Delores (Boser) Hoffman, 85

Obit-Hoffman-Delores2Delores (Boser) Hoffman of Little Falls, formerly of Pierz, passed away Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at St. Otto’s Care Center in Little Falls.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Little Falls, with Fr. Nick Landsberger officiating. Interment was in St. John’s Cemetery in Lastrup.

Delores was born Feb. 6, 1928, in Buckman Township, Morrison County, the daughter of Leo and Elizabeth (Duhin) Voigt. She grew up on a farm and attended District #99 country school. She worked as a nanny in Little Falls, at Quality Ice Cream Shop in Little Falls, at Sands Café in Little Falls and also worked for the Rationing Board during World War II in 1943. She was united in marriage to Peter H. Boser, Nov. 5, 1949, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Buckman. The couple made their home on a farm near Lastrup where they raised their family. Peter passed away in 1978 and Delores continued living on the farm. In 1984, she married Victor Hoffman and later moved into Pierz. Victor died in 2004 after 20 years of marriage. Delores was involved in many organizations including the Christian Mothers serving as the president in Lastrup, Lastrup Mission Circle, DCCW where she served as president, was a Foster Grandmother for many years, and taught religion in Pierz, Alexandria, Little Falls and even out of her apartment. She enjoyed quilting, gardening, canning, visiting, palm weaving, spending time with her children and especially her grandchildren. Delores was awarded the Outstanding Senior Citizen in Morrison County in 2006 and recently received the Book of Golden Deeds award in March 2013. She always gave freely of her time and talents.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Evie (Grant) Pochardt of Stewartville, Marlene Peterson of Fridley, Ginny Melby of Kasson, Bunny (Mike) Barrett of Brainerd, Alvin (Marilyn) Boser of Pierz, Kathy (Mike) Markman of Sartell, Patty (Todd) Roth of Alexandria and Pete (Lou) Boser of Little Falls; siblings, Wendlin (Irene) Voigt of Washington, Frank (Mary) Voigt of Pierz, Betty Boser of Pierz, Robert (Bev) Voigt of Sauk Rapids; brother-in-law, Arnold Loesch of St. Cloud; sister-in-law, Lorraine Voigt of Texas; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Delores was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Peter Boser and Victor Hoffman; siblings, Anna Voigt, Mary Loesch and Leonard Voigt.