Sara Hoffman Obituary

Sara Amanda Hoffman
Sara Hoffman
Sara Amanda Hoffman

November 24, 1917 - September 16, 2008
Born in Des Moines, Iowa
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Sara Amanda Hoffman, 90, died Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at Calvin Community, where she resided. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, September 19 at Grace Lutheran Church. Visitation will be 6-8pm, Thursday (today) at Iles Funeral Homes - Westover Chapel.

Sara was born in Des Moines and was a lifelong resident. She attended Lincoln High School and was a graduate of Capitol City Commercial College. Sara was married to Charles Allan "Bud" Hoffman and they had five children.

Sara loved her family and friends. She enjoyed playing the piano, needlework, quilting, antiques and gardening. Sara and Bud also enjoyed extensive traveling. Sara was a long time member of Grace Lutheran Church and involved in many church activities. She was also involved with Questers and helping the handicapped, including Mosaic.

Sara was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Allan "Bud" Hoffman; her parents, Anders and Gurina Westergaard and two brothers, Hilmer and Burton. She is survived by her children, Marilyn (Roger) Gilbertson of Silver Spring, Maryland, Tom (Nancy) Hoffman of Greendale, Wisconsin, Barbara (Larry) LeTourneau of Earlham, Iowa, Jim Hoffman and Becky Hoffman both of Des Moines; six grandchildren: Scott (Ann) Hoffman, Sara Gamble Gilbertson (Moe Benesch), Patrick LeTourneau, Erik Gilbertson, Beth Dabak, Andrew (Amy) LeTourneau; eight great grandchildren and one on the way: Louisa, Anna and Nina Hoffman, Hakan and Sara Dabak, Gabrielle, Samantha and Jake LeTourneau and Baby Boy Benesch; an a sister, Anne (Arvid) Bidne of St. Paul, Minnesota.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church or Mosaic.


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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Thursday, September 18, 2008
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Grace Lutheran Church
5201 Urbandale Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Friday, September 19, 2008
10:30 AM
Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery
1 Northeast 60th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50313
Friday, September 19, 2008
12:30 PM