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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.
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