Geraldine Hoffbeck, of Mora, MN, died on Sunday, May 18, 2008 at the Villa Health Care Center in Mora. She was 98 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICES will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, May 24th at First Presbyterian Church in Mora. VISITATION will be one hour prior to the service.
Geraldine Hoffbeck, of Mora, Minnesota, died on Sunday, May 18, 2008 at the Villa Health Care Center. She was 98 years old.
Geraldine was born June 12, 1909 in Union Township, Union County, Ohio to Oliver and Ida Mae (Brown) Sparks. At the age of two she moved with her family to Redwood Falls, Minnesota. She graduated from Redwood Falls High School plus went on to one year of Secretarial training. On March 29, 1930 she married Arthur Herbert Hoffbeck at her parents’ home in Redwood Falls. To this union two sons were born. Before moving to Mora in 1988 they lived most of their married life in South Dakota, Southwest and Eastern Minnesota.
Geraldine was employed as a secretary in law offices and a bank in Redwood Falls and Brookings, South Dakota. She was also a secretary for a group of churches in the Ortonville, Minnesota area. She was trained in vocal and instrumental music which she was willing to share with the communities she lived in. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church; and also a member and officer of the PBW in Brookings, South Dakota. As hobbies she enjoyed fishing and traveling.
She was preceded in death by her parents Oliver and Ida Mae Sparks; husband Arthur Hoffbeck; brothers Ever and Everett Hoffbeck; sisters Hazel Sparks and Meryle Schwerin.
Geraldine is survived by her sons James Hoffbeck and wife Marilyn of Mora, R. Chadwick Hoffbeck and wife Georgene of Perry, Iowa; five grandchildren Richard, Randall, Ronald Hoffbeck; and Renee Kristensen and Jared Hoffbeck; six great-grandchildren Sean, Ion, Shane, Heather Hoffbeck; and Abby and Noah Kristensen.
Memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 24th, 2:00 P.M. at First Presbyterian Church in Mora. Rev. Duane Fowler and Rev. Harry Nelson will officiate. Music will be by Georgene Hoffbeck, D.B. Johnson and Alice Nelson. Burial will be at a later date in Big Stone City, South Dakota.