Brenda Lucille Loretta Hoffman
1939 - 2021
BORN
1939
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Schrader Funeral Home and Crematory - Ballwin
14960 Manchester Road
Ballwin, MO

Hoffman, Brenda Lucille Loretta

81, passed on August 21, 2021 from pancreatic cancer at her home in St. Louis, Missouri. She was born on December 27, 1939 to Robert and Martha Berger. Brenda graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a B.S. in Education and was a member of the Tri Delta Sorority. She taught English and History in Denver and St. Louis, volunteered as a Scout leader, and taught English as a Second Language. She was an accomplished organist and pianist and sang with several choral groups. Brenda was a Life Master in bridge and had a hole in one at Bonita Bay, her Florida home. She leaves her husband of 58 years, Ralph; children Julie Gaidis (John Vellacott), Elizabeth Who (Fred), Stacey Hoffman (Rob Harper), and Jeffrey Hoffman (Shari Chavez); sister Marilyn Ladd; six grandchildren Wolf, Isabella, Jack, Lily, Max, and Humboldt; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded by brother Robert "Bob" Berger.

Services: In consideration of friends' and loved ones' safety during the pandemic, a memorial may be held at a later date. The family requests contributions be made to the Siteman Cancer Center, MSC 1204, 7425 Forsyth Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63105 or online at siteman.wustl.edu/tribute. A service of the SCHRADER Funeral Home and Crematory. Friends may sign the family's online guestbook at Schrader.com.



Published by St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Aug. 29, 2021.
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Ralph and family, We are sending our love and sympathy to all of you. Brenda was a long time special friend. She had so many talents and generously shared them with all. Please know you do not grieve alone but that you feel the prayers and love from friends. Brenda will be deeply missed by the two of us.
Ben and Marilyn McDougall
September 8, 2021
Ralph, I was so sorry to learn about Brenda’s death. I know what you have been facing, having lost Peggy last year to pancreatic cancer.

I will always remember Brenda smiling and enjoying what ever she was doing.

Stay strong my friend.

Frank Gundlach
Frank Gundlach
September 5, 2021
I was so sorry to hear about Brenda’s passing. She was one of the nicest ladies I have ever known. My deepest sympathies to Ralph and the entire family.
Evelyn Webelhuth
Family
September 3, 2021
You where a special friend. We shared many good times together. I will miss you
Carol Wilbois
Friend
September 3, 2021
Dear Ralph
Although I know words offer small comfort in your sorrow, I do wish to express our sympathy to you on the loss of your beloved wife. It was always a pleasure seeing you both on many Sundays on the deck at Forest Hills. Daisy and Skip Schrader.
September 2, 2021
Ralph, Ed and I were so blessed to have you and Brenda as neighbors for so many years. We always knew positivity, kindness and humor was just a home away. Brenda was lovely; the two of you together were special.
Laura Ryan
Friend
August 31, 2021
Ted Hume
Friend
August 30, 2021
Dear Ralph
So very sorry to read of Brenda's passing. It has been a long time since I have seen you all. However, I do remember Brenda's smile and the wonderful beginnings of our first
homes and families. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Joanne Rischbieter
Joanne Rischbieter
August 30, 2021
Brenda had a smile that lite up a room.
On behalf of the YPO Southwest Chapter, our condolences to the family.
Josephine Guenther
August 30, 2021
We were very saddened to hear the news of Brenda's illness and passing. Our prayers are with you Ralph, and your family at this difficult time. We hope memories of Brenda's amazing life will sustain you in the days ahead. Lynn and Tom Hedrick
Lynn Hedrick
Friend
August 29, 2021
Ralph..We were so sorry to hear Brenda passed on. May you feel the presence of God and the love and support of friends as you go through the coming weeks and months.
Love, Pat and Bill Owens
Pat Owens
Friend
August 29, 2021
Dear Ralph,
Derick and I were so very sorry to hear about Brenda's death. She had so many talents and will be missed by our bocce group. We are thinking of you at this difficult time and sending you and your children and grandchildren our deepest sympathy and much love,
Sally Driemeyer
August 29, 2021
We will miss you.
BARBARA LIND
Friend
August 29, 2021
I am sure Brenda´s passing is a huge loss for Ralph and the rest of their family. May God have mercy on her soul.
Ron Neighbor
Friend
August 29, 2021
Ralph and family,
My heart goes out to you. I cherish memories of Brenda on the golf course, boules lawn , and just hanging out in Town and Country. She was kind, accomplished and well loved by many. May her joyful spirit live on in our memories and through us.
John Rindlaub
Friend
August 28, 2021
Brenda and Ralph traveled with Don and I on many YPO trips here and abroad. Wonderful memories with great friends!!!
Katie Klingler
August 27, 2021
Brenda was a lovely lady. I will miss seeing her friendly face at bridge tournaments. My condolences to her family. Julia Bomalaski
Julia Bomalaski
Friend
August 27, 2021
Ralph and family - our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very sad time. We wish you the best and hold Brenda in our prayers.
Bill & Jeanne Downey
Friend
August 26, 2021
Ralph and Brenda have been our neighbors and friends for many years in Bonita Bay. We are saddened to learn of Brenda's passing. We wish Ralph and his family comfort in their time of sorrow.
John and Mary Brown
August 26, 2021
We are saddened to hear of Brenda’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Lois Munson
August 25, 2021
We will miss our neighbor at the Vistas.
Jim & Carol Mayry
Neighbor
August 25, 2021
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