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Vernell Hoffmann

Vernell A. Hoffmann, nee Wittlich, 90, of Belleville, IL, born August 9, 1926, in Belleville, IL, died Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at Mercy Rehab & Care Center, Swansea, IL.

Mrs. Hoffmann worked for many years as a bookkeeper and secretary at Vern’s Vending and at Orbon Stove Company.  She was an avid St. Louis Cardinal’s fan and enjoyed playing bingo.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul J. Hoffmann, whom she married on November 24, 1962, and who died on October 29, 1979; her parents, Jacob and Anna, nee Diehl, Wittlich; a brother, Vernon J. Wittlich; a sister, Thelma  E. and her husband, Arthur E. Voelker; and a niece, Carol Daab.

Surviving are two nieces Kay and her husband, Steve Dirnbeck,
    and Jan and her husband, Bob Wuller;
a nephew, Jay Wittlich;
two God-daughters, Kristen and her husband, Adam Miller,
    and Melissa Daab, and her father, Hank;
two sisters-in-law, Virginia Wittlich and Barbara Hoffmann;
and other extended family members.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 7 Sunday, March 5, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 6, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Burial will be in Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.

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