September 15, 2021

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She’s home.

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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September 15, 2021

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She’s home.

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 […]

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September 10, 2021

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Prayers requested

My mom is not doing well. My sister and my brother are all headed out to Colorado this weekend by car and airplane, though we will either miss each other by minutes or overlap by the same. I’m not exactly sure what to pray for, other than God’s will be done. Prayers for my father, […]

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September 7, 2021

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Tree Pumpkin Update

Tree Pumpkin Update

It’s orangin’ up! When we checked on it Monday morning, it was turning from green to yellow, so it was nice to see it so orange today! We’ll see what the end of the week brings. 🙂

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September 7, 2021

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Ummmm….. sorry

Whew! I left that mattress post up a long time, didn’t I? Well, it’s almost time to go to work, and I haven’t really written anything useful, but I was tired of looking at that box springs. It was a pretty good weekend. Lloyd and I got some things done around the house and a […]

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August 31, 2021

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Re-‘new’ing the house: Part 2

Re-'new'ing the house: Part 2

You already know that we bought the new mattresses for the company, and now it was time to put them in the bedroom, but not on the boxes of plates (which were returned). We needed to get a platform. What I wanted in my heart of hearts was this – it’s a bed made with […]

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August 30, 2021

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Re-‘new’ing the house: Part 1

Re-'new'ing the house: Part 1

It turns out that if you live in the same place for over 25 years, things wear out. Huh. Several things are getting replaced around the old homestead, and it’s enough material for a few posts. Let’s start with the sofa. Several weeks ago, we went along with Sam and Rachel to Nebraska Furniture Mart, […]

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