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Angeline Hoffman

Angeline Hoffman

Oct. 20, 1927-Aug. 31, 2014

Former Vergas resident Angeline Glawe Hoffman, 86, of Bemidji, died Sunday, August 31, 2014 at Sanford Hospital in Bemidji.

Funeral services will be 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Vergas, with Reverend Robert Hinkley officiating. Interment will be in the Lake Sybil Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, followed with a 7 p.m. prayer service at St. John's Lutheran Church. The visitation will continue one hour prior to Friday's services at the church.

Angeline Glawe Hoffman was born to Jacob and Hannah (Holte) Hove on October 20, 1927 in Staples. She attended rural school in Ada and Twin Valley, and graduated from Twin Valley High School in 1945. After graduation, she worked at Price's Jewelry in Detroit Lakes.

Angeline was united in marriage to James Glawe, September 18, 1949 in Twin Valley. They made their home on the Glawe Family Farm near Vergas, until Jim's death on December 3, 1972. Angeline then moved to Fergus Falls where, having been a local assessor for five different taxing districts, she took off-campus courses to become a CMS (Certified Minnesota Specialist Assessor/Appraiser). She continued to work for Otter Tail County until retiring in January 1990.

She was a member of the Fergus Falls Business and Professional Women (BPW) and the Fergus Falls Day Breakers Lions Group. She was a leader for many years of the Sybil 4-H, in which her children were members. She was an active member of St. John's Lutheran Church, a member of V.F.W. Post 1676 Auxiliary in Detroit Lakes and the Sons of Norway - both in Fergus Falls and in Detroit Lakes. She also served two terms as zone director for the Sons of Norway.

Angeline was united in marriage to Harold Hoffman, September 10, 1988 in Fergus Falls. They made their home near Vergas until Harold's death, November 2, 2007. In the fall of 2009, Angeline moved to Bemidji, returning to Vergas during the summer months.

Angeline enjoyed rosemaling, painting, carving, knitting, reading and making hardanger.

Survivors include her four children, Kathy (Gerald) Moe of Bemidji, Bruce (Melanie) Glawe of Maple Grove, Minn., Neal (Jean) Glawe of Detroit Lakes and Philip (Robin) Glawe of Eden Prairie, Minn.; eight grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and one sister, Ruth, of Fargo.

In addition to her two husbands, Jim and Harold, Angeline was preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters, Raymond, Oliver, Karla, Juliette, Alice (her twin) and Joann.

Furey Funeral Home ( is serving the family.