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We mourn the loss of a dear member of our Valley Home community ... the world definitely was a much better place with Mrs. Lois Hofmann in it. We mourn the passing of Lois, but celebrate the life of this kind and gracious woman. Lois passed away at the age of 84. Lois grew up in Valley Home and loved her community very much, always reaching out and inviting everyone to “come to church!” Lois was married to the love of her life, Erich Hofmann for 38 years until his passing in 1987. Together they raised their three children in Valley Home. Extremely proud of their children, the Hofmann family attended St. John’s Lutheran Church and were very involved in community activities. Lois was well known for her wonderful cooking, especially her delicious pies. Always spicy and warm in the winter and cool and refreshing in the summer. Folks from miles around would make sure to attend Valley Home events just to have a slice of those delightful home cooked pies! For Lois her first priority was always God and family. Lois was a truly remarkable mother, and although a very busy mom, she somehow found time to volunteer as a Pink Lady at the hospital, was President of OLGA, was a member at one time of the Oakdale Golf and Country Club, and many times organized bridge competitions for local charities. Lois was blessed to own a beautiful ranch in Valley Home and was always thankful to be surrounded by her family and many friends. Everyone loved Lois!

Lois is survived by her three loving children, Sharon Hofmann, Michael Hofmann, Gary (Cynthia) Hofmann, many grandchildren and great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her brother Wallace (Estelle) Barnhill and sisters, Betty Wolfram Koster and Sherry Rupe. Lois will be greatly missed by all of us in the Valley Home community and forever remembered with much love and tremendous respect.

Graveside services will be held this Saturday, Sept. 5th at Valley Home Memorial Park at 10:15 a.m. and will be followed by a memorial service at St John's Lutheran Church in Valley Home at 11 a.m. There will be a luncheon reception immediately following at the church. Rest well dear friend ...


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