Rose Marlene Hofmann


July 15, 1919 - November 6, 2014



Rose Marlene Hofmann was born July 15, 1919 near Dolton, SD to Mathias M. and Susanna (Tschetter) Hofer. On November 19, 1939 she married Herbert Hofmann.  They farmed northwest of Freeman until moving to Lodi, CA in 1957. Rose was employed by Stanley Home Products for 50 years as a sales manager.  Herbert died of a sudden heart attack in September 1982 and then in 1984 Rose and her son Wayne moved back to Freeman. In June 2001 she moved to the Avera Brady Assisted Living in Mitchell.

She is survived by her son, Wayne (Mary Lou) Hofmann, Mitchell; two step-grandchildren: Karen (Doug) Sudbeck and Kathy (Brandon) Metzinger, five step-great grandchildren: Landon Sudbeck, London Sudbeck, Leyton Sudbeck, Callum Metzinger and Blythe Metzinger, one sister, Ruth Rose, Scotland; brother and sister-in-law, Rheiny and Susie Hofman, Yankton; sister-in-law, Mary Ruth Hofman, Freeman and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert, two brothers: Paul and Joe Hofer, six sisters: Mary Schmeichel, Elsie Hofer, Anna Kleinsasser, Tillie Waldner, Elizabeth Wenholm and Luella Christensen.



Tuesday, November 11, 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Prayer Service ~ 7:30 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


None Scheduled


Salem Mennonite Brethren Cemetery
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 ~ 10:00 AM
Rural Bridgewater, South Dakota

Posted by DONNA S TEELE on November 10, 2014
My sympathy to you , Wayne, and your family. Your mom was one of my favorite ladies when I worked at the Assisted Living. I thought alot of her and enjoyed our visits.
Posted by Ione Hofer on November 8, 2014
My sympathy to you. Your mother lived a long, long life. I know you will miss her. May God comfort you through your grieving.
Posted by Betty Hofmann Harrison on November 8, 2014
Aunt Rose was a lovely woman. I was only five when they moved to California. I remember they would come to visit and bring us dates and citrus. Last saw Aunt Rose in 1998. She was still just as beautiful and gracious as ever. God has gained a new angel .
Posted by Ardella Gross on November 8, 2014
A very nice obituary of Rose. I have very pleasant memories of both Herb and Rose. Now they are together again with Jesus. I am so glad she finally does not have to suffer anymore. Ardella
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