Judy Jane Hofmann
November 30, 1939 – January 30, 2020
Judy Jane Hofmann, age 80, went to her heavenly home on the afternoon of January 30, 2019. She passed away in her sleep. A memorial visitation will be Monday, February 17th at 3pm with a funeral service at 4pm both held at Kaul’s Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield Road, Clinton Township, MI 48035. She will have a private burial the following day with immediate family.
Judy enjoyed playing and watching sports, and was a loyal Detroit Tigers’ fan. She had played softball as a girl, and remained a fan of baseball. She had been an avid bowler and golfer, and had won many trophies. She was also an accomplished photographer and artist. She enjoyed traveling; and took amazing postcard-quality photos on each trip. She was also a fervent animal lover, and donated to organizations that protected them. Her photographs tended to focus mostly on animals and scenery. She also had a passion for horses, and rode them when she was a girl. In her latter years she was a euchre enthusiast, going as much as 3 times a week to play cards with her friends. She was remembered most for her generous heart, her smile, her razor-sharp wit, and her remarkable sense of humor – which she maintained even when her health was failing.
After raising her two children, she pursued a career in Graphic design with an Associate Degree in Graphic Arts. Upon her retirement, she enjoyed traveling, playing cards, and boating with her late husband, John.
Judy is survived by her daughter, Kim Bauernfeind, of Marshfield, WI, her son, Kurtis Klein of Portland, OR, her brother, Randal Pagel, of Harrison Township, her granddaughters Stephani and Emily, and her great granddaughter, Sidney. She is further survived by several nieces and nephews, cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, John Hofmann, her father, Carl Pagel, and her mother, Violet Olga Bumler.
She will be missed by family and friends, and will remain in our hearts forever. Condolences and fond memories may be offered to the family at www.kaulfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers’ Foundation of America.
- Kim Bauernfeind, Daughter
- Kurtis Klein, Son
- Randal Pagel, Brother
- Stephani and Emily, Granddaughters
- Sidney, Great Granddaughter
She is further survived by several nieces and nephews, cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, John Hofmann, her father, Carl Pagel, and her mother, Violet Olga Bumler.
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Monday, February 17, 2020
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Judy Jane Hofmann
Steven Campau MD
February 16, 2020
I was 8 years old when I met Judy Hofmann. It was 1972 and she was the mother of my longtime friend Kurt Klein. It was quite clear she took control in life to benefit all those around her. Her attitude was always energetic and positive. She was an artist and found a way to demonstrate her passion for life. As is true for all true artists, she had a lust for life that we could all aspire too. By firmly embracing her passions I don’t think she wasted any opportunity that life presented her with.
I was able to visit with her a few years ago with her while her illness had not impacted her social skills. She was able to join me and my mother for breakfast. As a child she had known my mother who was Shirley Duckert. At that time my mother was experiencing health problems. Once again Judy demonstrated grace and compassion at our breakfast meeting that had been her hallmark. It was my last time for me to see Judy Hofmann and it was the same good feeling I had experience the first time I met her 46 years earlier. In the end it was a life well lived and positively touched many lives and I am glad to have known her in my lifetime.
At this time I wish her family and friends peace in knowing that her life was one well lived and should be celebrated accordingly.
February 11, 2020
My deepest condolences to the family
Lori Bumler - Jurek
February 10, 2020
I will always remember Aunt Judy's beautiful smile and her wonderful sense of humor. Although I didn't get to see her often due to living out of state, Aunt Judy wrote me frequently following my diagnosis with an illness, checking in regularly just to say hello and to see how I was doing. I'll always be grateful for those cheerful notes. Rest-in-peace Aunt Judy, you'll remain in our hearts. Love, Lori xo