Barbara Jean (Weber) Hoffmann
Barbara Jean (Weber) Hoffmann, age 74, of Inver Grove Heights, MN, passed away December 13th, 2022 in St. Paul, Mn. She was born in Springfield, Mn, on September 2, 1948 to Otto and Mary Ann (Solyntjes) Weber. She was baptized, confirmed and married at St Mathias Catholic Church, Wanda, Mn, graduating with the Wabasso High School class of ’66. After graduation she worked for 2 years at the Wanda State Bank.
On Nov.23, 1968 she married Cletus Hoffmann, and to that marriage were born 3 children: Lisa, Jeffrey, and Craig. In 1975, the family moved to Scobey, Montana, where she resided until retiring and moving back to Minnesota in 2014 to be close to family.
In 1977, Barb and Clete opened and operated Creations Unlimited, an Arts & Crafts Store, which also included imprinted apparel. They offered many art classes and opportunities to learn while perfecting her own artistic and crafting abilities. She was also a part-time bartender at MJ’s Bar as well as at Banjo’s 109 in Scobey. In 2002, she closed the business to assume her 12 year position as Deputy Daniels County Treasurer.
She was an active member of the Prairie Art Club and helped organize and promote the many Art Shows in Scobey. She enjoyed playing all sorts of cards and games with family or friends and was also very active in her church and community. She believed in the saying, “Bloom where you are planted”, striving to make the best of life where ever God placed her. She has shown this through a lifetime of close relationships including, most recently, in her senior apartment Carmon Court.
Barb is survived by her children; Lisa Foister,(Brookneal ,VA), Jeffrey Hoffmann (Minneapolis), and Craig (Kim) Hoffmann, Minneapolis, Granddaughters; Briannon Foister, and Nivya Hoffmann. Also surviving are sisters; Patricia Story (Lynn), Joan Boyle (Richard), Karen Weber, Sisters-in-law; Marcella Gengler and Lorraine Wagner; Tim and Erin Whitlow and their extended family, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Cletus, her parents and grandparents, brothers; Richard (Dick) Weber, Dennis (Snap) Weber, sister; Kathleen Johnson, and grandson; Kyle Foister. Also preceding her in death are in-laws; Martha (Remiger) Weber, Jim Boyle, Verdie Johnson, Joe and Mary Hoffmann, Sylvester (Marion) Hoffmann, Leonard (Bootsie) Hoffmann, Louis Hoffmann, Alvina (Melvin) Remiger, Lucy (Norbert) Bernardy, Bernard Wagner, Cyril Gengler and Special Friend, Gene Whitlow.
Memorial Service, April 14th, 2023 at 11am at Roberts Funeral Chapel, 8108 Barbara Avenue, Inver Grove Heights, visitation 1-hour prior. Funeral Service, April 15th, 2023 at 11 am at St. Mathias Catholic Church, Wanda, MN. Private Interment following service.