Madonna J. Hoffman, 84, of Herscher passed away at her home on March 19, 2020. She was born May 14, 1935 in Herscher to Lawrence and Genevieve (Schmidt) Emling. Madonna married Daniel P. Hoffman on June 30, 1956.
Madonna was a life-long resident of Herscher. She was also a life-long member of St. Margaret Mary Church where she was active in its CCW, having served as its president. She taught religious education classes, participated in various church ministries and was also a volunteer at Riverside Medical Center. She was valedictorian of her high school class and worked at Natural Pipeline, Baker & Taylor, Herscher High School and Kankakee Federal Savings and Loan. Madonna loved to spend time with her family and friends, winter in Arizona, travel, read, cook, crochet and latch hook. She was a fantastic wife, mother, grandmother and friend.
Madonna is survived by her husband of 63 years, Daniel Hoffman of Herscher, 2 sons; Douglas Hoffman of Chicago and Dean Hoffman of Scottsdale, AZ and a granddaughter, Hayley Hoffman of Dallas, TX. Also surviving are 2 sisters; Patricia Devine of Ventura, CA and Mary Lou Murphy of Cabery, 3 brothers and 2 sisters-in-law; Kenneth (Caroline) Emling of Kankakee, Mike Emling of Chatsworth and Tom (Betty) Emling of Cullom and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Gerald Emling.
A public visitation and funeral service will be held in St. Margaret Mary church at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Margaret Mary Church or to the Pilot Township Fire Protection District.