She’s home.

September 15, 2021


My Mom went to be with Jesus Tuesday night. It has been such a blessing to be here with my family these past few days. We laughed, we cried, we prayed, we joked, we cried some more and it’s all been just right. Mom fought so hard until the end, then there was peace.

It’s not the official final draft, but:

Nancy Norene (nee Lorenz) Hofman was born in Mattoon, Illinois on September 24, 1937. She was baptized into Christ (October 10, 1937) and confirmed (March 18, 1951) in the Christian faith at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Graduating from Valparaiso University with a bachelor of science in education degree, she taught elementary grade school in Ohio, Missouri and Colorado. Nancy and the Rev. Marion C. Hofman were united in marriage at St. John’s Mattoon on August 28, 1960. The family moved to Delta in 1972. Nancy worked closely with the Delta County health community, serving first as a medical transcriptionist and then office manager for Delta Family Physicians until her retirement, and as a volunteer at the hospital. She found joy in gardening, landscaping, music, family and friends, and making an apple pie that was out of this world. She fell asleep in Jesus’ arms on September 14, 2021 at her home in Eckert following a valiant battle with myeloma cancer.

Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Leonore and her sister, Marcia. She is survived by her husband, Marion, her children Keren Elizabeth (Kurt), Mark Douglas (Rachel), Philip Steven and Lauren Kay (Lloyd), three grandsons, Charles, Jacob and Matthew, and three step-grandchildren, Whitney, Scarlett and Jack.

My brother Mark made a video that causes me to cry my eyes out. Thank you for your prayers, everyone.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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8 Responses to “She’s home.”

  1. Gretchen Said on:

    The title of this post is perfect. I’m sorry for your loss but glad you are there. Prayers continue!


  2. Deborah Said on:

    Yes, she’s home. I pray for God to give you peace.


  3. Peggy Said on:

    God’s love & peace to you all Lauren. And a great big hug too!


  4. Kristi Said on:

    Yes! Your mom is fully restored with Jesus! How blessed she is! May you be comforted in the promise of a glorious reunion in heaven! Peace be with you.


  5. Brad Said on:

    That’s a beautiful video for a wonderful woman. She is at rest and rejoicing in the presence of God.


  6. Peggy Said on:

    Wow! Just WOW! LOVE!LOVE! LOVE! (that video)

    What an amazing tribute! (my eyes are all wet)

    God bless you all!!


  7. Mom Said on:

    A precious tribute to a loving Mom. Peace and prayers.


  8. Jill Said on:

    What a beautiful video and tribute to your mom. So sorry for your family’s loss…yet thankful for the celebration in Heaven when she arrived. <3


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