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Velma L. Hoffman

Velma L. Hoffman, 99, of Forreston, died on Friday, July 26, 2019.

She was born on Oct. 13, 1919 in rural Carroll County to Clarence and Ethel (Zuck) Dambman.

She married Alvin Hoffman on June 4, 1947. They farmed the Hoffman Family Farm, Forreston.

Velma enjoyed gardening and antiquing. She treasured time with family and friends.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Forreston, where she taught Sunday School and served as chairperson for the annual ham supper.

Survivors include her children, Sandy Hoffman, Dan (Judi) Hoffman, of Forreston, and Cindy (Dave) Gesin, of Winnebago; grandchildren, Steve (Cara) Hoffman, Cori (Greg) Broshous, Daniel (Brandi) Hoffman, Matt (Julie) Gesin, Beth (Tom) Schmidt; great-grandchildren, Kerrigen and Zayne Hoffman, Paityn and Rylee Broshous, Cadan and Gavin Hoffman, Brady and Emelia Gesin, Hudson and Fletcher Schmidt; and a sister-in-law, Harriet Dambman, of Milledgeville.

Velma was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Robert; and sister, Nadine.

Services will be held on Tuesday, July 30 at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Forrestion with Rev. Scott Ralston officiating.

A visitation will be held on Monday, July 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Burke-Tubbs Funeral Home in Forreston.

Burial will be in White Oak Cemetery.

A memorial has been established for White Oak Cemetery and First United Methodist Church.

The family extends their gratitude to the staff of Presence St. Joseph Center, Freeport and Dr. Kara Hofmaster for their excellent care.

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