Patricia A. “Patty” Hoffman, 79, Jasper

Patricia A. “Patty” Hoffman, 79, of Jasper, died Wednesday, July 28, at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper. She was born in Jasper June 28, 1942, to Urban and Lillian (Lampert) Merkel. She married Ambrose Hoffman October 20, 1962, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.

Patty was a 1960 graduate of Jasper High School. She worked at Holiday Liquors in Jasper for 27 years where she retired as a manager. She was a member of the Ladies of the Moose and St. Joseph Catholic Church and its St. Anne’s Society. She enjoyed spending time with her grandkids and following their sporting events.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Ambrose Hoffman; one son, Keith Hoffman and wife Rachel, Jasper; one daughter, Kelley Fleck and husband Keith, Dubois; five grandchildren, Taylor and Morgan Hoffman, Josh and Jason Fleck, and Nick Fleck and wife Patience; one sister, Betty Harter; and one brother, Kenny Merkel.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two sisters, Margie Wolf and Ginger Barclay, and two brothers, Larry and Gene Merkel.

Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. Monday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. The St. Anne’s Society will pray a rosary at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Joseph Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery.

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