Ivy E. (Mrs. Laverne) Hoffman, age 82, of Morristown, died on Thursday, January 14, 2010 at the Plum House, Morristown.
Funeral services will be at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Morristown, on Monday, January 18, 2010 at 10 a.m. with the Reverend Dr. Eugene C. Chase, Jr. officiating. Interment will be at Concordia Cemetery, North Morristown.
Visitation will be held at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault, on Sunday, January 17, 2010 from 4 to 7 p.m. and also at the church on Monday for one hour prior to the service.
Ivagine E., the daughter of Theodore and Elsie (Rieck) Lembke, was born on September 9, 1927 in Lemond Township, Steele County. She married Laverne J. Hoffman on September 12, 1946 in Owatonna. Ivy was previously employed by JostenŐs of Owatonna and BirdŐs Eye Canning Co. of Waseca and she retired from District One Hospital after 30 years as an LPN. She was a past president of the American Legion 3rd District WomenŐs Auxiliary during which she visited 59 Legion Posts while in office. Ivy was the first woman council member for Morristown, serving for 8 years on the council and four months as acting mayor.
She is survived by her husband, Laverne; two sons, David (and Karen) Hoffman and Duane Hoffman, all of Waterloo, IA; three granddaughters, Jennifer (and Bill) Snyder, Jaclyn (and Jeremy) Epperson and Kacie Hoffman; one grandson, Nicholas Hoffman; two great grandchildren, Claire Snyder and Mason Epperson; one sister, Geraldine (and Milton) Oeltjenbruns of Owatonna; one sister in law, Lucille Lembke of Burnsville; and other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by a son, Dennis Hoffman and a brother, Edwin Lembke.
She was such a special lady - She was a great care giver - I remember being in the hospital having my children and she would be there with that beautiful smile. Sorry I missed the services was hoping to be there to visit with Duane a little. She will truely be missed by alot of us. My thought are with you. suzie
Dear Luverne & family in the loss of your wife & mother, a great lady & friend alway's...I have known all of the family for year's & often saw Luverne & Ivy at many thing's in Morristown when I lived there many year's ago....also we went to the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Morristown & we want to extend our deepest sympathy to you all & know she will be happy meeting with Dennis now & have no pain anymore...Deepest sympathy to all of the relatives.........John & Arlette Hogan 412 Monti Circle Pleasant Hill. Ca. 94523
Ivy and her family were great neighbors of ours. When I was about 12 years old Ivy pierced my ears at her home using ice and a potato. I have never had any trouble with my ears in all these years! My thoughts and prayers go out to her family as I no how hard it is to loose a parent but the memories never can be taken away.
Dear Laverne & Family Thinking of all of you. I worked with Ivy at District One hospital. Many good memories Blessings. Dorothy Brodie
We were so sorry to hear of Aunt Ivy's passing. We sure will miss her when we come to Minnesota to visit. It was such a joy to be part of her family. You will all be in our thoughts & prayers. Love to all, Betty & Larry