Erma I. Hoffman - Lake City

Erma I. Hoffman, 94, of Lake City, formerly of Goodhue, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at the Lake City Hospital, Mayo Health Systems.

The funeral service will be held Saturday, Jan. 14, at 11 a.m. at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Goodhue, with Reverend Wayne Radke officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 13, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Mahn Family Funeral Home – Larson Chapel in Zumbrota, and on Saturday one hour prior to the service at the church.

Erma Ida Elane Holm was born Aug. 27, 1917, in the Spring Garden area of Leon Township, Goodhue County, to Carl and Esther (nee Leyon) Holm. She grew up on the family farm and attended country school. On Oct. 19, 1935, she married Raymond Hoffman at Spring Garden Lutheran Church. They made their home in rural Goodhue, where they farmed until retiring in 1972. After retiring from farming, Erma worked for Deden’s Cafe in Goodhue.

Erma enjoyed playing bingo and cards, horses, dogs, cooking, gardening, going for car rides and spending time with her grandchildren. Erma was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church.

Erma is survived by her grandchildren, Barb Carsten of Scottsdale, Ariz., Tim (Kathi) Hoffman of Zumbrota, Diann LaFond of Goodhue and Gail Davis of Lake City; daughter-in-law, Geri Hoffman of Lake City; step-grandchildren, Frank Adler, Dale (Kim) Adler and Gigi (Mike) Miller; 12 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; and former daughter-in-law, Sylvia Hoffman. Erma was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond, son, Roger, grandson, Kim Carsten, sister, Audrey Berg, brother, Virgil Holm and her parents.