May 12, 2014


Marjorie Catherine Hoffman, 80, of Graettinger, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, May 11, 2014, at Palo Alto County Hospital in Emmetsburg.

Mass of the Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Graettinger. Monsignor Michael Sernett will officiate the services. Burial will be at St. Jacob Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, with a parish vigil service at 7 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church.

Bruce Funeral Home, Fort Dodge, is in charge of the arrangements.

Marge was born Jan. 17, 1934, to Joseph and Pauline (Eifler) Berger in Mount Carmel, Iowa. She grew up in Mount Carmel, graduating from Our Lady of Mount Carmel High School. On June 10, 1954, Marge married Lambert Hoffman of Carroll. To this union nine children were born. Lambert and Marge farmed east of Graettinger for 40 years and continued to live on the farm after retiring. Marge was a cook at the Graettinger School for 19 years. She loved playing cards, crocheting and baking her favorite cinnamon rolls and buns for anyone that stopped by. Marge treasured her family and friends and will be truly missed by all those that knew and loved her. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Graettinger.

Marge is survived by her husband, Lambert; children: Jane of Spencer, Mary (Dennis) Barrick of Ruthven, Luvern (Denise) of Estherville, Darrell (Tammy) of Spencer, Doug and friend LeAnn Dietrich of Graettinger, Dean (Teaner) of Graettinger, Carol (Kelly) Schany of Blair, Nebraska, Danny (Lisa) of Graettinger, Jeff (Dawn) of Graettinger; 20 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; brother Joe (Jean) Berger of Webster City; sister Helen Henn of Neligh, Nebraska; sisters-in-law: Rosella Berger, Millie Hoffman, Arlene Eischeid, all of Carroll, and Dorothy Hoffman of Ruthven; and many extended family members and friends.

Marge was preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Pauline Berger; son-in-law Jerry Naber; daughter-in-law Donna Hoffman; sisters: Marian Drey and Rose Berger; brothers: Carl Berger, Othmar Berger, August Berger and Leonard Berger; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Louis and Johanna Hoffman, Joe Hoffman, Albert Hoffman, Monsignor Lawrence Hoffman, Leonard and Ethel Hoffman, John and Rose Hoffman, Mary Ann and Joe Handlos, Andy Hoffman, Norbert Hoffman, Marvin Eischeid, Joseph Drey, Harold Henn, and Marita Berger, along with nieces and nephews.