The Mass of Christian burial, celebrating the life of Christine Ann Hoffarth, age 90 of Avon, will be 11AM Saturday, March, 16th at St. Benedicts Catholic Church in Avon. Father Blane Wasnie OSB will officiate and burial will take place in the parish cemetery following the service. Christine passed away peacefully Wednesday morning at the Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany. There will be a visitation from 4-8PM Friday at the church in Avon and again Saturday morning from 10AM until the time of service at the church. Parish prayers will take place at 4:15 PM and the Christian Mothers will pray the rosary at 7PM Friday evening at the church. Arrangements are being made by the Miller-Carlin-Brenny Funeral Home in Albany. Christine was born July 8th 1922 to Anton and Elizabeth (Blonigan) Jochum in St. Martin, MN. She married Romaine Hoffarth on November 11, 1948 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. She lived her entire life in the Avon area. She worked for Ivans in the Park in Waite Park and most recently for St. Johns University as a cook and waitress before eventually retiring in 1984. Christine was well known for the work she could do in the kitchen. Her carmel rolls, breads, and apple kuchen will never be forgotten by those that had the joy of receiving them. She also loved to can the vegetables from her wonderful gardens. Christine also had a love of music especially polka. One of her great loves was dancing with Romaine. Her greatest joy in life however was her family. Christine loved every minute she got to spend with her family, especially the grand babies. She was a member of the Christian Mothers, and St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Avon. She leaves her memories to be cherished by her loving family including her husband Romaine Hoffarth, Avon; her children Marvin (Sue) Hoffarth, Avon; Lyle (Linda) Hoffarth, Avon; Charlene (Allen “Butch”) Birr, Avon; Frank (Betty) Hoffarth, Avon; Allen ( Mary) Hoffarth, Avon; Debbie (Craig) Baggenstoss, Albany; Dean (Leah) Hoffarth, Albany; Gerard (Marilyn McPhee) Hoffarth, St. Cloud; her 23 grand children and 32 great-grandchildren; and her siblings Leo (Irene) Jochum, Minneapolis; and Clara Schlueter, Albany. She is preceded in death by her parents Anton and Elizabeth Jochum, her sisters Marcella Buttweiler, Alma Husmann, her brother Walter Jochum and an infant daughter. A special thank you goes out to the staff of Mother of Mercy Nursing Home for their exceptional loving care.
Schedule and Information
There will be a visitation from 4-8PM Friday at the church in Avon and again Saturday morning from 10AM until the time of service at the church. The Christian Mothers will pray the rosary at 7PM followed by Parish Prayers at 7:30PM Friday evening at the church.
St. Benedicts Catholic Church in Avon
You have such a lovely family and Auntie you will be missed. The service was beautiful and I’m glad I was part of it.