Luella M. Hoffman

Jun 13, 2017
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10:30 AM on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at St. Edward Catholic Church


Public visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday.


Mount Olivet Cemetery, Waterloo


St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 


Luella M. Hoffman, age 95, of Waterloo, died at ManorCare Health Services on June 13, 2017.

She was born on April 25, 1922 in Alta Vista, Iowa; the daughter of Bill and Ann Prokosch. 

She married James A. Hoffman on May 8, 1941, in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He preceded her in death on Oct.  8, 2008.

She was a homemaker. Luella had previously worked for Stanley, Electric Park Ballroom, and McElroy Auditorium. She was a member of St. Edward Catholic Church, and Waterloo Knights of Columbus. Luella enjoyed card club, her BINGO, and trips to the Isle Casino. 

Survivors include two sons, James P. Hoffman of Hamilton, IL and Steve (Vicki) Hoffman of Denver, IA; a grandchild, Tiffany (Bud) Albers of Glencoe, MO; three great-grandchildren, Danielle, Zachary, and Jace; and nephews, Craig and Kirk Zeemer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James; and sisters, Shirley and Georgia. 

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  1. Lisa Kerr Waldon | Jun 17, 2017
    I just saw this. I am so sorry. Luella was my godmother.
  2. Bob Fischbach | Jun 15, 2017

    I was a friend of her son Steve in high school. I remember her as a great mom hosting some teenage parties.

    Bob Fischbach

  3. Karla Harn | Jun 14, 2017
    I loved this lady (and a lady she was).  I was in three of her 500 and pinochle card clubs.  She loved her family.  She could tell the coolest of stories.  As late as a month ago, Luella, Billy, Suzy and I played pincocle at Manor Care.  Billy baked a cherrie pie, Manor Care served us ice cream and coffee.  Luella was sharp as a tack, and in fact, won that night.  We laughed so much that night; was so fun.  She was one of the sharpest dressers.  I will never meet another like her, and will miss her so much.  Rest in peace my dear lady. 
  4. Karla Harn | Jun 14, 2017
    i absolutely loved this wonderful lady (and a lady she was).  I was in three of her 500 and pinochle card clubs.  She loved her family, and had wonderful stories to tell.  As late as a month ago, Billie, Suzy, Luella and I played pinochle at Manor Care.  Billie made a cherry pie, Luella was sharp as a tack and played the best of cards; in fact, she won that night.  We all laughed and had so much fun.  I will miss you, Luella, loved you much.  You cannot be replaced.  I'll always remember you.
  5. Barbara Overmann | Jun 14, 2017
    I lived in the same apartment complex that Louella did, and she was quite the woman. She didn't let too much get in her way, and she voiced whatever she was passionate about. I liked her the first minute that I met her because of her sense of humor. She was a great neighbor, too. She always watched out the window to make sure that I got home safe. It was like having my grandma in the same building. I went back to visit her a few times after I moved and she was just as gracious as ever. I enjoyed her friendship very much. My prayers and condolences to her family. She was definitely one of a kind.
  6. Betty L Burch | Jun 14, 2017
    Sorry for your lost. Nutella was my friend for many years.

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