Fern Marie Hoffman, age 83, of Atlantic, Iowa, passed away Sunday, September 5, 2021, at Atlantic Specialty Care in Atlantic, IA.
Fern was born August 17, 1938, in Denison, IA, the daughter of Herman and Louise (Busskohl) Weber. She attended Dow City High School graduating with the class of 1958.
On November 24, 1962, she married Jerome Hoffman. After marriage, Fern moved to Carroll, Iowa, with Jerome, who was employed with Mauer Construction. They lived in Carroll until 1972. Then they purchased a farm in Adair, where they farmed for many years and raised three children: Chris, Lisa, and Jodi. After many years of successful farming, they retired and moved to Anita in 2000.
Fern was a devoted mother and homemaker. She enjoyed socializing with friends and family, music, reading, crafting, and traveling. She had a good sense of humor. Fern enjoyed the many years spent on the farm. She also enjoyed attending the Anita Opry House and Weathervane café.
Fern was an active member of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Fern knew Jesus as her Savior and enjoyed attending church.
Preceding her in death was her husband Jerome, her parents Herman and Louise Weber, her brothers Tommy, Harry, and Carl Weber, and sisters Phyllis Cordell and Marcella Keairnes.
Those left to cherish her memory are her children Chris and his wife Holly (Vogel) of Carroll, IA, Lisa Wahlert of Anita, IA, Jodi Vargas and her husband Gary of University Place, WA; grandkids Zach Hoffman of Ankeny, IA, Jasmine Hoffman of Carroll, IA, Tyler Allsup (Elizabeth) of Indianola, IA, Blake Butcher of Anita, IA; great-grand kids Natalie, Bridget, and Hunter Allsup all of Indianola, IA.
Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, September 10, 2021, at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Anita, IA. Visitation with family present will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 9, 2021, at the Schmidt Family Funeral Home in Anita, IA, former Hockenberry Funeral Home. Burial will be held at Evergreen Cemetery in Anita, IA. Lunch will be provided after the committal and will be held at the Anita Community Center.
Schmidt Family Funeral Home in Anita, Iowa, is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.hockenberryfamilycare.com until the Schmidt Family Funeral Home website is completed.