Mabel Mary Hoffmann
NEW ULM — Mabel Mary Hoffmann, age 95, of New Ulm (formerly of rural Lafayette) died peacefully on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at the Sleepy Eye Care Center in Sleepy Eye.
Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. on Monday, July 15, 2019, at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church in Lafayette. Burial will follow in the church cemetery in Lafayette.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home-North Chapel in New Ulm and continue from 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church in Lafayette on Monday.
To leave an online condolence for her family, or to sign the guestbook, go to: mvfh.org
Mabel is survived by her daughter, Joyce (Roger) Bauer of New Ulm; her sons, Lloyd (Susan) Hoffmann of Nicollet, Lauren Hoffmann of New Ulm, Alan (Jean) Hoffmann of New Ulm, Mark (Kay) Hoffmann of Lafayette, Glen (Lisa) Hoffmann of New Ulm; 18 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren; and her sister-in-law, Viola Reinhart of rural New Ulm.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Herbert Hoffmann in 2008; her sisters, Alvina Olson, Rosetta Olson, Tiena Karp, Hertha Block, Opal Nelson, and Esther Langhoff; and her brothers, Emery, Wilhelm, Theodore, and Wesley Langhoff.
Mabel Mary Langhoff was born September 1, 1923 in Marshall County, Minnesota to William and Ernestina (Fluegge) Langhoff. She was united in marriage to Herbert Hoffmann on September 16, 1946, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. This union blessed the couple with six children whom together they raised on the farm in rural Lafayette where Herbert worked as a dedicated farmer, and Mabel worked from the home as a mother, homemaker, and farm wife. On the farm, countless hours were spent tending to her gardens for vegetables to can and also tending to their ducks and geese. To relax in her retirement, Mabel dearly loved spending time on the lake fishing and camping with her husband Herbert. To keep her mind and hands busy, she enjoyed doing puzzles, crosswords, and embroidery. Mabel was a devout member of St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church in Lafayette. What Mabel truly loved most in life was her family; especially her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great- grandchildren. Mabel was always there to help anyone in need and would do anything for her family. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. Blessed be her memory.