Ethel Hoffman, 81, Blooming Prairie

Published 9:29 am Thursday, September 16, 2010

Ethel Lavonne Hoffman, 81, of Blooming Prairie, died at her home Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010. She was born Aug. 18, 1929, to Vern and Ester Mae (Booen) Barber in Shell Rock Township, Freeborn County. She married Leonard Giles and later divorced. On Sept. 12, 1953, she married Leslie J. Hoffman in Austin. A member and active volunteer of Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church, Hannah Circle, Blooming Prairie Servicemen’s Club and American Legion Auxiliary (past president) she spent most of her life in the Austin/Blooming Prairie area.

Ethel Hoffman

Survivors include children: Marcia (Darrel) Peterson of Rapid City, S.D., Mark (Ginger) Hoffman of Pequot Lakes and Mike (Julie) Hoffman of Blooming Prairie; grandchildren: Steven (Gretchen) Lundeen of Cleveland, Ga., Marin Lundeen of Rapid City, S.D., Seth Lundeen of Wilmore, Ky., and John Mark (Autumn) Lundeen of Rapid City, S.D.; grandchildren: Zachary (Stacie) Hoffman of Yakoska, Japan, Ethan Hoffman of Fort Hood, Texas, Carley Hoffman of Pequot Lakes and Kyle Hoffman of Pequot Lakes; five great-grandchildren: Justin Burns, Hannah, Asa, Eillie Lundeen; and Matthew Beisheim; one great-great grandchild, Alivia Mitzel; four siblings: Laura Raymond of Blooming Prairie, Mae Schneider of Blooming Prairie, Shirley Giles of Albert Lea and David (Nyla) Barber of Lansing; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leslie; brothers: Jim and Lloyd; sisters: Phyllis and Carol and an infant son.

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Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church with the Rev. Gene Leiter officiating. Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin and at the church one hour prior to the service. You may send condolences to Memorials are preferred to Red Oak Grove Church Debt Reduction Fund.