LouJean Elenor Hoff, 84, of Rushford, died Monday, May 15, 2017 at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse. LouJean was born September 12, 1932, in Hesper, IA. She grew up in Hesper and attended High School in Mabel. On July 31, 1949, she married Rodney L. Hoff in Hesper. LouJean spent 29 of her years working at Lanesboro Lutheran Church, Rushford Lutheran Church, Rushford National Bank, Tri. Co. Coop Oil, Tri County Electric, Rustad Hog Equipment, G.S. Woxland Co., and retired in 1991. LouJean is survived by her husband, Rodney, of 67 years; son, Dennis (Pat) Hoff of Hastings; daughter, Pamela (Jim) Pickette of Plattsmouth, NE; two grandchildren, Melisa (Forrest) Musselman of Mabel and Shaun (Becky) Hoff of Harmony; two step-grandchildren, Donna Bell of Glenrothes, Scotland and Jamie (Louise) Ross of Saltash, England; two great-grandchildren, Jackson and Sophie Musselman; two sisters, Charmie Steine of Loveland, CO and Renee Hjerleid of Decorah, IA; two brothers, Wordean Welper of Mabel and Ronnie Welper of Waterloo, IA; and many nieces and nephews. LouJean is preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Lillian Welper; 4 sisters, Adeline, Arlene, Lorraine, and Marilyn; and one brother, Reginald. Funeral Services will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Rushford Lutheran Church with Reverend Roger Michaelson officiating. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m., Friday at Hoff Funeral Home, Rushford. Burial will be in Rushford Lutheran Cemetery. Please share a memory of LouJean at www.hofffuneral.com. Hoff Funeral Home, Rushford, is assisting the family.
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of LOU
I am sorry to hear of the passing of LouJean. She was a wonderful lady, and it was always nice to visit with her when I stopped to see Dennis. Thinking of you all, Dick Rollefson
My earliest memories of LouJean go way back to when I was a little girl staying at their house. Their farm was adjacent to ours. Dad and Rod raised turkeys together and of course Mom and LouJean were back and forth all the time. Lou Jan was always there. She will be missed. So sorry I can't be there but know my thoughts and prayers are with you Rodney and your family. She was a great lady.
LouJean will be missed by my mother and me we lived across the street from her and Rod for 39 years when LouJean was out side working the lawn she would come over and talk she always had a smile on her face
When my daughter Sawyer and I moved in next door to LouJean and Rod, we were so blessed. Sawyer used to love coming over and sitting by the fishes in the pond with LouJean. We have such special memories with Rod and LouJean. We are thinking of Rod and the entire family at this difficult time. Sending prayers and condolences.
I used to love playing in that rock garden as a little girl! I thought it was so exotic and interesting. I also remember how beautiful and put together Lou Jean always was and how kind. Seeing her and Rod was always a pleasure. The last time I saw them was when they came to visit my mom, Renee, in the nursing home in Decorah a couple of years ago. Such sweet people. I'm thinking of Rod and the whole family and sending love from California.
Looking forward to seeing Lou Jean was always a special treat for me because she always was wearing the trendiest outfits! I also remember her nails being perfect and wondered how she managed that. She was such a classy lady...and aunt. Lynee and I were flower girls at their wedding (we wore yellow dresses), and I have a vague recollection of singing a song with Lynee. This includes a memory of Lou Jean and Marilyn so it may have been at their dual wedding ceremony. All of these memories have been 'hidden' somewhere in my brain but immediately flooded to the surface when I heard of Lou Jean's passing...missing her positive spirit.
I remember the story about making the rock garden in the back yard in Rushford. Somehow , LouJean convinced Rod they could drive out in the country and find rocks along the road. It would be easy! Not sure how many trips they made or how many pounds of rock Rod had to get to the backyard but it wasn't as easy as he was lead to believe! There are so many more stories to be told! She truly was a lady who knew what she wanted and had a very loving husband who would do anything for her. Missing her laughter and "how do" forever. Blessed be her memory.
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