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LaVerne Hoffman

Obituary of LaVerne Fay Hoffman

LaVerne Fay Coates was born in Detroit, Michigan on November 2, 1932.   One of three children, she was the daughter of Kenneth Wilfred Coates and Verona Isabelle Coates.   LaVerne was educated in the Detroit Public Schools System.  

LaVerne married Stephan Hoffman on July 13, 1956 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Trenton.   Together the couple would raise six children.   In 1966, the couple purchased the former “Travelers Inn” in Exeter Township.   With Stephan’s skill set, having formerly worked as a Chef for the Dearborn Inn, and LaVerne serving as the “Boss” the Red Horse Inn was born.   For fifty plus years and throughout several facility additions she worked passionately to maintain the restaurant until her retirement in 2010.   She had served as the Past President of the Monroe Michigan Licensed Beverage Association and Past Secretary of the Michigan Licensed Beverage Association.  

LaVerne also worked for thirty-three years in real estate as an agent and broker.   She was employed by several local agencies prior to having her own company, Hoffman and Company.   She was a member of the Michigan Licensed Brokers Association (MLBA).  

Not only was LaVerne very active professionally but also in the lives of her children and grandchildren.   She was formerly a Girl Scout leader and was a member of the Carleton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4093 Ladies Auxillary.  

Her passing was preceded by her parents; her beloved husband:  Stephan on February 2, 2008; a sister:  Patricia Cupp, a brother:  Donald Coates; three children:  Gary Hoffman, Alan Hoffman, and Connie Pelow; two grandsons:  Stevie Hoffman and Scottie Pelow.

To cherish her memory she leaves three children:  Denise (Sam) Harkness of Newport, Richard (Jean) Hoffman of Monroe, and Dianna Hoffman of California; a daughter-in-law:  Tammy Hoffman; a son-in-law:  Jeff Pelow; sixteen grandchildren: Jeff, Laurie Julie, Tim, Tara, Chandra, Patrick, Stephanie, Rob, Danielle, Richie, Rachel, Brian and Brad Post, and Beau and Billie Miracle; step grandson:  Jeff Krankie; seventeen great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild with one on the way; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may gather from 2:00pm until 8:00pm on Monday; November 15, 2021 at Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe; 2442 North Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48162 (734) 384-5185 where the Carleton VFW Post 4093 will perform an Auxillary Service at 6:30pm.   A Funeral Service Celebrating Her Life will take place at 11:00am on Tuesday; November 16, 2021 also at Merkle’s.   Procession will follow to Michigan Memorial Park in Flat Rock for entombment.

Memorials for those who desire are suggested to Elara Caring Hospice.   Online guests may leave words of inspiration and comfort or share a photo by visiting www.merklefs.com.

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Monday
15
November

Gathering for LaVerne Fay Hoffman

2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday, November 15, 2021
Merkle Funeral Service North Monroe
2442 North Monroe Street
Monroe, Michigan, United States
734-384-5185
Tuesday
16
November

Funeral Service Celebrating the Life of LaVerne Fay Hoffman

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Merkle Funeral Service North Monroe
2442 North Monroe Street
Monroe, Michigan, United States
734-384-5185