Delores Hoff, age 93, of Hutchinson, passed away Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, February 5, 2018, at 11:00 A.M. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Acoma Township, McLeod County, Minnesota with interment in the Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Sunday, February 4, 2018, from 2:00-4:00 P.M. at the Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson and will continue one hour before the service at the church.
Delores O. Hoff was born on July 16, 1924, in rural Cedar Mills, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Otto and Ella (Schiro) Runke. Delores was baptized as an infant on August 10, 1924, and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth on May 22, 1938, both at St. John’s Lutheran Church in rural Cedar Mills. Delores grew up in rural Cedar Mills and attended country school and St. John’s Lutheran School through 8th Grade.
On June 16, 1946, Delores was united in marriage to Raymond Hoff at St. John’s Lutheran Church in rural Cedar Mills. This marriage was blessed with four children, Gary, Mary Ann, Julie and Jane. Delores and Ray lived and raised their children on their farm north of Cedar Mills. Delores continued to live on the farm after Ray’s death in 1998. In 2005, Delores moved to an apartment, and later moved to Prince of Peace Retirement Living in Hutchinson, Minnesota. Delores and Ray shared 52 years of marriage.
In addition to helping on the farm, Delores had a big garden and canned and froze the vegetables she raised. She raised turkeys for Jennie-O and cucumbers for Gedney. She really liked when all 6 members of the family helped weed the garden, saying it was “so much fun.” Delores was a very active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, participating in the church choir, luncheon serving groups, and Ladies Aid. She also belonged to the Cedar Mills Mothers Club and Extension group.
Delores was a wonderful wife and mother and she loved life. In younger years, Ray and Delores liked to go Polka dancing and listen to old-time music. Delores loved music and made sure all her kids learned to play a musical instrument. One of her favorite purchases was an organ which Jane learned to play for church. She was also a seamstress and after Julie and Jane (“the twins”) were born, Delores sewed their dresses so that she could dress them alike. She also enjoyed watching her kids and grandkids activities, playing cards, fishing and watching the Minnesota Twins on TV. Delores and Ray traveled throughout the United States, taking country roads and eating meals at local diners to learn how people in different areas of the U.S. lived. They also spent nearly 20 years going to a lake cabin with friends. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren and friends.
When Delores needed help with her daily care she became a resident at Harmony River Living Center in October, 2016, and passed away there peacefully with family by her side on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, having reached the age of 93 years. She will be dearly missed by many. Blessed be her memory.
Delores is leaving behind to treasure memories:
Children, Gary (Fern) Hoff,
Mary Ann (Glenn) Dettman,
Julie (Bruce) Trick,
Grandchildren, Katie (Scott) Richtsmeier, Amy Rannow, Jon (Anna) Hoff, Andy Dettman, Matt Dettman, Nicole (Richard) Washburn, Corey (Rachel) Trick, Mackenzie (Dustin) Boeckers, Sammy (Kent) Croatt, Steph (Mike) Kutter, Jake (Lindsey) Vacek, Alli (Andy) Weaver;
Great-Grandchildren, Olivia, Payton, Jordan, Courtney, Abby, Nicolas, Nolan, Natalie, Emma, Ella, Mallory, Lucy, Blair, Brooks, Gavin, Morgan, Celia, William, James, Isaiah, Aubrey, Kiera, Mady, Leighton, Luke, Lauren, Claire, Noah and Micah;
Sisters In-Law, Laura Wendorff and Evy Runke;
Nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.
Delores joins in heaven, Husband, Ray Hoff; Parents, Otto and Ella Runke; Brother, Ken Runke; Sister, Arlis (Gerry) Fahrenkamp; Father and Mother In-Law, Oscar and Augusta Swanson; Sisters and Brothers In-Law, Vera (Harry Lindemann and Andy Ferencik), Donald Wendorff, and David (Betty) Hoff.