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MARIAN E. (Engle) HOFFERT

July 27, 1916 — March 10, 2012

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Marian E. Hoffert, 95, of Tiffin, died Saturday, March 10, 2012 at St. Vincent-Mercy Regional Heart Center, Toledo, Ohio.  She was born in Marietta, Ohio July 27, 1916 to the late William P. and Amelia (Schwendeman) Engle, where she was raised on a farm in Washington County.
She met her future husband when she was working as a bookkeeper in Columbus, while he was a veterinary student at The Ohio State University. She married Elwood J. Hoffert, January 1, 1938 in Columbus, Ohio.  He died June 13, 2009.

Other survivors include, two daughters,  Carolyn M. (Paul) Nightingale of Cincinnati, and Betty L. Zambrano of Gresham, Ore.; three sons, Lt Col (USA-Ret) Thomas M.(Joanne) Hoffert of Fremont, Lt Col (USAF-Ret), Richard L.(Helen) Hoffert of Shalimar, Fla. and William J.(Karen) Hoffert of Tiffin; seven grandchildren, Laura L. (Hoffert) Scrivner of Harrison, Ohio, John T. Hoffert of Fremont, Steven L. Bower of Wyoming, Ohio, Karla (Hoffert) Short of Pataskala, Ohio, Christopher M. Bower of Grosse Pointe, Mich., Andrew J. Zambrano of Japan, and Amelia Warden of Portland, Ore.; 13 great-grandchildren, Ashley and Thailyr Scrivner of Harrison, Nicholas Aprile of Columbus, Kourtney and Haley Gwilliams and Margot and Seth Short of Pataskala, Allison and Eric Bower of Wyoming, Ohio, Alexander and Lucas Bower of Grosse Pointe, A.J. and Cayden Zambrano of Japan.; four brothers, William P. Engle, Jr. of Lowell, Ohio, Charles and Bernard Engle both of Vero Beach, Fla., James Engle of Pataskala; two sisters, Martha Jane Williams of Vienna, Va., Zita Izzo of Jackson Hole, Wyo. and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Timothy Engle Hoffert, in 1984; two brothers Sylvan and Glen Engle; and three sisters, Sister Beatrice Engle, Jeanne Glover and Monica Hoffert (of Tiffin).

Marian was a resident of St. Francis Home, Tiffin.  She had completed two years of Business School in Columbus, Ohio.  She was a member of St. Ann’s Parish in Fremont, for 50 years before she and her husband retired to Tiffin.  She enjoyed their farm in Seneca County and picking blackberries and hunting mushrooms; she was an avid reader and enjoyed playing euchre and other games with her friends at St. Francis; and she was a fan of harness racing.  Marian shared in the work of her husband’s veterinary practice located in Sandusky County from the mid 1940’s to the 1980’s.

Visitation with the family will be 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory, 214 S. Monroe Street, Tiffin, Ohio 44883 (419) 447-3113. and 12:30-1 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at St. Francis Home Chapel.

The funeral Mass will be 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Francis Home Chapel, officiated by Rev. Frank Murd.  Burial will take place immediately following in Rock Creek Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the School of Hope, in Fremont or to a charity of the donor’s choice in care of the funeral home.
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