- May 20, 1997


Copy of newspaper clipping, Columbus Telegram, May 22, 1997:

Rose Hoffman

Battle Creek -- Rose E. Hoffman, 89, of Battle Creek died Tuesday, May 20, 1997, at St. Joseph's Nursing Home in Norfolk.

Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Battle Creek with the Rev. Steve Boes officiating. Burial is at the parish cemetery.

Visitation is 3-8 p.m. Friday at the church with a 7:30 p.m. rosary cunducted by the Rev. Milton Thomas.

Mrs. Hoffman was born Oct. 24, 1907, at Norfolk to Ferdinand and Agnes (Schneck) Thomas. She attended St. Mary's Catholic School in Creston.

She married Raymond Koch in 1931 at Lindsay. He died in 1936. She married Frederick Hoffman July 9, 1941, in Columbus. She lived in Omaha, Norfolk, Pierce and the Battle Creek area.

Survivors include four sons, Larry of Meadow Grove, Robert (Kay) of Endicott, N.Y., Thomas of Norfolk and James (Linda) of Middlesboro, Ky.; two daughters, Margaret (Bill) Reisdorff of Battle Creek and Mary Ellen (Leonard) Weiland of Stanwood, Iowa; two sisters, Hilda Franks of Riverview, Mich., and Martha Jones of Columbus; 16 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by ther first husband, second husband on Sept. 12, 1980, two sons, one daughter, seven brothers, three sisters and one grandchild.

Steffen Mortuary of Battle Creek is in charge of arrangements.