Jean Lynn Hoffart

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.

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10 response to "Jean Lynn Hoffart"

  1. By: Jim & Colleen Decker Posted: November 8, 2022

    I just heard about Jeannie. I am so sorry to hear this. You are all in my thoughts and prayers

  2. By: Diane Wohlman Posted: November 8, 2022

    My sympathies to Jerry and the family. I feel like I’ve lost a member of my family, because Jeannie was more than a neighbor. She gave the best advice,and also made the best chicken soup when I or my dad needed it,because that’s the kind of person she was. Always happy, always caring for others. While we will miss her incredibly, I can only imagine the welcoming party waiting for her .

  3. By: Mary Jo Bonertz Posted: November 8, 2022

    So sorry to hear of Jean’s passing, she was a lovely lady, always there when you needed something. Our prayers and sympathy for the whole family.

  4. By: Arlene and Clyde Lichtenecker Posted: November 8, 2022

    Thinking of the Hoffart Family. Jean was a very important part in our life. She was the best babysitter – she cared for our Michael and always made Kim and Nicole welcome even though they did not need a babysitter. She was a wonderful and caring person. We will miss her.

  5. By: Bill and Marilyn Cobler Posted: November 8, 2022

    So sorry to learn of Jeanie’s passing. Jeanie was a lifelong friend. Sympathies to Jerry and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this hard time.

  6. By: karen boehmer Posted: November 8, 2022

    Jerry and family. We are at a lost of words. Jean was a blessing to our daughter. The care she provided, along with the entire family, was beyond words. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Hugs, Joe and Karen, and Danielle Boehmer

  7. By: Steve & Janet Lammers Posted: November 9, 2022

    Dear Jerry, so sorry for your loss. I know Jean will be greatly missed in your life. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers today and going forward.

  8. By: Diana Sukup Posted: November 10, 2022

    Jerry and family I am so sorry for your loss. There are no words that will help feel the void that you all feel now. But rest assured that she is in the hands of the Lord and surrounded by many family members. Our loved ones never leave us they are in our hearts and by our side. At this time you and your family don’t feel complete, keep your memories alive. The time will come when you will be made whole again and be with Jeannie.Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Diana Sukup up and family

  9. By: Cheryl Gentrup Erker Posted: November 11, 2022

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hoffart Family.
    It is so hard to say goodbye to a parent/spouse.
    Jean’s legacy will live on in the Hartington community.

  10. By: Sharon Hoblit Posted: November 15, 2022

    I wish I had the perfect words at this very sad time, but I don’t. Jean will be missed by so many. May the beautiful memories you share bring you comfort. Jerry and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Wally&Sharon Hoblit

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