Elaine Hesse Hoffman
Elaine Hesse Hoffman, 91, of Springfield, died on August 5, 2019, at her home in Springfield.
Visitation from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Sunday, August 11, at St. Johns Lutheran Church was followed by the funeral service conducted by Pastor Julie Smith, Father Phil Schotzko and Chaplain Noel Wetter. Interment was in St. Raphael Catholic Cemetery, Springfield.
Elaine Hesse Hoffman was surrounded by family on August 5, 2019 when she transcended the clouds from her home on earth to be with her heavenly father and the loved ones who went before her. Elaine was born July 27, 1928, to Emil and Emma (Thompson) Jensen in Clements, Minnesota. She graduated from Springfield High School in 1946. After high school she worked at the Tessien Hospital where she assisted in nursing. She also worked as a clerk at the JC Penney store in Springfield. Elaine married Don Hesse in 1947. Together they were blessed with four children. Don passed away after 20 years of marriage. In 1972, she married Chuck Hoffman with whom she loved to visit grandchildren and great-grandchildren who brought them much joy. Elaine drove school bus for the Springfield Bus Service, wrote Remember When articles for the Springfield Advance-Press, and had spent 40 years working in nursing and therapeutic recreation at St. John Lutheran Home, retiring just two years ago. She took pride in her home and keeping it seasonally decorated. She enjoyed her yard where she loved feeding and watching the birds, and nurturing her beautiful flower garden. She counted her blessings many times each day.
She is survived by her children, Patty Jo Morris, Gary Don (Sandy) Hesse, Peggy Sue (Brian Mathiowetz) Hesse, and Treff Hesse; grandchildren, Tim Morris, Sarah (Adam) Wenisch, Adam (Samantha) Hesse, Amber (Jason) Koehler,
and Dylan (Anna) Hesse. Great-grandchildren, Lexy, Luke, Kaleb, Avery, and Emma Wenisch, and Sawyer, Corbin and Rowyn Hesse; and a sister, Joyce Jenzen. She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Don and Chuck; brothers,
LaVern, Dennis, and Curtis; and a granddaughter, Tammy.
Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.