Arlene Lois Hoffner

Arlene Lois Hoffner

ESMOND – Arlene Lois Hoffner, 89, of Esmond, ND, passed away Thursday, July 6, 2023 at the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd in New Rockford, ND. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, July 11, 2023 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Esmond, ND with Fr. Steven Wirth celebrating. Visitation will take place Monday, July 10, 2023 at St. Boniface Catholic Church from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM with Rosary beginning at 7:00 PM and Vigil Service to follow. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery in Esmond, ND. Memorials are preferred to the American Cancer Society: 2401 46th Avenue SE, Mandan, ND 58554. Arlene Lois was born January 22, 1934 to Alfred and Mabel (Mortensen) Brown in Esmond, ND. She was raised and educated in Esmond, and later received her GED from Esmond High School in 1983. Arlene was united in marriage to Leo Hoffner on July 17, 1951, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Esmond. They were the first couple married in the new church.

Arlene and Leo moved in with his parents, for a short time, while Leo’s parents’ new house was being built. The couple…

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