Marcia Lynn "Moop" Hoffman fought the good fight but lost her battle with endometrial cancer on May 31, 2019. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who is already sorely missed.
Marcia was born to Violet (née Habert) and Russell Wincentsen on March 21, 1952, in Wausau, Wisconsin. She attended D.C. Everest High School and later the University of Wisconsin Extension, where she met her lifetime love Fred, who fell for her generous heart, willful spirit, and flaming red hair. They continued their education at UW-Madison and married August 24, 1974 in Madison. They later lived in Middleton and Oregon before settling in DeForest.
Marcia was steadfastly devoted to her family, including husband Fred, daughter Kristi (Koen Venken), son William (Lauren Wuchte), granddaughter Sloane Venken (who inherited not only Marcia's red hair but fiery attitude), unofficial daughter Jamie McClendon, dearest lifelong friend Linda McNamara, and loyal dog Doc (her pick of the litter!).
Along with her immediate family, Marcia is survived by her mother Violet; brothers Monty, Greg (Linda), and Tim (Judy); sisters Pat (Harry) Woydick and Jan (Larry) Stroik; sister-in-law Sue Losen; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, mother-in-law Alma Hoffman, brother-in-law Larry Losen, and many aunts and uncles, including special aunt and uncle Marion "Auntie" and Frank Sobvick. Marcia's adoring cat Petri also recently preceded her in death.
Some of Marcia's greatest joys were cooking for family and friends, including baking hundreds of beautiful Christmas cookies, sewing, and oil painting. She also loved to tell stories of the family farm and growing up in Schofield. She was a generous person, perhaps most memorably as a kidney donor in 1999.
Marcia worked for Great Lakes of Madison for nearly 40 years. She would like to recognize her long-time friends and co-workers from her days of service, including Beth, Hope, Sue, Ellen, Maureen, Terri, Jacki, Donna, Roy, and Al. She would also like to express her love and gratitude to friends and neighbors, especially Marge, Joan, Cathy, Lisa, Tuck, and the Manly Men.
Marcia and her family want to thank the staff at the UW-Carbone Cancer Center, Waunakee Manor Health Care Center, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Agrace Hospice & Palliative Care, and Age at Home. Per Marcia's wishes, there will be no public or private service. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her honor to the charity of your choosing.
So sorry to hear of Marcia’s passing. She was a great lady. I worked with Marcia at Great Lakes and later with Fed at WISDOT. I always enjoyed talking about family with Marcia and depended on her knowledge and commitment at work. She was never happier than when she spoke of her family. I was then lucky enough to be able to meet and work with the famous Fred I heard so much about and to keep up with “Marcia news”. Quality people. My prayers are with family and friends at this difficult time.
Dear Hoffman family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Marcia was one on the nicest persons to work with at Great Lakes. I have many fond memories of those days. She will be missed by all who knew her. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
So sorry to read of her passing. Marcia hired me at Great Lakes 29 1/2 years ago. I am so greatful she did! I worked for hear for about 5 years then transferred to the dept next to her. We always spoke to each other when we’d see each other in the halls of Great Lakes! She always asked about my kids and I did the same of hers. She was a great co-worker! She will be missed!
I am so sorry for your loss. Marcia was one on the nicest kindest persons have known and will be missed by all who knew her
Fred, I'm so sorry for your loss, only those who have gone through this understand the depth of the sorrow felt.
Dear Fred and the whole family. My deepest condoleonces for you all in this time of grief for the loss of your loved Marcia. My thoughts and prayers are now sure for you and the whole family. Marcia has now found the peace in heaven with all the guardian angels. May God bless you and you all.
I am so sorry for your loss! Marcia was a very special soul and will be greatly missed!
Dear Fred and family,
Marcia was such an amazing person with many talents and much love for her family and friends. I feel blessed to have known her as a co-worker and friend, and I am sad that she is no longer here.
Deepest sympathy to all of you,
Fred, Violet & all my Wincentsen cousins,
It is with a heavy heart that I heard about Marcia's passing. While it has been awhile since we last saw each other, it still hurts to know she is gone. I remember well those Sundays when we would all get together at the Habert's house in Antigo. It was a lot of fun spending those days together. Bless you all.
Cousin Jerry Reif
Dear Hoffman family,
My condolences to you in this time of grief for your loss. Marcia always spoke highly of her family. She was always concerned for me living apart from my family temporarily while transitioning to Great Lakes. For caring such as this, my friends and colleagues will also forever miss her. Bless you all.
Fred, So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Cindy Nooyen
Fred-I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Sherri Voigt
Marcia was a wonderful person and will be missed by many of us at Great Lakes. I am so sorry for your loss. (Georgia Morgan/Great Lakes) Another Angel flies in heaven.
Beautiful tribute for a beautiful lady!! You will be missed Marcia, but we were lucky to know you.
Early family photo
Marathon Hall - UWMC
Marcia and Fred dancing at Will's wedding, January 2019
Marcia pinning Will's boutonniere at his wedding, January 2019
I'm so sorry to hear of Marcia's passing. I worked with her for many years and have nothing but fond memories of her. She was a hard worker and more importantly a wonderful person. I loved hearing about all the baking she, did, the hunting dogs and her stories of family times. I know that she will be missed by all who knew her.
Fred, Kristi, and Marcia at Kristi's wedding, October 2008
Marcia and Doc, her pick of the litter
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