Carol M. Hoffman

Carol M. Hoffman, age 85 of Highland, IL, died Monday, July 08, 2019, at Kindred Hospital in Saint Louis, MO.

She was born on November 05, 1933, in St. Jacob, IL, the daughter of Orville and Ruth (nee Pence) Ritter.

On November 24, 1951, she married William G. “Bill” Hoffman at St. Jacob, IL. He passed away on Sunday, February 20, 1994.

She was a member of Evangelical United Church of Christ. She was also a member of Evangelical United Church of Christ Women’s Guild and Royal Neighbors.

Carol was born in St. Jacob and graduated St. Jacob High School in 1951. Shortly after graduation, she married her husband and they moved to a Dairy Farm south of Pierron, IL, where they farmed and lived over 40 years. Carol was proud to be a farm wife and loved raising animals, daily farm work, planting, harvesting her garden and canning vegetables. She loved holidays and family get togethers. She moved to Highland in 1995, after her husband passed away. She found solace in stitching and plastic canvas crafts.

Survivors include:
Daughter – Karen R. (Mike) Gaul, Somerset, CA
Daughter – Kathy M. (Dave) Tilson, Highland, IL
Daughter – Cindy E. Wellen, Highland, IL
Daughter – Suzy B. (Eddie) Payne, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Barb (Brian) Dugan
Grandchild – Jessie (Jason) Prichard
Grandchild – Eli Hoffman (Significant other Jamie)
Grandchild – Joey Wellen
Grandchild – Brian Tilson
Grandchild – Laura (Zach) Knebel
Grandchild – Justin Frank
Grandchild – Steven Tilson
Grandchild – Shaun (Tracy) Riggle
Grandchild – Derek Tilson (Significant other Lauren Reidelberger)
Grandchild – Jennifer Frank (Significant other Alex Weber)
Great Grandchildren – Fourteen
Sister-In-law – Pauline Ritter, Burlington, IA
Sister-In-law – Kathy Ritter, St. Jacob, IL

She was preceded in death by:
Father – Orville Ritter
Mother – Ruth Ritter, nee Pence
Husband – William G. “Bill” Hoffman – Died 2/20/1994
Son – Gay “Mouse” Hoffman – Died 10/23/1980
Brother – Ralph Ritter
Brother – Earl “Pete” Ritter
Sister-in-law & Brother-in-law – Eileen and Wilbur Reding
Brother-In-law & Sister-In-law – Ernest and Eileen Hoffman

Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Thursday, July 11, 2019, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL and from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM on Friday, July 12, 2019, at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Highland, IL.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM on Friday, July 12, 2019, at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Highland, IL, with Rev. Janis Dashner, officiating.

Interment will be at Highland City Cemetery in Highland, IL.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association.

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