COURTLAND - Margaret Marie Hoffmann, 70, of rural Courtland, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 5, 2013.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 8, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm with Monsignor John A. Richter celebrating the Mass. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Sleepy Eye.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the time of Mass at church on Wednesday.
Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm is handling arrangements.
To leave an online condolence for her family or to sign the guest book go to www.mvfh.org.
She is survived by her son, Kurt (Dana) Hoffmann of Rochester; brothers, Fred (Bernadette) Hoffmann, Martin (Mary Jane) Hoffmann all of Sleepy Eye, Tom (Mary) Hoffmann of Morgan; sisters, Sister Theresa Hoffmann of Rochester, Catherine (John) Jarmer of Los Alamos, New Mexico, Joan Hoffmann of St. Paul, Marcella (Frank) Bode of New Ulm; sister-in-law, Elaine Hoffmann of Redwood Falls; her pet dog Lucy; and by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Sister Gloria Hoffmann, Sister Gertrude Hoffmann, Ann Marie Hoffmann; a brother, Victor Hoffmann; and by a brother and sister in infancy.
Margaret Marie Hoffmann was born September 5, 1942 in Sleepy Eye to Sylvester and Marcella (Kral) Hoffmann, the seventh of twelve children. In 1960 she graduated from St. Mary's High School in Sleepy Eye. She went on to pursue a nursing career, studying in Maine and Chicago. Margaret was employed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester and ending in Santa Fe, New Mexico after a 40-year nursing career. After her retirement she spent time in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Minnesota.
Margaret loved traveling, once crossing all the providences of Canada alone by bus. She also journeyed to London, Mexico and Japan. She was a devoted mother to her son Kurt. Margaret had a special affinity for dogs with Lucy being her constant companion. She delved in natural healing and was knowledgeable about herbs and supplements, even before it was fashionable. Margaret had a flair for style all her life and the clothes and hair styles of her youth were memorable. She was the first in her high school class to sport a "poodle" haircut back in the day. She was a devout Catholic, spending much time in prayer in the later years with well-worn rosaries and prayer books, observing First Fridays religiously.
May the Angels lead her into Paradise this day. May she find Eternal Peace. Blessed be her memory.