Della Marjorie “Mick” Hoffmann, 88, formerly of North Platte, died Feb. 9, 2019, at Bryan East Medical Center in Lincoln.
Mick was born May 12, 1930, to Leslie Jasper and Dorothy Evelyn (Chamberlin) Mayfield at Maywood. Mick began her life journey as a farm girl growing up in Lincoln County and sharing many adventures with her brother, Bud. These early years made her tough and ready to face life’s challenges. After graduating from North Platte High School in 1948 Mick attended Teachers College in Kearney, then taught at a small country school for two years. She later worked at Walther’s Office Supply in downtown North Platte until she began her family.
Mick married Larry Hoffmann in North Platte on Sept. 26, 1959. They soon had four girls in five years so Mick stayed home to raise the kids and was instrumental in helping Larry with his cattle buying career for IBP by answering the phone and making arrangements. Mick made delicious kolaches and pies, needlepointed many beautiful pieces and collected Hummels and glassware. She enjoyed her vegetable garden and many flower beds. Later in life, Mick traveled the world with Larry and yet enjoyed local country auctions. They were married for 54 years when Larry died in 2014.
These last few years Mick lived at Clark Jeary in Lincoln where she reinvented herself, made new friends and loved to tease the staff. The family is especially grateful for the excellent care she received at Clark Jeary and at the very end, the nurses on third and seventh floor at Bryan East in Lincoln.
Mick will be remembered for her keen sense of business and her even better sense of humor. She was quick to forgive and move forward in life. She always fought the good fight, right up until the end.
Along with her husband, Larry, she was also preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy Vencill; brother and sister-in-law, Bud and Phyllis Mayfield; sister-in-law and her husband, Mary Frances and Charles Brannen; sisters-in-law, Regina Minton and Theresa McCaslin; and brother-in-law, Thomas Hoffman.
Mick was a good and loyal friend who was preceded in death by her dear friends, Marie Voorhies, Gladys Morin, Maxine Lange, Dort Lewis and Betty Shaner; as well as her many pets that she loved and cared for throughout her life, especially her pony, Laddie, and Trixie the family dog.
She is survived by her daughters, Ann (Gary) Neimanis, of Dexter, Iowa, Lisa Hoffmann, Kristina Hoffmann, and Molly Hoffmann, all of Lincoln; grandchildren, Austin (Lauren) Neimanis, Katherine Hoffmann and Avery Hoffmann; great-grandson, Hudson; sister-in-law; two brothers-in-law; many nieces, nephews and other family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Paws-Itive Partners or the Maywood Cemetery.
In keeping with Mick’s wishes, there will be a private family burial at Fort McPherson National Cemetery. A gathering of family and friends will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore. The memorial book may be signed at odeanchapel.com or prior to the gathering from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore, which is in charge of arrangements.