Karen Anne Hoffman, 62, a resident of rural LaOtto and wife of Danny K. Hoffman, died at 10:50 a. m. on Monday, February 23, 2009, at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. She had been in declining health for only a short period, and had entered the hospice home two days ago.
Mrs. Hoffman was born on July 5, 1946 in Fort Wayne, a daughter of Robert F. and Marjorie (Anderton) Loechner, and spent her formative years there. She graduated from Northside High School in 1964, and later earned an associates degree from International Business College.
On September 6, 1969 she was married in Fort Wayne to Danny K. Hoffman. The couple spent the early years of their marriage in Fort Wayne and moved to Noble County in 1978.
Employed as a merchandiser at Source Inter Link, she was a member of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne, where she had served as a Sunday School teacher and a member of the Church Council. In her leisure time she had enjoyed playing adult volleyball and also playing Euchre.
The surviving relatives include her husband Dan; her children Jeffrey M. (Sarah) Hoffman of LaOtto and Julie (Gregory) Brubaker of Fort Wayne; her mother Marjoie Loechner of Fort Wayne; two brothers Steven (Patricia) Loechner of Roanoke and William (Betsy) Loechner of Fort Wayne; a sister Janet (Adam) Kidston of Naperville, Ill; and a brother-in-law Randy (Pam) Hoffman of Napanee.
Services will be held at 6 p. m. on Thursday, February 26, at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 2305 Goshen Road, with Pastor Dale Henderson, officiating.
The family will receive friends at the church on Thursday from 4 to 6 p. m.
Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco is in charge of the arrangements.
For those who wish, memorials may be directed to St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church.
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