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Helen Hoffman

July 5, 1925 — November 19, 2016

Helen L. Hoffman, 91, Wausau, died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, at Copperleaf Assisted Living, Marathon.

She was born July 5, 1925, in Mosinee, the daughter of the late John and Louise (Rheinschmidt) Voeltner. She married Herbert J. Hoffman on Sept. 4, 1948, in Des Moines, Iowa. He preceded her in death on Jan. 5, 2007.

During her youth, Aunt Helen was very active in school. She played saxophone in the school band. Some of her favorite things to do were singing with Sweet Adeline’s, tatting, cooking, reading and crossword puzzles.

She worked for Marathon Battery, Wausau for many years. This is where she met the love of her life, Herb Hoffman. She bowled on a league for many years. Aunt Helen and Uncle Herb enjoyed the cottage Uncle Herb built on Birch Lake, Winchester. As children, we and many other relatives & friends have wonderful memories of “up north”. After all, it is where we learned to water ski. After retirement, they moved to their dream home on the lake. Later in life returning to Wausau.

Survivors include her nieces and nephews, Joan Holmes, Pleasant Prairie, Marlene (Gary) Seavy, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Sandy (Bill) Thompson, Waterford, John (Nedra) Voeltner, Marshall, Chuck (Gini) Voeltner, Baltimore, Maryland, and Mary Mertinke, Wausau; 11 great nieces and nephews; and 17 great-great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter and Bob Voeltner, and a sister, Marie Buchacek.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, at St. John Lutheran Church, Mosinee. The Rev. Marilyn Lange will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Marathon City. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Saturday until time of services at the church. Beste Funeral Home, Mosinee, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.bestefh.com
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Saturday, November 26, 2016

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