Dorothy Rose Hoffman, age 92, passed away peacefully Dec. 8, 2020, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, in her home in the loving care of her family.
She was born in Garden City, KS, on Oct. 12, 1928 to Lena (Strasser) and Martin Heiman, who farmed in the Plymell community. Her brothers and sisters were Raymond (Dorothy), Mary Dechant (Jacob), Irene Rome (Mike), Evelyn Rome (Dave), Eugene (Clarice), Margaret Ann Wasinger (Al), Loretta Keller (Jim) and Robert (Sue). In 2011, the Heiman family was recognized as a Pioneer Family by the Finney County Historical Society.
After graduating from Garden City High School, Dorothy worked for The Garden City Sugar Company. She married Mike G. Hoffman Jr., on Nov. 25, 1952 at St. Mary Church. She is survived by her five children and their spouses: Rod and Barb Hoffman of Lenexa, KS, Mark and Sue Hoffman of Wichita, KS, Michelle and Marlin Wells of Garden City, KS, Michael and Connie Hoffman of Garden City, KS, and Debra and Greg Mader of Wichita, KS; and by 14 grandchildren, Seth Hoffman, Sean Hoffman, Emily Jackson, Fr. Drew Hoffman, Nate Hoffman, Sarah Hoffman, Darcy Wells Martin, Mark Wells, Todd Wells, Audra Bogard, Kelsi Pfannenstiel, Adam Hoffman, Karli Mader, and Kensi Mader; and 15 great-grandchildren, Luke Hoffman, Ben Hoffman, Ella Hoffman, Charlie Hoffman, Alex Hoffman, Blake Martin, Carter Martin, Evelyn Martin, Laine Durler, Maya Bogard, Ethan Bogard, Halle Bogard, Miden Pfannenstiel, Ace Pfannenstiel, and Kamden Jones..
Dorothy and her husband Mike were charter members of St. Dominic Church where she was active in The Altar Society and Daughters of Isabella. She was a longtime volunteer at the Gift Nook at St. Catherine Hospital and a weekly worshiper at the hospital’s adoration chapel. Many people asked to be included in her prayer list. For years, she served as a poll worker during local and national elections. Dorothy enjoyed craft work and cooking new and tried-and-true recipes for her family. She especially enjoyed planning activities for her grandchildren and attending their school and sporting events.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11 at Garnand Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at St Dominic Church with her grandson, Father Drew Hoffman presiding. Rosary will begin at the church at 10:30. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery. Mass will be streamed live on the Garnand Funeral Home Facebook page. Memorials may be given in her name to St. Dominic Catholic Church, Daughters of Isabella, or St. Mary Catholic Church, all in care of the funeral home.
Mom valued hard work and good manners. She would want to give a special thank you to the staff at Garden Valley Retirement Village, St. Catherine Hospital, St. Catherine Hospice, and Sienna Medical for their heroic service during this trying year.
Published on December 09, 2020