Joanie Hoffman
Joanie Hoffman
Joan Marie "Joanie" Hoffman, 76, of Lanesboro, died of cancer on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at Season's Hospice in Rochester.

She was born to Gerald J. and Harriet (Glover) Sullivan on Jan. 20, 1947. She grew up in Chatfield and graduated from Chatfield High School in 1965.

On July 19, 1974, she married Terry Hoffman. They later di-vorced.

She worked for the city of Lanesboro and Lanesboro American Legion. She enjoyed sewing, her pets, listening to music, play-ing guitar, time spent with family, and watching the swan and other wildlife on "golden pond."

She is survived by her mother, Harriet Sullivan of Lanesboro; a brother, Patrick (Cindy Millar) Sullivan of Mantorville; sis-ters, Carol (Ron) Nordstrom of Muskego,Wis., and Linda Nelson of Roslyn, Wash.; nephews, Rick (Michele) Sullivan of Maplewood, David (Lisa Kimball) Nordstrom of Muskego, Wis., and Benny Sullivan of Dodge Center; a niece, Jenny (Eric) Kaiser of West Allis, Wis.; one great-nephew, Ryan; two great-nieces, Lauren and Gabriella; and many aunts, uncles and cous-ins.

She was preceded in death by her father, Gerald "Joe"; her brother, Michael, and a nephew, Marty.

A memorial service was held Saturday, Feb. 9, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Lanesboro.