MARTHA J. HOFFARTH, age 76, of Marshfield, WI, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, May 6, 2023 surrounded by her loving family and faithful dogs. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11am on Thursday, May 11, 2023 at Christ the King Catholic Church in Spencer, WI with Rev. Barry Saylor officiating. Burial will follow at St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery in Loyal, WI. Pallbearers will be her grandchildren: Jacob Hansen, Caryn Van Pietersom, Justin Hansen, Evan Hoffarth, Jason Hansen, Clayton Becker, Zachary Hoffarth, Greg Becker, and Travis Becker. Family and friends are invited to gather on Thursday, May 11, 2023 at the church from 9-11am.
Martha Jean Longtin was born on December 15, 1946 in Walhalla, ND to Henry J. and May E. (Beaudoin) Longtin. She was raised and received her education in Walhalla, graduating from Walhalla High School in 1965. Martha was united in marriage Jerome J. Hoffarth on January 23, 1964 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Walhalla, ND. They were the proud parents of Tammy, Bryan, Carrie, and Pamela. They lived in Milwaukee, WI where Martha was a proud mother and homemaker. In 1976, they bought and ran a dairy farm in Greenwood, WI until 1993. After selling the farm, they bought a 40-acre hobby farm in Owen, WI. Martha worked at County Market in Abbotsford, WI and then the Abby Inn until her retirement in 2008. After the passing of her beloved husband in 2010, Martha and her youngest daughter Pam, bought a house together in Weston, WI where they lived until 2014. They then bought a house together in Marshfield, WI where she lived until her death.
She enjoyed spending time with her family, and especially loved watching her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren being born and raised. Family was the most important thing to her and she was a terrific mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend. She had a smile that could warm any heart. Martha helped Pam with her in home daycare and loved each of those kids until her dying day.
She had many interests including; baking homemade bread, making food for loved ones and friends, watching the birds, listening to classic country music, attending her Catholic church, and loved her puppies Emma, Haley, and Abby. They brought her so much joy over the past 13 years.
Martha is survived by her loving children: Tammy (Doug) Hansen of Willard, Bryan (Peggy) Hoffarth of Granton, Carrie (CJ) Becker of Greenwood, and Pam Hoffarth of Marshfield; nine grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; two brothers: Lonnie (Gerry) Longtin of Walhalla, ND, Clair (Susie) Longtin of Cavalier, ND; her sister-in-law: Irene Longtin of West Fargo, ND; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband Jerome of 46 years, her parents, three sisters: Orise Carpenter, Birdella Morin, Priscilla Thompson, and four brothers: Cyril, Paul, Elmer, and Wayne Longtin.
A special thank you to the wonderful staff at Compassus hospice home health, Fr. Barry Saylor for visiting and praying with Mom over the past few months, our cousin Kathy Cambridge for all her help and support, and many thanks to all our dear family and friends for all the food, gift cards, money, phone calls, messages, and love shown to Martha and her family during this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be given in Martha’s name.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.cuddiefh.com.
Cuddie Funeral Home of Loyal, WI is assisting the family with arrangements.
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