Kathryn Hoffman

Kathryn "Kay" Hoffman

March 27th, 1946 - June 27th, 2020
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Kathryn “Kay” Knebel Hoffman, age 74, of Watertown, SD passed away Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Prairie Lakes Hospital in Watertown.

A Celebration of Life will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 3, 2020 at Hosanna Lutheran Church in Watertown with Pastor Janine Rew-Werling and Pastor Craig Werling officiating with music by Angie Eickmeyer. There will be visitation one hour prior to the service.

Interment will be at a later date.

Kathryn Karole Hoffman was born on March 27, 1946 to Arnold and Mildred (Blaurock) Knebel in St. Cloud, Minnesota. She grew up on a farm near Paynesville, Minnesota. She attended country school for the first six years and then attended and graduated from High School in Paynesville, Minnesota.

Kay worked at Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis until she met and married the love of her life, Gary Hoffman. They were married on April 10, 1965 at the First Evangelical United Brethren Church in Paynesville. They were married for 55 years.

They lived around Atwater, Minnesota for about 15 years. Kay loved teaching “Cherub Choir” as well as singing for many special occasions.

They moved to Clear Lake, South Dakota in 1980 where they crop farmed for 30 years. They also spent over 30 years going to Mesa, Arizona for the winters. They moved off the farm in 2011 and lived near Watertown, South Dakota.

She was blessed with two children, Fay (Neil) Wiesner of Watertown and Carey (DeVonna) Hoffman of Clear Lake, SD. She has four grandchildren, Brady Wiesner, Brittoney (Chris) Serie, Chandler Hoffman and Carter Hoffman; and three great grandchildren, Alayah, Amerie and Abigail Serie.

Also grateful for having shared in Kay's life are: her husband, Gary Hoffman of Watertown, SD; two brothers, Charles (Kathy) Knebel of Cold Spring, MN and Mark (Millie) Knebel of Warroad, MN; three sisters, Barbara Baker of St. Cloud, MN, Pennie (Chris) Miller of Becker, MN and Nancy (Paul) Baumert of Paynesville, MN; plus many nieces and nephews.

Kay is preceded in death by her parents; two nephews, Paul Hollander and Justin Knebel; plus five brothers-in-law, Eldon Tritabough, Ervin Hoffman, Harley Hoffman, Jr., Charles Hogrefe and Chester Baker; and two sisters-in-law, Ruth Hoffman and Marty Hoffman.

Arrangements by Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel,
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    Friday July 3rd, 2020 | 10:30am
    Friday July 3rd, 2020 10:30am
    Hosanna Lutheran Church
    1617 14th Ave NE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
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    Pastor Janine Rew-Werling


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Your friends at Pifer's Auction & Realty

Posted at 03:28pm
Our heartfelt condolences for the passing of your wife. Thinking of you during this difficult time and hoping you find piece in your memories.

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Bev and Neil Praschan

Posted at 05:56pm
Springs Chapel Mesa AZ folks loved Kay! Those of us in choir really miss Kay. She was such a joyful person.
Pastor Milt and Alice Zeeb (founding pastors) were blessed by Kay's frequent visits during the winter months.
We welcomed "Snowbird" Kay for her happy personality!!! Know Gary and Kay's family miss her desperately.
We do too. We are so thankful that she is no longer suffering, but is "at home" with her Lord and Savior Jesus
Christ. Bev and Neil Praschan Mesa, AZ Springs Chapel friends

Nathan & Marietta, Joe & Renee Lakness

Posted at 12:43pm
Gary, With loving memories of Kay, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
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Zack and Kim Blumberg

Posted at 11:06pm
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