MUSCATINE, Iowa-- Patricia Mae Hoffman, a long-time resident of Muscatine, Iowa, died October 2, 2019 at her home.
Born in 1938 in Muscatine to Norma and Bart Schweitzer, Pat grew up in Columbus Junction and attended Hayes Catholic High School in Muscatine. She married Robert Edward Hoffman in 1957.
In 1972, she received a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Marycrest College. Pat taught at New Boston Elementary and Hayes Elementary Schools. She was a pre-school teacher at the Happy Time Pre-School located in Grace Lutheran Church, Muscatine.
Pat volunteered for St. Mathias Parish in the choir and with funeral support, making her famous pies. She also volunteered for Birthright. Pat loved children and often helped family and friends' out by watching their children.
Pat was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Sr., son John David, and granddaughter Emily Dwyer. She is survived by her daughter Denise Bulat (Carl), son Robert Jr. (Michele), daughter Diane Dwyer (Pat), son James (Gina), her grandchildren Eric, Alec, Kelsey, Corinne, and Lucas, and great grandchildren Halle, Myah and Ryder.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Genesis Hospice. A private service will be held at a later date. The Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online Condolences: www.wittichfuneralhome.com
"Oh, Pat. Such a caring soul. She was so loving, never let anyone want for anything. John and I were friends and when I came over she always took such good care of my son and me and made us feel infinitely important in the world, as well as her life. When she and I would go walking on the bike paths and she gave such great motherly advice. I'm a better person for knowing her. My deepest condolences to the family."
"Pat was among a group of us who started Birthright in Muscatine. She was a caring, generous person who loved kids. When I went back to teaching, we couldn't take sick days for our kids so Pat offered to watch them. Prayers for Pat and her family.
- Charlie and Nancy Velasquez"
"Pat was a very loving person and made everyone feel loved. She will be missed. I am one of Judy Buckley 's daughters:Jackie "
"I went to MCC with Pat, we were both oldies, and continued to see her thru the years at various events. She was a great,cheerful positive person. Her love and smile will be remembered forever by those who knew and loved her. My condolences to the family in this loss of such a vital person. Jan Crooks"