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Emily Mae (Groen) Hoffman


Tue, Feb 2nd, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries



Emily Mae (Groen) Hoffman, 96, of Chatfield, died Monday, February 1, 2016 at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield.

Emily was born November 10, 1919 in Stewartville to Christian and Agnes (VanDerAarde) Groen. She started school in Stewartville and then moved to Chatfield when she was a freshman. She graduated from Chatfield High School in 1936 and was part of the first commencement ceremony held in the Potter Auditorium. In 1938 she completed Normal Training and started teaching in a one room country school at the age of 18. She went on to graduate from Winona State in 1963. She taught at Chatfield Elementary and later at John Adams Junior High in Rochester. In 1940 she married Carroll Schrader. In 1968 she married Reuben Hoffman.

Emily enjoyed reading, computer games, knitting, and crocheting. She was an active member of Pioneer Presbyterian Church, the NEA, and the MEA. After Ruben’s retirement the couple enjoyed spending winters in Arizona.

Emily is lovingly remembered by her son Gary (Trudy) Schrader of Lyons, Oregon and Step daughter Kate Rogers of Bellevue, WA.

Emily is preceded in death by her parents, husbands Carroll Schrader in 1956 and Reuben Hoffman in 1985. Son Richard Schrader, Daughter Barbara Schultz, Grandson Rick Schultz, and a Great Grandson

A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, February 8, 2016 at Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield with Rev. Timothy J. Gerarden officiating. The committal service will follow at Orion Cemetery, rural Chatfield Minn.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. on Monday up to service time at the Riley Funeral Home.

Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield is assisting the family with arrangements. (507) 867-4310.

To share condolences with Emily’s family please visit www.rileyfuneralhomes.com.

Henry (Hank) Anderson

Thu, Jan 21st, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Henry (Hank) Anderson, 79, died peacefully Wednesday, January 20, 2016 surrounded by family. Henry was born July 7, 1936 in Chatfield to Adolph and Agnes (Schultz) Anderson. He graduated in 1954 and joined the Navy, serving three years. Followin ..... 
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Helen Tangen

Mon, Jan 18th, 2016
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Helen Tangen, 94 of Chatfield died Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, Minnesota. Helen was born November 18, 1921 on a farm in Pilot Mound Township in Fillmore County to Frederick and Leda (Rain) Storm. On ..... 
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Nora Gerhking

Thu, Nov 12th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Nora Gerhking, 94, of Chatfield, was taken to home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, November 10, 2015, at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, where she had resided for the past five and one half years. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. S ..... 
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Wesley E. Anderson

Tue, Nov 10th, 2015
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Wesley E. Anderson, 87, of Chatfield passed away on November 7, 2015, at home on the farm, surrounded by family. He was born on March 24, 1928. He grew up on the family farm near Chatfield and attended Chatfield High School, and Ag School in the Tw ..... 
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Paul Francis Caflisch

Thu, Nov 5th, 2015
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Paul Francis Caflisch of Chatfield, Minn. passed away October 30, 2015 at the age of 70. He was born November 24, 1944 in Rochester, Minn. and raised in Simpson, Minn. Paul graduated from John Marshall Senior High School in Rochester. He studied ..... 
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Randy LeRoy Campbell

Thu, Nov 5th, 2015
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Randy LeRoy Campbell, 49, of Chatfield passed away at his home on November 3, 2015. Randy was born May 22, 1966 in Rochester to Roy and Bonnie (Stecker) Campbell. Randy attended schools in Chatfield and graduated from Chatfield High School in 19 ..... 
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Faye Wiskow

Tue, Oct 27th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Faye Wiskow died at the hospital in Ft. Myers, Fla. on October 21, 2015 surrounded by some of her dearest friends. Faye Muriel Bailey was born on May 30, 1933 to Lydia and Max Bailey of Chatfield, Minn. and grew up on a farm north of town. She gra ..... 
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JoAnn Barbara Bidsler

Mon, Oct 5th, 2015
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JoAnn Barbara Bidsler, 71, of Chatfield, passed away peacefully Saturday, September 27, 2015, at her home in Chatfield. JoAnn was born February 6, 1944 to Raymond and Constance (Siem) Karau in Minneapolis. She graduated from John Marshall High ..... 
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