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Dorothy J. Hoffman

February 20, 1924 — December 6, 2019

Dorothy J. Hoffman, 95, of La Crosse died peacefully at Bethany St. Joseph Nursing Home on Friday, December 6, 2019.

Dorothy was born on February 20, 1924 in Columbus OH to William and Ruby Butler. She was the second of eight children. Her family made the move to Huntington, WVA where Dorothy graduated from St. Joseph High School.

She married James Hoffman on October 26, 1946 in Ashland, KY and they had two children, Cynthia and James. They lived in Westerville, OH for years until they moved to Ringgold, GA in 2000 to be with their children.

For most of her life Dorothy as a homemaker and she was an excellent seamstress. She made many drapes and slipcovers. Dorothy also loved to knit and crochet and made many beautiful afghans for both family and friends.

Dorothy eventually moved to La Crosse to be closer to her sister and family. For the past 5 years she resided at Bethany St. Joseph Nursing home. Dorothy loved the crafts and activities at BSJ and always looked forward to Bingo! She developed many special friendships with many of the staff and residents over her time at BSJ. Dorothy loved all animals (especially cats!) and enjoyed when visitors brought their dog or cat with them to visit her.

Dorothy was a very kind and caring person who was so easy to love if you were fortunate to be able to spend a little time with her. She will be missed by many who loved this very special lady.

Dorothy is survived by her sister, Theresa Schneyer of La Crosse, niece Jeanne Spadaccini (Donald), nephew, Robert E. Schneyer, Jeff (Treena) Schneyer and Matthew (Kari) Schneyer as well as many dear friends in TN and GA.

Dorothy was preceded in death by husband Jim, daughter Cynthia McCandless and son Jimmy Hoffman. Also, three brothers and three sisters.

A funeral Mass will be held in the chapel at Bethany St. Joseph Nursing home, 2501 Shelby Road, on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at noon. Friends and family are invited to visit on Saturday from 11 am until the time of Mass in the Chapel.

A special thank you to the current and former staff at Bethany St. Joe for their care and friendship over the years.

As a tribute to Dorothy’s love for animals, memorials can be made to the Coulee Region Humane Society, 911 Critter Court, Onalaska, WI 54650.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Dorothy J. Hoffman, please visit our flower store.


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