Nelda J. Hoffman, 85, Boone Township

Nelda J. Hoffman, 85, of Boone Township, died Saturday, August 6, at Legacy Living in Jasper. She was born June 1, 1937, to Marion and Rosalie (Dillon) Patton. She married Albert G. Hoffman November 24, 1955. He died January 9, 2010.

Nelda was a farm wife and a homemaker. She enjoyed cooking, candy making, baking, being outdoors, and spending time with her family and was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and WELCA.

She is survived by one son, James Hoffman and wife Kim, Boone Township; two granddaughters, Kendra Smeltzer and husband Matt, and Jenna Williams and husband Travis, all of Indianapolis; three great-grandchildren, Owen Smeltzer and Clara and Theo Williams; and one sister, Marilyn Padgett.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one sister, Glenda Vaughn, and two brothers, Robert Patton and one brother who died in infancy.

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Thursday at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Memorial contributions can be made to the St. John’s Church Cemetery Fund in Boone Township. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. Funeral services at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church with burial following in the church cemetery. Pastor Tim Kraemer will officiate.

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