Obituaries

Madelyn Mae (Wirth) Hoffmann

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, October 3, 2019, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Munich for Madelyn Mae (Wirth) Hoffmann, age 95, formally of Munich and Grand Forks, who passed away September 29, 2019, at Larimore Good Samaritan Center, her home for the past 14 months.

Posted 10/3/19

Madelyn Wirth was born February 10, 1924, in Munich to Michael and Martha (Janowski) Wirth. She graduated from Munich High School in 1943. While growing up, she enjoyed the company and shenanigans of 11 brothers and sisters. She married the love of her life, Michael I. Hoffmann, on September 6, 1943. She and Michael made their home in Munich and raised two children, Dale and Maureen. In her early years she was a popular cook at the Munich School and also cleaned houses. While in Munich, she was an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church serving as a member of the Altar Society and Christian Mothers. She enjoyed golfing, bowling, gardening, and crossword puzzles. She was a wonderful cook, and her specialties included homemade caramel rolls, ice cream, and lasagna. She loved to play cards and spend time with family and friends. She and Michael were avid Munich Magician fans and spent many hours attending high school basketball and baseball games. In 2004, they moved to Parkwood Place in Grand Forks. She lost her husband of 62 years in 2006. She continued to enjoy the companionship at Parkwood Place and spent countless hours doing puzzles with her neighbors. In 2018 she moved to the Good Samaritan Center in Larimore. She always loved visits from her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Madelyn will be missed by her daughter, Maureen (Gary) Mork of Petersburg, and daughter-in-law, MaryBeth Hoffmann of Grand Forks; her grandchildren: Rayanne Hoffmann, Ryan (Cheryl) Hoffmann, Ronda (Jamie) Ness, Aaron (Nicole Kirby) Mork, Tracy Mork, Ashley (Tom) Demers, Susan (Josh) Dahl, Margaret (Dusty) Whiteside; sisters: Geraldine Tholkes, Martha Rose Henderson, and Lois Dawley; sisters-in-law: Mary Frances Becker, Agnes (Joe) Hanigan, and Sister Philip Zimmer; and brother-in-law Eugene (Sharon) Zimmer.  Her smiles and sweet birthday cards will also be missed by her 20 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Madelyn was preceded in death by husband Michael; son Dale; parents Michael and Martha; brothers: Victor (Esther) Wirth, Lester (Leona) Wirth, Norman (Nora) Wirth; sisters: Loretta (Alphonse) Hiltner, Frances Wirth, Beatrice (Edwin) Houghton, Valery (Harold) Hudson; brothers-in-law: Vincent Dawley, David Henderson, Joseph Tholkes, Marcel Mathieu; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

The family of Madelyn Hoffmann would like to thank the staff of Parkwood Place and Larimore Good Samaritan Center for the years of caring for her.

Gilbertson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



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