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A memorial service for Mary Hoffman, 102, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, 2010, at the Alamogordo Funeral Home with Pastor Bill Heithold officiating.
Of German heritage, Mary was born March 26, 1907, in Tscherbakowka, Russia, and died on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010, at home in Alamogordo with her daughter.
Mary came to the United States with her parents George and Katharine (Reisig) Steinert at the age of 4. They sailed on the S.S. Pennsylvania, leaving Hamburg, Germany, on March 23, 1912, and settled in Sebewaing, Mich. She married Wolfgang Hoffman in Bay City, Mich., in 1935 and they had one daughter. Wolfgang (Bill) and Mary owned the Star Dry Cleaners in Bay City for 25 years, retiring to Auburn, Mich., in 1975. Wolfgang preceded Mary in death in 1996 at the age of 92.
In 1998, Mary moved to Alamogordo to be near her daughter and grandchildren. She is survived by her daughter L. Marie Wuersching; four grandchildren, Erich Wuersching, of Cloudcroft, Kristofer Wuersching, of Cloudcroft, Heidi McConnell and husband, Brian, of Las Cruces, and Kari Getkin, of Las Cruces; and four great-grandchildren, Erynn McConnell, Miranda McConnell, Robert Getkin and Kayleigh Getkin, all of Las Cruces.
Mary was a longtime member of the American Armed Forces Museum in Alamogordo. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mary's honor to the American Armed Forces Museum, P.O. Box 96, Alamogordo, NM 88311.
Mary will be cremated and inurned at the Oakwood Memorial Mausoleum in Saginaw, Mich., to be with her husband and parents.
The family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo funeral Home to direct the arrangements. Cremation will take place locally at PCS.
To sign the online register book, please visit www.alamogordofuneralhome.org.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Feb. 10 to Feb. 24, 2010
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