Rachel Sue Hoffman, 53, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away suddenly on March 7, 2019 at the Jackson County Regional Health Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.
Rachel was born on July 4, 1965, in Bellevue, IA to James (Rita) Reuss of Bellevue, IA and Muriel (Nelson) Reuss of Maquoketa, IA. She was a 1984 graduate of Maquoketa Community High School. Rachel married Keith Hoffman on July 25, 1992 at the United Methodist Church in Maquoketa, IA. Rachel loved her Friday night date nights with Keith. She enjoyed going out to eat, playing BINGO, and going to the casino with him. Keith and Rachel re-lived their honeymoon for their 25th wedding anniversary, as they went to Las Vegas in August 2017. She was employed at Walmart for several years, and currently employed as the assistant manager at the Jackson County Fairgrounds.
Rachel is survived by her husband, Keith, and her three loving sons: Jacob (Tiffany) Hoffman, Adam (Amy) Hoffman, and Tyler (Kayla) Hoffman all of Maquoketa, IA. She loved spending as much time as possible with her seven grandchildren: Noah, Averie, Madilynn, Grayson, Dallas, Evelynn, and Elaina. Rachel is also survived by her parents and mother-in-law, Delores Hoffman of Springbrook, IA, three siblings: Paul (Mary) Reuss of Lost Nation, IA, Rebecca Hoffman of Dubuque, IA, and Julie Harford of Denver, CO, and five brothers and sisters-in-law: Karen (Jeff) Wells of Maquoketa, IA, Kathy (Steve) Tebbe of Bellevue, IA, Kevin (Nina) Hoffman of Charlotte, IA, Karla (Kicker) Kilburg of Springbrook, IA and Kurt Hoffman of Dubuque, IA. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and a great uncle. Rachel was preceded in death by her father-in-law Verdis Hoffman and a brother John Reuss.
Rachel will be remembered as a kind, loving, and gracious wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend. Her laugh will never be forgotten, and her smile could light up a room. A celebration of her life will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 P.M. on Monday at Carson Celebration of Life Center. Burial will be at the Mount Hope Cemetery, Maquoketa.
The Hoffman family would like to extend their gratitude to all the staff with Maquoketa Fire and Rescue and Jackson County Regional Health Center Ambulance Service and Emergency Room staff.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Rachel S. Hoffman memorial fund has been established.
Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.
"Rachel will be missed by everyone who knew her. She and her family are great examples of how people should be to each other. This is the legacy she left in her family. To Keith and everyone in the family we are thinking of you and praying for peace to eventually come to you. "
We were shocked to learn that Rachel had passed away. What a loss for all of you. Please accept our deepest sympathy. May she rest in peace.
Chuck and Jacque' Rutledge from Fulton, Illinois"
"Our deepest sympathies you to, Keith, and the entire family! Our prayers are with you all!
Jeff and Paulette Wagner"
"So sorry...Rachel was such a sweet, kind and fun classmate to be around. May loving memories ease your loss and bring you comfort."
"On behalf of the entire family of Wilfred and Phyllis Smithson, we send our deepest sympathies to those she left behind. "
"HOFFMAN Family !! Rachel Was Such A ENERGETIC LIVE WIRE !! Great For Her Not Too Sufer !! But A. BUMMER FOR FAMILIES & FRIENDS !! Lanny's FONNA BE LOST !! O Rachel Will Bee Greatly MISSED !! R.I.P.- RACHEL !! One More BEAUTIFUL ANGELS !! "
"So sorry for your loss Adam and family"
"To Keith and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sorry for your loss. Sonya Hudspeth, a bingo player from Dubuque."
"So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Charlie and Linda Wagener"
"Keith and family- Our thoughts and prayers are with yous! Rachel will be watching over yous at all times from up above! Keep her memories close to your heart. Mark and Karen Gombert"
"Thinking of all of you at this sad time. Praying for peace in your hearts."
"Keith and family, I am so sad to hear about Rachel. I have great memories of her back in my Golden Sun Feed days. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Judy Hopkins"
"Becky, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your sister. Sending prayers and much love to you."
"Keith and family, thinking of you at this difficult time. Our prayers are with you. Please let us know if their is anything you need. John and Barb."
"We are thinking of you Karen, and your family. Rachel was a peach and will be missed by so many - take gentle care..."
"Keith and family......I was so shocked to hear about Rachel. I enjoyed working with her for about 16 yrs at the old WM. She was always a joy to be around. She was almost always smiling and laughing and made me happy to just be around her. I loved her as a friend. And my daughter Crystal really liked her when she babysat for her boys. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. "
"I was so shocked to see this. To her family I am so sorry for your loss. Rachel is such a wonderful, kind woman. I will miss her smiling face at bingo and anywhere I seen her. May God give you peace and get you throw this time. My prayers are with you guys."
"Our Deepest sympathies to Keith and the boys and Kayla .... I?m so sorry for your loss."
"Good thoughts and prayers for all of her family and friends. May your memories be plentiful and beautiful."
"Keith & family....I was shocked & saddened to hear about Rachel's passing. So many wonderful memories have come flooding back to me. I'm thankful I had the opportunity to see her when I was back last summer. We've all gained a new angel to watch over us. My thoughts and prayers to you all.
Michele Foley "
"To Kieth and families,so sad to hear of Rachel's passing. She will be deeply missed.sending prayers and thoughts are with you thru this sad time."
"Keith and family, so saddened to hear about Rachel's passing. Know that Rachel will always be with you, guiding you, watching over you, and loving you from Heaven. She was a fun loving, kind, compassionate, generous woman with a beautiful smile and laugh. She will be remembered by everyone who knew her. God's peace be with you all during your grieving and healing. "
"My sister was not only my sister. She was my best friend and we always had great times together. She always gave me positive outlooks when I was fighting my brain tumors. I miss her so much and such a void without her here. ? R.I.P. Rachel till we meet again. I love you!!!"
"Keith & family, we are so saddened by the loss of Rachel. Memory lane is flooding with tears of joy along with tears of sorrow. She was a great person! If you need anything at all call us. Know how much she loved you all!!! God Bless everyone at this time of your loss!!! "
"So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time."
"FOR KEITH AND FAMILY AND ALL THOSE GRANDBABIES I FIND THIS SO HARD RACHEL WAS A GREAT AND AMAZING LADY WITH A HEART OF GOLD SHE ALWAYS MADE MY DAY WE SHARED ALOT PICTUREZS FROM OUR PHONES AT BINGO OF OUR GRANDBABIES YOU ALL HAVE MY PRAYERS AND THROUGHTS.SHE WILL BE MISSED SO MUCH "
"Keith, Muriel, and family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you."
"Keith and Family, So sorry for your loss. Rachel will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you."
"Our prayers are with the Hoffman family, may Gob bless you all in this trying time."
"We extend our deepest sympathy at the passing of Rachel. Will keep u in our prayers. Larry & Julie Kilburg"
"Our sympathy to all the family so sad ahe will be missed greatly "
"SO VERY SORRY FOR UR LOSS , SHE WAS A BEAUTIFUL GAL INSIDE AND OUT"
"I had fun working with her she was a good person i will miss her alot"
"We are so sorry for your loss our prayers are with the entire Hoffman family "
"Keith and family, I am in shock to hear the passing of Rachel. We had so many good times when we worked at Walmart together. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. God bless you all!! "
"Keith and family-
Thoughts and prayers are with you and family. Rachel will always be remembered by her smiling and loving face .
"Keith and family, so sorry to hear of Rachel's passing. I enjoyed working with her at Walmart, always had a good time. She was fun to be around, and was such a great person. I'm sure she will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all!"
"I am deeply saddened.. she was such a kind lady. My deepest sympathy to you all "
"To Family of Rachel,
I like to send my condolences and prayers to you. Sorry for your loss."
"Oh, dear Keith and family, I am so, so sorry to read this about Rachel. The fun and laughter we had all those years ago. You have my deepest sympathy and prayers. Love, Carolyn Guerdet "
"Thoughts and prayers to the entire Hoffman family. "