Hoffman, Rosalie A., Saginaw, Michigan

Went home to her Lord and Saviour Wednesday, September 5, 2012. Age 74 years. The daughter of the late Alphonse and Elsie (Brouckaert) VanHavermaat, Rosalie was born May 5, 1938 in Detroit, Michigan. If you have ever shared more than four minutes with Mom, there are certainly several things you would know: She married the only man she ever loved, Richard Hoffman, on May 6, 1961. He predeceased her May 16, 2001; she had four “extraordinary” children, Julie Hoffman and Rick Shaft, Saginaw; Sally and Scott Despins, Dewitt; Steven and Jessica Hoffman, Kalamazoo; Jayne and Chris Marrufo, Irvine, California; seven “awesome” grandchildren, Bradley, Karlie, Mitchell, Rachel, Amanda, Makenzie and Luke; and two “wonderful” brothers and their wives, Roger and Betty VanHavermaat, St. Clair Shores; James and Judy VanHavermaat, Warren; many nieces and nephews. Mom has requested that we celebrate her life and treasure the memories we had with her. She had many wonderful friends and cherished cousins. She was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church and had sung in the choir. She enjoyed 36 years with her Beta Sigma Phi Sorority Sisters. Mom was so very talented; she loved sewing, crocheting, knitting, quilting, gardening, and cross stitching. She used her talents to bring smiles to many faces. She was a licensed hair dresser for 40 years and a secretary at St. Stephen High School for eight years. Prior to that, she worked at House of Fabrics and the Dress Maker Shop at the Bavarian Inn in Frankenmuth. Mom fought a courageous battle with cancer for seven years. Our family extends their gratitude and appreciation to Dr. Jacob Ninan, Joanie, Lisa and Nancy and the Cartwright Hospice Residence. She couldn’t have fought the battle without your help. Funeral Liturgy will take place on Monday, September 10, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Stephen Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. Thomas McNamara will officiate with burial in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road, (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Sunday from noon-8:00 p.m. and at St. Stephen Catholic Church on Monday from 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass. There will be a Vigil Service at 6:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or to St. Stephen Catholic Church. www.snowfuneralhome.net