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Mary Hoffman Engesser

Mary Hoffman Engesser, age 72 of Winsted and formerly of Rockford died Monday, Nov. 12 at St. Mary's Care Center.

She was born in Maple Lake Dec. 14, 1928, the daughter of Bernard "Ben" and Anna Carriveau Kalway.

She was a former seamstress and a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, John Hoffman; parents, Bernard and Anna Kalway; a brother, George Kalway; and by three grandsons, Richard Longley, John Fiecke, and Mark Kutz; and by a son-in law, Robert T. Fiecke.

Mary is survived by her children, Elizabeth (Darryle) Anderson of Monticello, Barbara (Gary) McDaniel of Victoria, Irene (Bob) Kutz of Winsted, Jackie (Daniel) Bauer of Maple Grove, Mary (Doug) Pawelk of Winsted, John (Jody) Hoffman of Maple Grove, Sandra Fiecke of Howard Lake, James (Julie) Hoffman of Elk River, Joseph Hoffman of Montgomery, Paula (Kelly) Funke, and Patricia (Richard) Hessler all of Apache Junction, Ariz.; 21 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three brothers; three sisters; many other relatives and friends.

A Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Hoffman Engesser was Thursday, Nov. 15, 10 a.m., at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Winsted

Concelebrants for the Mass were the Rev. Paul L. Wolf and the Rev. Martin F. Rath, OSB.

Interment followed at Lakeview Cemetery in Buffalo.

Friends called at The Chilson Funeral Home, Winsted, Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 4-8 p.m.

A rosary was recited at 4 p.m. and a prayer service was conducted at 7:30 p.m.

Lavon Kielkucki was the organist for the Mass.

Shawn Bauer, Dustin Hoffman and Jamie Funke served as honorary casket bearers.

Ronald Longley, Thomas McDaniel, Michael Kutz, James McKnight, Joseph Fiecke, and John Hoffman served as casket bearers.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family.

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