On Monday, December 26, 2022, Nila Hofmann, loving wife and mother, daughter of Theodore and Mary Lambert, passed away at the age of 82 from complications of pneumonia. Nila was preceded in death by her husband Monte and is survived by her two children Mark (Ina) Hofmann of Alliance NE and Shari Hofmann of Plano TX. Amongst her siblings, she was preceded in death by her brother Don and sisters Phyllis and Connie, and is survived by sisters Linda, Lana, Teresa, Tammy and brother Russell.
Nila was born and raised in Swan Pond near Barbourville KY. After graduating high school, she married Monte Hofmann of Alliance NE, and together they raised two children. In the early years, the family made many relocations around the country based on Monte’s work. They eventually settled in western Nebraska which was Monte’s childhood home.
Nila was best known for her sweet nature and gentle humor. She devoted her life to caring for others. As the eldest of 9 children, she started out in life caring for her younger siblings. As a wife and mother, she cared for her husband and two children. In her career as a nurse, she cared for the patients in her charge. In Monte’s declining years she devoted herself exclusively to his care as he battled a progressive, terminal lung disease. She volunteered at the Chadron Christian Church.
In her later years, the care she had so freely given to others was repaid to her. She was cared for by the wonderful members of her church, by the exceptional staff of Prairie Pines Lodge in Chadron NE, the excellent staff of Pioneer Manor in Hay Springs NE and by her children. While we are saddened by her departure from our lives here on earth, we are truly joyous in the knowledge that she is free from suffering and reunited with her husband and many other family and friends who have passed before her.
Due to the current difficulty in winter travel, Nila’s remembrance service in Chadron will be postponed until the spring to allow friends and loved ones to travel safely and be present. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make donations to the Chadron Christian Church or the charity of your choice in her honor.