Patricia Marie Hoffman, age 82 of Austin, Minnesota passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at her home in Austin. She was born June 13, 1937 in Austin, the daughter of James and Violet (Hall) Halligan. Patricia attended Columbus Grade School and St. Augustine High School, graduating in 1955. Following high school, she worked for Hormel for two years. On May 11, 1957, she was united in marriage to Donald Hoffman at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin. Their union was blessed with four children and 60 years of marriage. Patricia was a devoted homemaker, wife, and mother. After their children were grown, she worked at Sacred Heart in the activities department. Patricia was a lifelong Austin resident and was a member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church. She was an avid reader and loved to travel. Her friends and family will miss her dearly.
Survivors include her son, Mark (Kathy) Hoffman of LaPorte, Minnesota; her daughters, Shelly (Rick) Hovland of Austin, Minnesota, Jill Wagner of Austin, and Gretchen (Greg) Beckel, also of Austin; 8 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; and sister, Sharon Woolsey of Belvidere, IL. Patricia was preceded in death by her parents, James and Violet Halligan; husband, Don Hoffman in 2017; and one brother, Robert Halligan.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Austin. Visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 21, at Queen of Angels Catholic Church. A Rosary Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. prior to the Memorial Mass. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Minnesota, at a later date. Memorials are preferred to St. Joseph’s Indian School, 1301 North Main S., Chamberlain SD 57325. Services are prearranged and performed by Worlein Funeral Home of Austin. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.
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