Betty Jean Zeisler Hoffman - 6/20/1944 – 1/13/2023
Funeral Services for Betty Hoffman of Chadron, Nebraska will be held Monday, January 30, 2023 at 10:00 AM at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Chadron, Nebraska. Burial will be held at Greenwood Cemetery in Chadron, Nebraska. Vigil will be held Sunday, January 29, 2023 at 5:00 PM at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Chadron, Nebraska.
Betty was born June 20, 1944 to Everett and Nellie (Mackey) Zeisler, in Ponca, Nebraska. She attended Jackson Public School through 8th grade and Dakota City Public School graduating in the class of 1962. After graduation, she worked a few part time jobs at Harvey’s Laundry, Western States Tire Patch Factory and Belles Hess Superstore.
It was at Harvey’s Laundry that Betty met Gary Leo Hoffman. They were married August 10, 1964 in Sioux City, Iowa at the Cathedral of the Epiphany Catholic Church.
Gary’s job required him to transfer from time to time. While in Winner, SD, Betty worked for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company as an operator. During their time in Atlantic, IA she worked at the Commissary Market. In Chadron, NE, she worked at Northwestern Bell Telephone Company until they closed in 1973. In 1974, she worked for Wahlstrom Ford until 1977. After some consideration Betty decided to open an in-home child care center to enable her to spend more time with her kids. It turned out she loved her job and the kids that she cared for. She retired in 2012 due to failing health.
Betty is survived by her five children - James (Holly) Hoffman, Basin, WY; Carol (David) Porter, Sidney, NE; Charles (Rachel) Hoffman, Kearney, NE; Jody (Josh) Rudloff, Crawford, NE; Craig (Tara) Hoffman, Chadron, NE. Grandchildren – Christopher (Alexis), Phillip, Joseph, Hannah, Abbigail (Nicholas), Kaitlin, Maddison, Mitchell, Kylah, Carter, Brooklynn, Jayce, Bryce. Great-grandchildren – Corbin and Leila Jean. Brother - Don (Kathy) Zeisler, Omaha, NE. Sisters – Arlene Hollander, Sioux City, IA; Tootie (Allen) Sauer, Breezy Point, MN. Brother-in-law – Barry (Paula) Bliven, Sioux City, IA.
Preceding Betty in death was her husband of 55 years - Gary Hoffman; Parents – Everett and Nellie Zeisler; Brothers – James Zeisler and Robert Zeisler; Brothers-in-law – Douglas Hollander and Charles Hoffman; Sister-in-law – Valanne Bliven.
-Written by Betty
Chamberlain Chapel is in charge of arrangements. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorials be designated to the Chadron Volunteer Fire Department, Donations can be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337.