Lorelei “Pete” Hoffman, age 75, of Ham Lake died November 2, 2013 at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, November 9th at Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel with Pastor Del Schnaidt officiating. A time for visiting will be held from 11:00 AM until the service.
Lorelei (Pete) Hoffman was born August 13, 1938 in Brook Park, MN. She was the third of five children born to John and Alice Livingston of Brook Park, MN. Pete shared many stories of growing up on the farm in Brook Park with her brothers and sisters: Shirley, John (Chubby), Roy, and Betty (Babe). She graduated from Pine City High School in 1956.
She married her husband Robert Hoffman, June 8th, 1962 and raised their children, Peter and Sally in Ham Lake MN.
Pete is survived by her children Peter (Paula) and Sally (David), her sister Shirley, brother Roy, Roxanne (and family), many nieces and nephews, and her grandsons John and Dylan.
She is proceeded in death by her parents John and Alice Livingston, husband Robert Hoffman, sister Betty (Babe) Gallik, brother Chubby (John), and brother-in-law Melvin Shoberg.
She loved to tell stories about growing up with her brothers and sisters like when they asked her father what chicken hawks liked to eat and then fed the baby chickens to the chicken hawks. She took great joy in teaching her grandsons some of the traditions she learned growing up such as, making homemade donuts and dough-gobs with bugs (raisins) on Easter. She loved hunting season and hunting with her brothers, which she passed on to her children and grandsons. Over the years she played softball, took her children camping, collected Elvis memorabilia, loved watching old western movies, loved listening to old time country music and was always curious and learning new things. She loved picnics and always brought the fried chicken and macaroni salad.
Pete was known for her sewing and crafts. She was very creative and talented. She could sew anything and loved to tinker. She loved to sew, enjoyed canning and making homemade wine. She enjoyed crocheting, quilting, and working with wood, leather, and metals. She fixed clocks, loved wildlife, gardening and bird watching. She was an avid MN Twins fan and never failed to collect her homer hanky. She was ready with a joke, laugh and wink and she loved to watch her grandsons grow, and measured them each time they visited, even when they got taller than her.
Pete will be missed by her children and their families, her nieces and nephews, brother and sister, and many friends.