Betty L. Hoffman, 87

Betty L. Hoffman, 87, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August, 30, 2018, in the home of her daughter, Sarah Hoffman Rowe, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with family and friends by her side. 

She was born on January 7, 1931, to Albert and Verena (Gogel) Wirthwein.  

Betty graduated from Dale High School in 1948 and married her beloved Thomas in 1949 and together they had three children.

After moving with her family to Lake County in 1959, Betty pursued a career as a dietician for Midwest Steel, a Division of National Steel, where she was employed for 25 years.  

She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.  

Betty was an avid sports fan who never missed watching her children and grandchildren’s participation in high school and collegiate sports. She was a Boy Scout Den Mother and Girl Scout Leader as well as a community volunteer for Andrean High School and St. Bridget’s Parish in Hobart.

Betty loved music; she began playing the piano at age 3 and was an accomplished pianist.  

She is survived by her three children, Mark (Susan) Hoffman of Valparaiso, Sarah Hoffman Rowe of Ann Arbor, and Frank (Catherine) Hoffman of Zionsville; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Betty is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas; her parents, Albert and Verena Wirthwein; her sister, Mary Steltenpohl; and brother, Paul Wirthwein.

A Memorial Mass and service will be held at Mary Help of Christian’s Catholic Church, 6827 E. County Road 1930N, Mariah Hill, at 10 a.m. CST on Saturday, September 29, 2018.  

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Arbor Hospice of Ann Arbor Michigan or Mary Help of Christian’s Parish.




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