Loretta Hoffman, 88, of Fremont, OH passed away Friday October 30, 2015 at Elmwood Assisted Living in Fremont. She was born July 16, 1927 in Gibsonburg, OH to Walter and Ellen (Hyland) O’Neill. Loretta was a 1945 graduate of St. Joseph Catholic High School.
Loretta married Ralph L. Hoffman on May 8, 1948 at St. Ann Catholic Church and he preceded her in death on August 8, 2014. She was an Office and Title Clerk for the Sandusky County Court House retiring in 1988. Loretta was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church where she was involved with many groups. She was a Woman of the Moose member and in many bridge clubs. Loretta enjoyed volunteering her time at Memorial Hospital and watching golf and football, especially the Ohio State Buckeyes and Notre Dame. She also loved spending time with her family and friends on St. Patrick’s Day.
Loretta is survived by her children, Teresa Smith, Fremont, Diane (Steve) Pyle, Jasper, MI, Mark (Karla) Hoffman and John (Sue) Hoffman both of Fremont; sister, Helen Jadwisiak, Port Clinton; ten grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ralph L. Hoffman; brothers, Lawrence, Walter, Henry and Al O’Neill; sisters, Kathleen Thompson and Teresa Masnado.
Visitation: Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. with a vigil at 7:30 p.m. at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E. State St., Fremont, OH.
Mass of Christian Burial: Wednesday, November 4, 2015; 10:30 a.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church, 1021 W. State St., Fremont, OH with Fr. Michael Zacharias officiating.
Burial: St. Joseph Cemetery.
In Lieu of Flowers Memorials can be made to: St. Ann Catholic Church
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Teresa, Ryan and Family,
I was so surprised to hear of Loretta’s illness,and now passing.
I have gotten to know her at Elmwood. My Mother sat with Loretta in the
dinning room, and, sometimes at exercise class. Loretta was one of the first
residence to welcome us. She was a lovely Woman. I am glad she didn’t
suffer long. May you have peace knowing she is with our Heavenly Father.
Sending you my deepest Sympathy,
I am so sorry to hear about Loretta’s passing. I wish I had known, for I would have given her one last “goodbye”, “see you later”. I want you to know that your mother was a very special person to many, including me. I will surely miss our nightly chats. Some people touch your heart, and your mom touched mine from the beginning.
You, her children, were blessed with a very loving and caring mother, and I know you will always carry those memories with you. God bless you all. I will miss Loretta and her loving family.
To Loretta Hoffman family just wanted to say how sorry I was to hear of her passing. Loretta was a wonderful lady and a great neighbor. Sending Prayers
Tom and Mary Ellen Leite
Loretta was a wonderful woman who will be missed, not only by her family, but by all who knew her. May she rest in peace.
You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time,
Tom and Mary Ellen Leite
Sorry to hear about Loretta. I always enjoyed playing bridge with her & seeing her at the Moose
John: Our deepest sympathy to you during this time of loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your entire family.
Phil and Marlene Daubel
Loretta was a wonderful person and will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her. She used to love to see her neighbor, my grandson Paul Daubel as well as his Mom and Dad. We will keep her in our prayers and her whole family.