Agatha Hoffman, 95
Agatha Hoffman, age 95 of Ionia, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, at Linn Haven Rehab and Healthcare in New Hampton.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Ionia, with Rev. Brian Dellaert celebrating the Mass.
Interment will be held in St. Boniface Cemetery, Ionia with Dave Hoffman, Tony Hoffman, Pat Hoffman, Brian Kellogg, Amy Kilcher and Jackie Zeien serving as pallbearers.
Friends may greet the family from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, at Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory in New Hampton. Visitation continues an hour prior to the Mass at the church in Ionia on Thursday.
Agatha Dorothy Hoffman was born April 26, 1923, in rural Festina, the daughter of Bernard and Mary (Elsbrend) Tieskoetter and moved with her family to a farm by Ossian when she was young.
She attended St. Francis De Sales Catholic School until the eighth grade.
Agatha helped take care of her nieces and nephews and other families in the area who needed help.
She met Jack Hoffman when her sister, Hedwig, was dating Jack’s brother Joe. The couple was married Oct. 30, 1945. To this union five children — Betty, Don, Ed, Bob, and Diane — were born.
Agatha loved her flowers and always had a big garden. She helped Jack with the farm, milking the cows and doing the chores. She sold eggs in Ionia for grocery money.
Agatha loved to quilt and made a quilt for all her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
She helped the ladies of St. Boniface with their quilting for many years. Monday was her favorite today because she got to quilt all day and play bingo in the evening.
Agatha is survived by two daughters, Betty Bynon of Ionia, and Diane (Larry) Kellogg of Ionia; three sons, Don Hoffman of Ionia, Ed (Shirley) Hoffman of Ionia, and Bob Hoffman of Ionia; 18 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Anita Tieskoetter.
She joins her husband, Jack; son-in-law, Dave Bynon; grandson, Joe Kellogg; five brothers, Joe, Louis, Frank, Paul, and Fonse Tieskoetter; and two sisters, Helen Hemesath and Hedwig Hoffman.