Aurelia Hoffmann

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Aurelia L. “Mickey” Hoffmann, nee Baechle, 99, of Belleville, IL, born May 1, 1919, in Belleville, IL, died Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at her residence.

Aurelia was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She was a member of St. Peter’s Cathedral, Belleville, IL, and the Perpetual Help Sodality at the church.  She helped organize the Mother’s Club at St. Peter’s Cathedral Grade School and enjoyed working at the poles for St. Clair County elections.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry G. Hoffmann, whom she married on June 5, 1940, and who died March 5, 1972; her parents, Theodore and Caroline, nee Becherer, Baechle; and brothers and sisters.

Surviving are her six children, Harry G. Hoffmann Jr., Richard L. (Helene “Peaches”) Hoffmann, Thomas W. Hoffmann, Jerry B. Hoffmann, Carol L. Honer, and Sharon K. (Jeffrey) Schmeider;
10 grandchildren;
17 great-grandchildren;
six great-great-grandchildren;
a sister, Betty (Bill) Brauer;
a sister-in-law, Dolores Galway;
and nieces and nephews.

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

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 29, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. Friends may also visit from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, June 30, 2018, at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 30, 2018, at St. Peter’s Cathedral, with Msgr. John Myler officiating.

Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.


8 Comments on Aurelia Hoffmann

MOORE said : Guest Report Aug 06, 2018 at 6:55 AM

Harry, sorry for the lost of your Mom, I met her in 1980 when I was on my way home to Ohio. Terry (Brewer) Moore

  • Medina
  • OH
ROBERTt LUCASH said : Guest Report Jul 09, 2018 at 9:30 PM

My condolences to the Hoffmann family on the death of Aunt Mickey. My heart and love go out to my cousins Harry, Dick, Tom, Carol, Jerry, and Sharon and their families.

Mary Barbara Kurtz said : Guest Report Jul 03, 2018 at 4:41 PM

I just want to extend my deepest sympathy to all of Mickey's family. My mom is Margie Hoffmann Lohmann and always spoke fondly of Aunt Mickey. My thoughts are with all of you during this difficult time. Mary Barbara

  • Belleville
  • IL
Mike Hoffmann said : Guest Report Jun 29, 2018 at 8:55 PM

To my cousins - Sorry I am not able to make it to Belleville in memory of Aunt Mickey. But I want you to know that I have fond (though distant) memories of your mom. I remember kind eyes, a sweet smile, and her always making us feel comfortable. I think of her affectionately from time to time.

  • Springfield
  • Illinois
Marcella stauder said : Guest Report Jun 29, 2018 at 2:00 AM

God bless you, Mickey, and your families. Your Baechle and Becherer cousins. Sally and families.

  • Swansea
  • Il
Marcella Becherer Stauder said : Guest Report Jun 28, 2018 at 9:14 PM

Mickey, blessings to you and your families from the Baechle and Becherer cousins. Peace now in God's arms. Sally stauder

  • Swansea
  • Illinois
Jason Sutherland said : Guest Report Jun 28, 2018 at 1:10 AM

I love you so much. I will forever remember your warmth and kindness, and all of the joy that you have brought to our family. You were my strength and my rock in ways that you would have never known on Earth. Gain that knowledge now, with all wisdom and understanding, seated in Heavenly Places in Our God and Father in Our Lord Jesus Christ. You were an absolute true blessing and by far the most loving and inspirational person in this life that I have ever had the privilege of knowing on a true human basis. I am so proud to have called you my Grandmother. You were truly, and always will be, one of a kind .. and in my heart forever. May the Lord bless and keep you until the day in which we meet again. I love you, Grandma. - Jason

  • Troy
  • Illinois
Linda Hoffmann said : Guest Report Jun 27, 2018 at 8:00 AM

I Love You Grandma You We’re the Sweetest Person I Knew I Miss You So Much I Do Remember Your Voice & AnyTime I Need You Your Voice Can Come To My Mind Thank You My Beautiful Grand Mother I Will See You Again SomeDay.... I Love You Lots Your Grand Daughter Linda

  • Apple Valley
  • CA

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