Vernell Hoffmann

Vernell Hoffmann
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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.

Condolences Left For Vernell Hoffmann

Kay, Steve, and Family,
Sending our love and prayers to you. We will truly miss seeing Vernell. We always enjoyed her greetings. She would give a smile and then inform us of the day’s activities. She always watched out for our mom. God bless her and all of you! Gary and Janice Nester.

Janice Hennigs Nester, Belleville, IL, 62226

Dear Kay, Steve and family,

I know how much you cared about your Aunt. Please accept my condolences.

Elaine Conley

Elaine Conley, Belleville , IL, 62221

I will never forget Vernell, she touched my heart when she was here with us at Westfield Manor. Vernell left us with so many great memories of the bus trips and her love for Cardinal Baseball. She was stubborn yet sweet. She came to all our activities and made many friends while she was here. She will forever be in my heart!

Angie Prost, Belleville, IL, 62223


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