Eileen Hoffmann


Eileen Marie Hoffmann (nee Schellinger), 86, from the Town of Saukville, peacefully entered into the kingdom of heaven to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at Kathy Hospice in West Bend from complications of a stroke.  

Eileen was born in Hartford on Sept. 22, 1932, to Arthur and Natalia (Schoebel) Schellinger.

She grew up working on the family farm, babysitting nieces and nephews, and spent 42 years working at the West Bend Co. It was there where she met her future husband Marvin O. Hoffmann. They were married on June 9, 1956, in St. Lawrence.

Eileen and Marvin were blessed with four children and raised them on the Hoffmann family homestead in the Town of Saukville, where they farmed for many years.  Later in life, they were able to enjoy travels throughout the United States and Europe. Eileen also traveled to Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Costa Rica.  

Eileen enjoyed giving of her time, talents and treasures.  She spent many years volunteering as a 4-H leader in cake decorating and as a member of the Ozaukee County Dairy Promotion Committee and the Wisconsin Farm Bureau.  She was recognized for her work to increase membership and received the Farm Bureau Woman of the Year award. In retirement, she also volunteered at the local food pantry, the Saukville and Landt-Thiel American Legion Post #470 Auxiliary, and drove cancer patients to their treatments.

Through her church, Eileen chaperoned several mission trips to Ohio and other states.  

She enjoyed raising chickens, gardening and collecting precious moments. Eileen was full of energy and enjoyed life to the fullest. She taught her children the value of hard work, perseverance and to strive for excellence.

Eileen is survived by her devoted and loving husband Marvin of West Bend and children Deborah (James) Senn of Campbellsport, Margaret (Dean) Schoessow of Mequon, Thomas of Saukville and Marvin J. (Kate) Hoffmann of West Bend.

She is further survived by 15 grandchildren, Therese (Jeremy) Keifenheim, Theodore Senn, Travis (Bethany) Senn, Kimberly (David) Rusch, Andrew (Elizabeth) Schoessow, Matthew Schoessow, Michael (Samantha) Schoessow, Bridget, Garrett and Brent Hoffmann, and Amy, Nicholas, Rebecca, Margaret and Fritz Hoffmann, four great-grandchildren, Clara, Levi, and Kolby Rusch and Savannah Senn; brothers Franklyn and Eugene (Mary Lee) Schellinger; sisters-in-law Mary Ellen Hoffmann and Darlene (Eugene) Weyker; many nieces; nephews; and dear friends.
Eileen was preceded in death by her parents Arthur and Natalia Schellinger; mother and father-in-law Henry Sr. and Julia Hoffmann;  great-granddaughter Lena Rusch; siblings and in-laws Victoria (Walter) Theisen, Ralph (Joan), Florian (LaVerne), Bernard (Charlene) Schellinger and Sigrid Schellinger; and brothers-in-law Henry Jr., Raymond and Robert Hoffmann.
The family would like to thank the the staff at Kathy Hospice for the loving care of Eileen.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Ozaukee County 4-H Foundation, Kathy Hospice or Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Newburg.

Visitation will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 521 Congress Dr., Newburg, on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, from 3 to 5 p.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 5 p.m.

Interment will be Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery.

For online condolences, please visit  www.muellerfuneralhome.com.

Mueller Funeral Home is honored to assist Eileen’s family.
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