Jean Lynn Hoffart age 77 of Hartington, Nebraska died on Sunday, November 6, 2022 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, SD.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, November 10, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington with the Rev. Owen Korte officiating. Burial will be at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Hartington. Visitation will be on Wednesday, at church, from 5-8:00 p.m. with a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Thursday one hour prior to services. You may watch a livestream of the funeral at www.facebook.com/WintzRay/live. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.
Pallbearers will be Bennett Steffen, Sydney Steffen, Maxwell Steffen, Jacob Steffen, Craig Marsh, Tammi Marsh, Erica Hochstein, Aaron Sudbeck, Andy Sudbeck, and Kala Diemand.
Jean Lynn was born on October 1, 1945 to Alphonse “Buster” William and Julia Cora (Sukup) Riibe in Orchard, Nebraska. She grew up in Hartington and graduated from Hartington High School in 1963. Jean began working during high school for Arlo Wirth and A.J. Lammers. She married Gerald “Jerry” Kenneth Hoffart on January 16, 1965 in Hartington, Nebraska. Jean and Jerry built their home in 1968 and continued to live there for their entire married life together. Jean provided daycare in her home and continued this while she raised her own four children, Kent, Kristen, Jill, and Jayne. Jean was always taking care of everyone and their needs. Jean was the “best” grandma one could ask for. She always enjoyed attending her children’s and grandchildren’s activities.
Jean was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, the Christian Mothers, and the Catholic Daughters of America. Jean and Jerry were the coordinators of the Cedar County Lifeline for many years. Jean always enjoyed visiting with people.
Jean is survived by her husband Jerry of Hartington; three children Kent (Therese) Hoffart of Hartington, Jill Hoffart of Neligh, NE, Jayne (Steve) Steffen of Hartington; four grandchildren Bennett, Sydney, Maxwell, and Jacob Steffen; son-in-law Greg (Kim) Johnson of Verdigre, NE; niece Tera Kastrup of Hartington; many other nieces and nephews; a brother Jerry (Jody) Riibe of Gilbert, AZ; and her many lifelong friends.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents Alphonse “Buster” and Julia Riibe; a miscarried son Aaron; daughter Kristen Johnson, a sister Julie (Bob) Kastrup; and infant sister Janet Riibe.