Marjorie E. Hoffman
July 31, 1924 ~ January 3, 2018
Marjorie E. Hoffman, age 93 of New Hampton, IA passed away on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at New Hampton Nursing and Rehab in New Hampton. Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 PM on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home with Father Brian Dellaert officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery in New Hampton. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM -12:00 PM on Saturday, prior to the funeral. Online condolences for Marjorie's family may be left at www.conway-markhamfh.com. Memorials may be directed to her family. Marjorie “Marge” was born July 31, 1924, the daughter of Edward and Maria (Praska) Taylor in New Hampton, IA. She attended and graduated from New Hampton High School. After graduating, Marge was united in marriage to Verne Edson in Ypsilanti, MI. The couple returned to Iowa and made their home for a short time in Ossian where they purchased the Ossian Livestock Exchange. They then moved back to New Hampton where they raised their three children, Judy, Mary Jane and Vernon. Marge kept busy working for Sears, JC Penney’s and later as a bookkeeper for FS. She and Verne also owned several businesses throughout the years, such as the DX Station, Dairy Queen, and Krueger Motors. They spent their retirement traveling, and fishing until Verne’s death in 1987. In 1993, Marge was united in marriage to Paul Hoffman. The couple enjoyed wintering in Texas together. Marge enjoyed, visiting with friends and family, watching her backyard wildlife and putting puzzles together with her grandchildren. She was a member of Holy Family Parish and the Charles City Moose Lodge for a number of years. She is survived by her daughter, Judy (Dave) Baltes of Oklahoma City, OK; her son, Vernon (LaVonne) Edson of Cedar Rapids, IA; her son-in-law, Gene Schultz, Jr. of New Hampton; six stepchildren; 18 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren and a special niece, Sandy Schwiesow of Freeport, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Verne Edson in 1987; husband, Paul Hoffman in 2004; her daughter, Mary Jane Schultz on October 24, 2017; great-grandson, Vincent; sister, Mildred and nephew, Kenny.