Ceely’s family meant the world to her. She instilled her Catholic faith and great family values to each and every one of us, and her legacy will live on in all of our lives forever. She knew the true meaning of living life to the fullest and enjoyed every minute of it.
Through the years she loved traveling with dad visiting family and friends all over the country. She enjoyed many activities – bowling, painting, crafts, playing cards and bingo, but most of all she loved to swim. If she wasn’t swimming in Hoeffken’s lake, she was swimming in the ocean in Maui every day up until age 96. She wanted to live to be “100” but her health had declined over the past year.
We know heaven is getting a beautiful angel whose contagious smile and laughter will live on in our hearts forever. God bless our beautiful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and friend.
Ceely was preceded in death by her beloved first husband of 54 years, Eugene M. Hoeffken, who passed away June 17, 1995; her second husband, Alex Boden, who passed away in 2002; one son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Eugene (Jacque) Hoeffken; her grand daughter-in-law, Kathy Hoffmann; her parents; nine brothers, Adrian (Julia) Bauer, Joseph (Pearl) Bauer, Henry Jr. (Henrietta) Bauer, Edmund (Delores) Bauer, Marcus (Fern) Bauer, Philip (Rita) Bauer, John (Henrietta) Bauer, Alfred (Vi) Bauer, Jim Bauer; one sister, Dorothy Bauer; eight sisters-in-law; and nine brothers-in-law.
She was dearly loved and will be missed by her three children, Ann (Peter) Demolski of Lake Tahoe, NV,
Tom (Nancy) Hoeffken of Kula Maui, HI,
and Linda (Butch) Hoffmann of Lenzburg, IL;
her 17 grandchildren, Gene (Lori) Hoeffken,
Tiffany (John) Emig, Tisha (Stefen) Gray,
Ceely (Steve) Hubbard,
Peter, Tom, Kai, Ted and Chris Demolski,
Gabriel (Leslie) Hoeffken,
Malani (William) Rivera, Cherie Hoeffken,
Tim Hoeffken, Shawnna (Ross) Hustings,
Josh Hoffmann, Jamie Hoffmann and Gina Hoffmann;
her 17 great grandchildren, Justin Emig, Tori and Brandon Hoeffken,
Taylor Gray, Stephanie (Terry) McCown,
Cloe and Lulu Hubbard,
Lorenzo, Adia, Elianna and Ricco Rivera,
Ella Hoeffken, Logan Hoeffken,
Ian and Jackson Hustings,
Kelly and Kimmie Hoffmann,
one great-great-grandson, Lane McCown;
a sister-in-law, Rosie Bauer;
many nieces and nephews;
and other extended grand and great family members and friends.
Memorials may be made in the form of Masses, to any hospice, or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 21, 2017, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Paderborn, IL, with Fr. Mark Reyling officiating. Burial will be at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Paderborn, IL.
May God be with all of you at this time of sorrow and bring you comfort and peace. Our prayers are with you now and in all the days to follow.
Joe and Kathleen Davis, Linwood, Kansas, 66052
We were very sorry to hear of Cecelia’s passing. Our thought’s and prayers are with you and your family. Please except our sympathy. Sincerely, Mark and Kim Forcade
Mark & Kim Forcade, Smithton, IL, 62285
Aunt Ceely and UncleEutch were like real family to us with as much time as we spent at Hoeffken lake and their house or they coming to ours. I remember Aunt Ceely usually had to drive home after most those visits as Uncle Eutch loved his drink. Sorry for your loss. Gary and Nancy
Gary Hoeffken, Swansea, IL, 62226
Aunt Ceely and Uncle Eutch were like real family to us with as much time as we spent at Hoeffken lake and their house or they coming to ours. I remember Aunt Ceely usually had to drive home after most those visits as Uncle Eutch loved his drink. Sorry for your loss. Gary and Nancy
Gary Hoeffken, Swansea, IL, 62226
Linda, Ann, Tom, and all extended family – We’ll be with you all today in spirit. Wish we could make it in person. Aunt Ceely was such a wonderful person and we’ll miss her.
Our love to all!
Debby Hannigan, Plymouth, MN, 55447