Elizabeth “Betty” Hoff, age 87, of Hutchinson, passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at her home in Acoma Township, McLeod County.
Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 2:00 P.M. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Acoma Township, McLeod County. Interment will be held in the Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at the church.
Elizabeth "Betty" Elsie Hoff was born on February 18, 1930, in Hutchinson Township, McLeod County, Minnesota. She was the daughter of John and Olga (Klapotz) Christensen. Betty was baptized as an infant and later confirmed in her faith as a youth at Faith Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. She received her education in Hutchinson and was a graduate of the Hutchinson High School Class of 1948.
On June 8, 1950, Betty was united in marriage to David Hoff at Main Street Lutheran Church (now Faith Lutheran Church) in Hutchinson. This marriage was blessed with three children, Susan, Steven, and Nancy. David and Betty resided and farmed in Acoma Township, McLeod County, Minnesota. They shared 59 years of marriage, until David passed away on August 22, 2009. After David passed, Betty remained on the farm for a time before moving to Prince of Peace and Harmony River.
Betty was a homemaker and worked part time at Carson's Clothing in Hutchinson and other ladies clothing stores for many years. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Acoma Township.
Betty enjoyed tending to her gardens and canning pickles and tomatoes. She was an avid reader and could usually be found reading the afternoon away. She cherished the time she spent with her children and grandchildren.
In September 2016, Steve and Mary Jo welcomed Betty into their home and that is where Betty passed away on Apri1 26, 2017, in Acoma Township, McLeod County, Minnesota at the age of 87 years.
Blessed be her memory.
Betty is survived by her:
Children, Susan Luthens of Litchfield, MN,
Steve Hoff and his wife, Mary Jo of Hutchinson, MN,
Nancy Kaping and her husband, Reed of Litchfield, MN;
Grandchildren, Chad Luthens and his wife, April, Tim Luthens, Traci Larson and her husband, Taylor, Rebecca Hart and her husband, Daniel, Nicholas Hoff and his wife, Amy, Vanessa Hoff and her significant other, Grant Crawford, Zachary Hoff, Grant Hoff, Blake Kaping and his wife, Amanda, Brittany Panka and her husband, Alan;
Great Grandchildren, Andrew Knoll, R.J., Caden, Alexa, and Gavin Luthens, Henry and Ava Larson, Madelyn, Olivia, and Henry Hoff, Evelyn and Violet Kaping, Elizabeth Panka,
Sisters-In-Law, Doris Christensen of Bloomington, MN,
Carole Christensen of Coon Rapids, MN,
Laura Wendorff of Hutchinson, MN,
Deloris Hoff of Hutchinson, MN;
Nieces Nephews, many other relatives and friends.
Betty is preceded in death by her: Parents, John and Olga Christensen; Husband, David Hoff; Sister, Doris Nelson; Brothers, Arthur Christensen and his wife, Mildred; Ervin Christensen, George Christensen; Son-In-Law, Roland "Pete" Luthens.