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September 18, 1934 – Thursday, November 25, 2010

Service Information
Buffalo Presbyterian Church
Monday, November 29th
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information

Dorothy Ann (Rohde) Hofman, age 76, of Buffalo passed away peacefully at her home, after months of battling cancer, surrounded by her family on November 25, 2010.

Dorothy Ann (Rohde) Hofman was born September 18, 1934 in St. Paul, Minnesota. In June of 1935 she joined the family of the late Elmer and Marie Rohde. Infant baptism was given in the Lutheran faith in Brooten, MN. In 1948 Dorothy was confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo. She attended school in Brooten, Cokato, and graduated from Buffalo in 1952. After graduation she attended Minneapolis Business College and worked various jobs in the Wright County Courthouse and at her parents’ floral shop. She taught Sunday School, Bible School and sang in the church choir.

On June 30, 1956 Marvin Hofman and Dorothy were united in marriage. They had seven children, one son Brian Scott, born and died on Christmas Eve, 1959 and six daughters.

The family moved to Coon Rapids and faithfully attended the church of Master Presbyterian Church. After five years they decided to move back to Buffalo, tearfully leaving their very close neighbors and friends whom they would still visit whenever they were able. They joined the Buffalo Presbyterian Church where she sang in the choir, taught Sunday School, Bible School, was Sunday School treasurer, the memorial committee chairperson, church treasurer and did custodial duties for eighteen years.

In January of 1993, Marv and Dorothy moved to Phoenix, AZ leaving their family and dear, dear friends of 28 years. They attended Northminister Presbyterian Church of which she was an usher. In May of 2000 Marv and Dorothy moved back to Buffalo. They rejoined the Buffalo Presbyterian Church and she was their kitchen organizer for many years. Her greatest mission was five years of giving many gifts at Christmas time to all her dear church friends, Dorothy was known to some as the “Silent Christmas angel.”

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Marie Rohde, son Brian, daughter LuAnn, brother Richard, mother-in-law Henrietta Schultz and her beloved pet Pookie.

Those surviving are her husband Marv, daughters: Linda (Jamey) Olson of Delano, Christel Hofman of Buffalo, Theresa (Scott) Rossi of Plymouth, Janelle (Pete) Hauer of Buffalo, Tonia (Kim) Emon of Watertown. Dear and loving grandchildren; Amberle, Megan(Mike), Raechel, Nathan, Missi, Sara (Jeff), Danelle, Tori , Anton, Dylan, and David and great granddaughter Lily. Sister-in-law, Fran Lee; niece Susan Marschel, nephews Rick and John Rohde. Sisters and Brother-in-law; Phyllis (Chester) Dorf, Betty (Bill) Siebert and Curt (Janett) Hofman, and many special neighbors and friends.

Funeral services will be Monday, November 29, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the Buffalo Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dr. Joan McKinzie officiant.

Visitation will be Sunday 4pm to 7pm also held at the Buffalo Presbyterian Church. Visitation will continue on Monday one hour prior to services. Interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Maple Lake, Minnesota.

Casket bearers are her granddaughters; Amberle Stimler, Megan (Stimler) Shughart, Missi Rossi, Sara (Hauer) Klarstrom, Danelle Hauer, and Tori Emon.

The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo, Minnesota assisted the family with arrangements.

2 Guestbook Entries

  1. Stephen Farver

    Pete and Janelle,

    I am so sorry to hear of Dorthy’s death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  2. Jean Tazelaar

    My deepest sympathy to Marv and family in the loss of Dorothy. My thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the difficult days ahead.


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