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Obituary of Kathy Hoffman
Katherine (Kathy) Hoffman, aged 74, died peacefully in the presence of her loved ones on Monday, September 25, 2023, at CGH Medical Center. Kathy was born on Nov. 4, 1948, in Sterling, to Lawrence and Joyce Koster and graduated from Rock Falls High School in 1966. She married her high school sweetheart, Roger Hoffman on August 10, 1968, in Sterling, and they recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary.
Kathy earned her BS degree in accounting from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and worked as a bookkeeper for several companies. Her hobbies included gardening, quilting, playing the piano, traveling, playing bridge and spending time with those she loved. Kathy was a devoted wife, mother, sister, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother who loved and supported friends and family alike.
Although Kathy and family lived in several states throughout the years, she resided in Rock Falls for the better part of her life. She was a devoted Christian and member of New Life Lutheran Church in Sterling where she was part of the leadership team, was active in Bible study and played bells for many years. Kathy was a kind soul whose life was cut short after a long-term battle with bronchiectasis, a rare disease that slowly took its toll, especially over the past two years.
Kathy was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Joyce Koster; her older sister Teresa (Larry) Stubbs; and is survived by her loving husband, Roger; her brother, Rowland (Pam) Koster of Harmon; sister Leah (Charlie) Duncan of Clarkridge, AR; two sons, Chad (Maria) Hoffman of Milwaukee, WI, and Ben (Dana) Hoffman of Dixon; five grandchildren, Ben (Danielle) Hoffman, Julia, Morgan, Alex, Aidan; and two great grandchildren, Braidan and Annabelle.
Visitation will be held Friday, September 29th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at New Life Lutheran Church in Sterling followed by the funeral service and burial. The family requests donations be made to the American Lung Association in Kathy’s name.
In Loving Memory
1948 - 2023
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