BioA: Hoff, Mr./ Mrs. John (50th Anniv.- 2004)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Hoff, Logan, Strey, Schauer, Eilers, Steines, Frodl, Kluczkowski, Kaiser, Sternweis, Endries, Schuh, Regele, Kirsch, Weichelt

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Sat, Dec 4, 2004

John and Helen Hoff anniversary

John and Helen Hoff of Spencer celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Oct. 10, 2004.

Their celebration began by attending the 10 a.m. Mass at Christ the King Catholic Church, Spencer, with the Rev. James Logan officiating. Music was provided by Jan Strey, Theresa Schauer and the church choir. Lunch was served to 315 guests at the Eagles Club in Marshfield. The afternoon included a brief program, visiting and sharing memories, and a dance from 2 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.

Original wedding attendants/ushers present for the festivities were Mildred Eilers of Marshfield, Maxine Steines of Tripoli, Charlotte Frodl of Stratford, Catherine Kluczkowski of Cudahy, Mark Kaiser of Stratford and Edward Kaiser of Appleton. Attendants unable to attend were Donald Sternweis of Marshfield and Hubert Sternweis of Minocqua. Deceased attendants are Marge Sternweis and Eugene Endries.

John and the former Helen Kirsch were married Oct. 6, 1954, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Stratford, with the Rt. Rev. Msgr. A.N. Schuh officiating.

John was born March 5, 1929, in Marshfield, the son of Albert and Clara (Regele) Hoff. He attended Mannville School and prior to marriage farmed with his parents on the home farm.

Helen was born Oct. 9, 1932, in Stratford, the daughter of Peter and Katherine (Kaiser) Kirsch. She attended St. Joseph's Catholic School and is a 1950 graduate of Stratford High School. Prior to marriage she lived in Stratford and worked at Weinbrenner Shoe Factory in Marshfield from 1951 to 1961.

They lived on the Hoff farm from 1954 until 1999, then moved to their current home. John retired in 1992.

They are members of Christ the King Catholic Church.

Their children include Marjean (Jeff) Weichelt of Spencer; Judy Hoff, Jeffrey (Lisa) Hoff and Carl (Pam) Hoff, all of Marshfield; and Marie Hoff of Parsippany, N.J. Another daughter, Kathryn H. Hoff, died Aug. 1, 1961.

They also have six grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.



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