Wanda ‘Lucy’ Hoffman, of Cassopolis
Published 8:00 am Tuesday, February 16, 2016
April 10, 1938 — Feb. 10, 2016
Wanda Lucile “Lucy” Hoffman, 77, of Cassopolis, died suddenly of natural causes early Wednesday morning, Feb. 10, 2016, in Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka, Indiana.
She was born April 10, 1938, in Three Oaks, Michigan to Kenneth and Opal (Case) Kempton. She married Herbert Joseph Hoffman Aug. 18, 1956, in Cassopolis, Michigan. He preceded her in death after almost fifty years of marriage May 28, 2006. She was also preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Patsy Lillie; and brother Glen Kempton.
Lucy loved her kids and grandkids and family. Her house was full of family pictures of every sporting event and family reunion and lots of Cubs memorabilia. Lucy was a diehard Cubs fan and would go to Chicago several times a year, taking along various family members, whether they knew anything about baseball or not. Her favorite player was Ron Santo. Thanksgiving was Lucy’s favorite holiday and she loved cooking for all the family that would gather, always at her house. There was always at least a little of whatever anyone liked with plenty of leftovers. Lucy loved hand making quilts and everyone in the family got at least one.
Lucy will be greatly missed by family and friends. She is survived by her two sons, Ken (wife, Sue) Hoffman of St. Joseph, Michigan, Herb Hoffman of Tucson, Arizona; five grandchildren, Peter (wife, Maggi) Hoffman of North Port, Florida, Matthew (wife, Nicole) Hoffman of Troy, Michigan, Randi Hoffman of Niles, Michigan, Nicholas Hoffman of Shelby Township, Michigan, Stefani Hoffman of St. Joseph, Michigan; one step grandson, Jeremy (wife, Shawna) Fulks of Cassopolis; four great grandchildren, Tiffany Hoffman, Jordin Heiman, Jayce Hoffman, Alexa Hoffman; six step great grandchildren, Hailee Fulks, Krystin Fulks, Rachelle Fulks, James Baker, Alyssa Baker, Zack Baker; two sisters, Vera Hall of Dowagiac and Linda Kempton of Phoenix, Arizona; brothers, Roger (wife, Mary) Kempton of Niles, Alton (wife, Diane) Kempton of Cassopolis; brother in law, Keith Lillie of Three Rivers; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will gather Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. in Connelly Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, 202 North Broadway Street, Cassopolis. Funeral services will be held Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016, at 2 p.m. in the funeral home with the Reverend Doug Tindall officiating.
The family prefers contributions be made in Lucy’s memory to the Tribute Program of St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Post Office Box 1000, Department 142, Memphis, Tennessee 38101-9908.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Connelly Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, Cassopolis. Please share a memory or a message online: wagnercares.com.