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Lenora Hoffman Martsolf
Birth: Oct. 28, 1932
St. Joseph County
Indiana, USA
Death: Oct. 22, 2012
Elkhart County
Indiana, USA

Lenora Martsolf
Oct. 28, 1932 - Oct. 22, 2012

Spouse: Charles W. Martsolf
They were divorced in 1964 or 1965

Raymond Hoffman - 3 Aug 1905 - 5 Nov 1974
Alma Vendal Strickland - 7 Dec 1905 - Mar 1972

Paternal Grandparents-
William O. Hoffman -7 Sept 1877-13 July 1906
Mary A. Holdread -June 1881-5 July 1962
(Parents unknown)

William was handling lumber when he was instantly killed by a moving freight car.

William had to move one of the cars to another location to complete his work. As he started the car down the grade, his foot caught on something and he fell onto the rail with the car passing over him.

Several of the workmen witnessed the accident, noticing the car running swiftly down the grade. They looked for Hoffman thinking he lost control of the car, but instead found him dead on the tracks.

Great Grandparents-
John H. Hoffman-10 Dec 1852 - 08 Aug 1910
Hannah B. Sinninger- 2 May 1856 - 15 Oct 1925

Great-Great Grandparents -
John Henry Hoffman- Birth and Death Unknown
Anna Sheets - Birth and Death Unknown

Christian Sinninger-4 Dec 1815-29 Aug 1889
Sarah Ann Roose- 27 June 1833-27 Nov 1900)

Maternal Grandparents-
Lemuel Stores Adelbert Strickland-
13 Feb 1871 - 19 May 1931

Mary Jane Kerr - 30 Nov 1872-4 Dec 1954

Great Grandparents -
Ira Strickland - 22 Jan 1820-6 June 1880
Jane Julia Waldron-7 Mar 1827-3 May 1896

William Kerr and Hannah Kerr-no more info

Great-Great Grandparent-
Eli Strickland - 9 Nov 1793-9 July 1844
Hulda Collester-21 Mar 1796-6 May 1860

Lenora Martsolf, 79, of Bristol, passed away Oct. 22, 2012 at Valley View Healthcare Center, Elkhart.

She was born Oct. 28, 1932 in Wakarusa to Raymond and Alma (Strickland) Hoffman. She is survived by her children, Sherry Ann (Greg) VanPelt of Syracuse, IN, Carol Lynn (Elwood) Heiner of St. Paul, NC, Brenda Lee Martsolf of Bristol, Guy Wade (Diane) Martsolf, Lisa Sue (James) Martsolf, and Bain Patrick (Donna) Martsolf all of Elkhart; 18 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Glennadine Nifong of Dallas, TX, a brother, William (Barbara) Hoffman of Onalaska, TX., and her dog Peppy. She was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Mary Lou Funnel and Doris Frederickson and 2 brothers, Lee and Glenn Hoffman.

Lenora retired as a waitress and bartender from The Matterhorn Restaurant and enjoyed crocheting, sewing and traveling. She was a Cubs and Notre Dame fan.

Cremation will follow visitation.

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  Charles W. Martsolf (1927 - 2013)
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Specifically: Ashes were to be scattered in the mountains of North Carolina
Maintained by: Heidi Van Pelt
Originally Created by: Mike
Record added: Oct 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 99480885
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Thinking of you this week grandma!!! Miss you tons....
- Heidi Van Pelt
 Added: Oct. 17, 2014

- Mike
 Added: Oct. 23, 2012
For my Grandmother!!! I miss her so much!!!!
- Heidi Van Pelt
 Added: Feb. 11, 2013
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