Betty Rose Hoffman
Monday, December 02, 2013 9:01 PM
Betty Rose Hoffman, 92, long time resident of Marinette, died peacefully on November 26, 2013, surrounded by her family. Betty was born in Greensburg, Penn. on September 23, 1921, to Elizabeth and Michael Rock.
Betty moved at age 7 to Marinette to live with her grandparents, Mary and Joseph Vranik. She attended Columbus School, Stephenson Training School and Marinette High School. A highlight of the high school years was her reign as Prom Queen in 1938. In 1940, she married Herbert Dean Hoffman. During World War II, while Herb served in the Merchant Marine, Betty worked at Lauerman's, in the paint and wallpaper department. After living most of her life on Shore Drive, Betty spent her last four years at Luther Manor where she made many great friends among staff and residents.
Betty is survived by daughter, Bonnie (Richard) Withers of Milwaukee; son, Dean Hoffman (Adela Castillo) of Marinette; daughter, Michelle (Mike) Mansfield of Marinette. Grandchildren include: John (Shanna) Stauffacher of Kingwood, Texas, David (Kerry) Stauffacher of Hood River, Ore., Pete (Candy) Mansfield of Shiocton, Wis., Allison Mansfield of Marinette. Great-grandchildren are: Dylan Stauffacher and Dante, Spencer, Madison and Will Mansfield. Betty is also survived by sister, Margaret of Mount Pleasant, Penn. and sister, Mildred Surk of Menominee, Mich. Also survived by Rainy and Bob Hoffman, Bill Hoffman, many nieces and nephews, and her very special friend, Joyce Thompson. All will fondly remember Betty's great sense of humor and her love of the Green Bay Packers. Betty is pre-deceased by husband, Herbert (2008); sister, Frances (John) Coppolino; brother-in-law, Werner "Bud" Surk; brother, Carl (Mary) Rock; brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Heloise DeGaynor; sister-in-law, Dolores Hoffman.
A celebration of Betty's life will be held on Saturday, December 7, at the Chapel at the Luther Home. The family will be receiving guests beginning at 1 p.m. with the formal service at 2 p.m., followed by a reception.
The family wishes to extend its deepest gratitude to the staff of Luther Manor for the loving care given to Betty throughout her time there. We are grateful for the special care provided by Heartland Hospice in the past few months of her life. And special thanks to Missy for making sure Mom's fingernails were always a work of art.
Memorial donations may be made to Luther Manor or Heartland Hospice.