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Ethel Hoffman

September 26, 1922 - January 01, 2014


9-11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

11:30 A.M. on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

A luncheon will follow the service in Boulger Funeral Home's Celebration of Life Center, Fargo.


Riverside Cemetery, Moorhead, MN


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Ethel Hoffman

September 26, 1922 - January 01, 2014


Ethel O. Hoffman, age 91, passed away on 1/1/2014, peacefully in her sleep.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Louis Hoffman, her son, Gary T. Hoffman, her brother, Joseph Logan, and her sister, June Barth.

Ethel was born on September 26th, 1922 in Moorhead, MN, to her parents, Minnie and Thomas Logan. Ethel graduated high school from Moorhead High and was a proud “Spud”. Ethel Logan and Lou Hoffman married on 5/2/1942 and were married for almost 41 years when Lou passed away.

Ethel and Lou had an adventurous marriage which included living in California, Oklahoma, Colorado and Fargo; hunting and fishing trips to Canada; many lovely weekends at their cabin on Lake Melissa; two driving trips to Mexico, and enjoying the sport of golf together. Additionally, they went out most Saturday nights for dinner and dancing at the Elks Club, VFW, and/or American Legion Clubs in town. They had 4 children, three of which survive today.

Ethel was an excellent bookkeeper which served both Lou and Ethel well as they ran their business,

“The Silver Tray”, in downtown Fargo for almost 20 years (from approximately 1957-1977 when it was located at 408 Broadway).

Ethel was a member of Olivet Lutheran Church in Fargo for more than 50 years. She enjoyed the PLS group at Olivet. Ethel was also an avid bridge player for many years in a couple of local leagues—including the YMCA league.

Survivors include her children David Hoffman (Jan) of Rochester, MN/Merritt Island, FL; Dawn Hoffman Lee of Los Angeles, CA; Mark Hoffman (Kim) of Colorado Springs, Colorado; her sister, Marlys Heng (Stanley) of Barnesville, MN; eight grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. She will forever be cherished in our hearts as a loving, caring and generous person of faith.

In lieu of flowers, please mail memorials to Olivet Lutheran Church in Fargo, ND.


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  1. Mark Hoffman says:

    Colorado Springs COOn behalf of the family, I’d like to thank you all for your condolences, comments, love and support during this difficult time. It means a lot to us.

    The Hoffmans

  2. Grant & Marilyn Boadwine says:

    Preston MN
    Our sympathies to you and your family as you celebrate your mother’s life. May the many good memories give you joy and may you rejoice in the comfort of our Lord Jesus Christ.

  3. Al Southwick & Art Larson says:

    Rochester, MN
    Dave & Jan, We have such fond memoiries of your mom. What a gift she was to many. Wish we were able to be in Fargo to warm you up with a big hug!
    Love, Al and Art

  4. Mark & Mary Zimmerman says:

    Deadwood SDWe are sorry for your loss. May the best of your grandmother and mother stay with you always. Love ~ M&M

  5. Scott & LeAnn Hedge says:

    CAPE CORAL FLEthel was a generous person and we always love seeing her at the lake. Her smile will be truly missed until we see her again.

  6. Jen Erickson says:

    Dear Mark and Family of Ethel,

    Thinking of you as you reflect on memories of and with Ethel. May her spirit surround and comfort you at this time. Jen Erickson

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