“Her Life Was Her Family”
Jeannette Victoria Bielicki Hoffman, age 94, of Wonder Lake, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, on Tuesday, October 2, at Crystal Pines Nursing Home in Crystal Lake.
She was born March 6, 1913 in Warsaw Poland. At the age of eleven Jeannette’s mother died and she was sent alone by ship to live with her aunt and uncle in Chicago. On July 29, 1933 she married Harold Hoffman, who preceded her in death in 1969.
In 1938 they built their home in Wonder Lake and became permanent residents in 1944. Jeannette was a hairdresser and had a beauty shop in her home working well into her seventies. She retired and moved to Florida to live with her daughter for the next 20 years until returning this last summer to Wonder Lake.
Her tireless energy and keeping her family centered will truly be missed. A woman of no nonsense, but full of love, always will have our deepest love and respect. A grandma that will never be forgotten by her grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.
She leaves behind four children, Richard (Pat) Hoffman of Lincoln, Nebraska, Roland (Sharon) Hoffman of Wonder Lake, Arlene Spielman of McHenry, Sharon Hoffman of Key Largo, FL.; eight grandchildren, Sherri (Tim) White of New Castle, PA., Thomas Hoffman of Wonder Lake, Roberta Bojerski of Melborne, FL., Jeff Spielman of McHenry, Ken Hoffman of Los Angeles, CA., Keith Hoffman of Boulder, CO., Janina Encinosa of Miami, FL., Ricky Encinosa of Miami, FL.; twelve great grandchildren, Ashley, Alyssa, Alayna, Amyelia, Alex, Aric, Adyn, Thomas, Austin, Jordan, Tiffany, and Heather.
She was preceded in death by her husband Harold of 36 years; her parents; and a grandson Eric Hoffman on Dec. 18, 1995.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Friday, October 5, 2007 at Justen’s Wonder Lake Funeral Home, 7611 Hancock Dr., Wonder Lake, Il 60097.
The funeral blessing will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 6, at the funeral home.
Interment will be in Christ The King Cemetery, Wonder Lake.
For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, the family suggests memorials to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorials and Honors Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9956.
For information, please call the funeral home at 815-728-0233, or send an on-line condolence to the family at www.justenfh.com