Hoffman, Eileen M.
Eileen M. Hoffman, 90, of Oelwein, formerly Strawberry Point, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at the Oelwein Healthcare Center. Funeral Service: 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at the United Methodist Church in Strawberry Point. Officiating: Pastor Randy Moser. Visitation: 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Strawberry Point. Also at the church one hour before service on Friday. Interment: Cass Township Cemetery, Strawberry Point.
She was born on May 8, 1922, in Strawberry Point, the daughter of Irvie and Alma (Debes) Carpenter. She was raised and educated in the area and was a 1939 Strawberry Point High School graduate. Eileen attended Coe College, Iowa Teachers College and earned her degree from Upper Iowa University.
On June 26, 1947, Eileen was united in marriage to Melvin Hoffman. One daughter was born to this union. Eileen taught in the Clayton County Rural Schools and at Strawberry Point schools for 30 plus years. She retired in 1987. In 2001, Eileen moved to Oelwein to live with her daughter and in 2008 made her home at the Oelwein Healthcare Center.
Eileen was a member of the United Methodist Church and Ladies Circle. She enjoyed her family, gardening, and reading.
Survivors include her daughter, Linda (Tom) Kringlen of Oelwein; her three grandchildren, Michelle (Joe) Ludwig of Independence, Kersten (Troy) Toebben of Lithia Springs, Ga. and Ryan Kringlen of Oelwein; five great-grandchildren; and her twin sister, Ersileen Marquardt of Sumner.
Eileen was preceded in death by her parents, Irvie and Alma Carpenter; her husband, Melvin Hoffman on Dec. 27, 2001; and four siblings, Art Carpenter, Bernice Carpenter, Ivadell Carpenter and Duane Carpenter.
Online condolences may be sent to www.leonard-mullerfh.com.
Published in The Gazette Dec. 18, 2012.