Dorothy Hoffman

Dorothy Hoffman

Monday, January 18th, 1937 Monday, May 4th, 2020

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Obituary for Dorothy Doris Hoffman (Haring)

Dorothy Doris (Haring) Hoffman passed away peacefully on May 4, 2020 in Mulvane, Kansas after a long
struggle with health complications. Dorothy was born on January 18, 1937 on the family farm south of Glen
Ullin, ND. She was the oldest daughter of Theodore and Ella (Will) Haring. Dorothy attended high school in
Hebron and graduated from Parks School of Business in Denver.
Dorothy married James (Jack) Peter Hoffman in April 1959 and recently celebrated their 61 st wedding
anniversary. Together they raised four children. They moved often in their early marriage as they followed
Jack’s career with Gambles. They lived in North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and settled in North Platte,
Nebraska, making numerous friends along the way. Dorothy enjoyed selling Avon and had a lengthy career
with the company. She operated a home daycare and followed those children for the rest of her life. Dorothy
graduated from Mid Plains Community College school of nursing in 1983 and worked many years at Linden
Court nursing facility and more recently as Tumor Registrar for Great Plains Regional Medical Center. She was
a long‐time member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church where her deep faith was nurtured and in-turn she
extended God’s love to so many others. It was her faith that also helped her thru her recovery from breast
cancer. She was active member of many organizations at the church.
Dorothy found great joy in furnishing her home with whimsical items, particularly ones that blinked, moved or
played music. She also enjoyed reading, cooking, canning, sewing, listening to music, and scrapbooking. She
had a passion for genealogy and spent much of her time researching, compiling and adding to this
information. Dorothy loved playing cards and board games. Her children and grandchildren are comforted by
the fact that now one of them may finally have an opportunity to win a board game. Holidays will not be the
same without her famous peanut butter balls, peanut brittle, and party mix. Dorothy had a tremendous love
of family and treasured her annual trips to North Dakota to see family and friends. As much as she loved her
children, she had an even greater love for her grandkids and enjoyed following them in their sporting events
and school activities. She also volunteered many hours in her community for organizations such as RSVP and
North Platte Visitor’s Center.
She is survived by her husband Jack, children Mark (Sharon) of Derby KS, Lynda (Jim Cooper) of Grant NE,
Donna Rodriguez (Joe) of Wellington CO, Julie Elliott (Michael) of Lenexa KS. Six grandchildren; Mari Hoffman,
Emily Rodriguez, Madeline Hoffman, Christopher Rodriguez, Brady Hoffman, and Sara (Justin) Barnes, one
great grandchild, Corrinne Barnes, stepsiblings Darlene Snyder, Joanne Hines, John Snyder and numerous
nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, sisters Lucille Emter and Nyla Seidel and stepsister May Snyder. In
lieu of flowers the family ask you consider a donation in her name to North Platte Catholic Schools or the
Susan G. Komen Great Plains foundation.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, cremation has taken place and a funeral will be held June 20, 2020 at 11:00 at
St. Patrick Catholic Church in North Platte, NE with a rosary to be said at 10:30. Family and friends who cannot
pay their respects at this moment because of the current pandemic are encouraged to offer prayers for the
family and support via phone call, text, email or may visit the Memory Wall at . Condolences may be sent to Smith Family Mortuaries, 1415 S. Rock Rd., Derby, KS 67037.
Graveside service and inurnment at North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan, North Dakota is planned for a
later date.

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Justine Thomsen

Dorothy was so special. She was my sponsor when I joined the church in 1983 and watched my son that same year. I will remember Dorothy as the warm kind and giving person she was! My sincerest sympathies to her family, God bless!
Comment | Posted at 11:30am via Condolence

Lynda Hoffman

Thanks Justine it means a lot to hear memories. I remember the mass when you joined the church and your son.
Posted at 05:01pm

Amy Smith

I first met Dorothy at the Callahan Cancer Center in North Platte in 1997. It was always a pleasure working with her! We shared stories, life experiences, but most importantly, recipes!! She gave me the BEST recipe for homemade salsa and it is the only one I use! I have been making it for years and always think of her fondly when I do. My deepest sympathies to the family and will keep you all in my prayers.
Amy Smith
North Platte
Comment | Posted at 10:26pm via Condolence

Lynda Hoffman

Thanks Amy so much for sharing. She did have the best recipes.
Posted at 05:02pm

Robin Fisher

I was Blessed to know Dorothy ♡
She wasn't just my client, she was my friend. Enjoyed our visits that included so many laughs and some tears. She's a special lady .
Hugs to her Family♡
Comment | Posted at 06:38pm via Condolence

Lynda Hoffman

Robin thanks for sharing. So glad you guys had such good visits. Laughing was one of her favorite things to do.
Posted at 04:46pm

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