OBITUARY

Lillian L. Hoff

March 31, 1923March 6, 2019
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Lillian Lucile Hoff, 95, passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. She was born in Schroeder, Texas on March 31, 1923 to Edward P. Scherlen and Matilda Horney Scherlen (established and built Schroeder Hall). Lil was married to the love of her life Ross C. Hoff in 1947 and they celebrated more than 68 years together prior to his passing in 2016. Lil loved to fish and the two of them made hundreds of fishing trips together. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and loved having the whole family together. She also enjoyed gardening, cooking, bowling, dancing, painting, traveling, hunting, and raising cattle. She was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church and faithfully participated in Altar Guild and the Mary Martha Circle.

She is survived by her son, Ross Edward Hoff (Carolyn) of Victoria; daughters, Janis Pope of Sedona, Arizona, and Sharon Brannan of Victoria; sister, Aline Luster, of Alabama; grandchildren, Brian Hoff, Brandi Brannan Barthels (Russell), Chris Langford, Kimbralee Brannan Mosman (Craig), Allison Norris (Craig), Waylan Brannan III; and great grandchildren, Hunter Barthels, Mackenzie Garrett (Jake), Heather Brown (Dylan), Kelsey Mosman, Carlee Mosman, Victoria Norris, Asa Norris, and Killian Norris. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ross C. Hoff; her parents, Edward P. Scherlen and Matilda Horney Scherlen; sisters, Olivia Catherine Miller and Thearese Scherlen; and brothers, Lee Calvin “Sonny Boy” Scherlen and Cyrill Scherlen.

Family and friends will gather for a visitation on Sunday, March 10 from 5 to 7 pm at Colonial Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be held Monday, March 11 at 2:00 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Barney Matocha officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Russell Barthels, Waylan Brannan III, Hunter Barthels, Bob Schumann, Dylan Brown, and Jake Garrett. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of South Texas. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.colonialfuneralhomevictoria.com

  • FAMILY

  • Matilda Horney Scherlen, Mother
  • Edward P. Scherlen, Father
  • Ross C. Hoff, Husband
  • Ross Edward Hoff and wife Carolyn, Son
  • Janis Pope, Daughter
  • Sharon Brannan, Daughter
  • Aline Luster, Sister
  • Olivia Catherine Miller, Sister
  • Thearese Scherlen, Sister
  • Cyrill Scherlen, Brother
  • Lee Calvin "Sonny Boy" Scherlen, Brother
  • Brian Hoff, Grandchild
  • Brandi Brannan Barthels and husband Russell, Grandchild
  • Chris Langford, Grandchild
  • Kimbralee Brannan Mosman and husband Craig, Grandchild
  • Allison Norris and husband Craig, Grandchild
  • Waylan Brannan III, Grandchild
  • Hunter Barthels, Great Grandchild
  • Mackenzie Garrett and husband Jake, Great Grandchild
  • Heather Brown and husband Dylan, Great Grandchild
  • Kelsey Mosman, Great Grandchild
  • Carlee Mosman, Great Grandchild
  • Victoria Norris, Great Grandchild
  • Asa Norris, Great Grandchild
  • Killian Norris, Great Grandchild
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Russell Barthels, Pallbearer
  • Waylan Brannan III, Pallbearer
  • Hunter Barthels, Pallbearer
  • Bob Schumann, Pallbearer
  • Dylan Brown, Pallbearer
  • Jake Garrett, Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, March 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 11, 2019
  • Interment Monday, March 11, 2019
REMEMBERING

Lillian L. Hoff

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Stephen Plumb

March 17, 2019

Lil was as kind and sweet a person as ever walked the face of the earth.She(and Ross)were part of my family.We ate meals together.We traveled to Mexico together.They stayed with me when they came to Houston.They attended all of my children’s weddings.They attended my wife’s graduation from graduate school.
I even named my favorite dog after her:Lady Lillian Hoff of the Valley.Lilly for short.She was the best help I ever had in the kitchen.Many a meal of mine would never have made the table of the Hasselmann’s Bay Company (where we spent countless weekends over the years)if it weren’t for Lil’s help.And her Pecan Pies baked with pecans from her backyard tree were the best.And she always handled with grace all the bad behavior she had to witness from male members and their guests at Hasselmann’s.
There are half a lifetime of stories I share with her-this one was one of my favorites:
I was taking an afternoon nap where I always slept in the bed on the west side of the second floor of the Highrise.From my window I could see and hear Ross and Lil as they fished.
Now Ross was smart like a fox but I always thought Lil was a little smarter.
Ross was much further out than Lil and kept calling to her to come out and join him where he was fishing.Lil kept saying-“No,I don’t want to go out there.”Ross wasn’t anything if not persistent and continued time after time to ask Lil to come out and join him.He’d say something like-“I sure would enjoy it if you would come out here.”Time after time Lil would repeat-“No I don’t want to go out there.”
And finally after Ross tried again and Lil said-“Why should I go out there Ross-you’re not catching any fish.”Ross stayed quiet after that.
Lil’s passing marks the end of a Golden Era for both the Hasselmann’s Bay Company and myself after over 40 years of friendship.It seems like those 40 years went by like the blink of an eye.I will miss both her company and warm smile.May she Rest In Peace and be reunited with my great Buddy-Ross.

Mavis Kelsey

March 11, 2019

Lil Hoff was a wonderful lady. She was kind, gentle, modest, and always gracious. It was an honor to know her and count her as a friend. Lil made the HBC a much, much better place with her always cheerful demeanor and her quiet dignity. Wendy and I will never forget her.

Robin Barnhill

March 10, 2019

We loved Lil and Ross and treasure our wonderful memories of the times shared with them.
Our hearts and prayers are with all your dear family.
Robin & Bill Barnhill

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Biography

Victoria - Lillian Lucile Hoff, 95, passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. She was born in Schroeder, Texas on March 31, 1923 to Edward P. Scherlen and Matilda Horney Scherlen (established and built Schroeder Hall). Lil was married to the love of her life Ross C. Hoff in 1947 and they celebrated more than 68 years together prior to his passing in 2016. Lil loved to fish and the two of them made hundreds of fishing trips together.

She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and loved having the whole family together. She also enjoyed gardening, cooking, bowling, dancing, painting, traveling, hunting, and raising cattle. She was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church and faithfully participated in Altar Guild and the Mary Martha Circle.

She is survived by her son, Ross Edward Hoff (Carolyn) of Victoria; daughters, Janis Pope of Sedona, Arizona, and Sharon Brannan of Victoria; sister, Aline Luster, of Alabama; grandchildren, Brian Hoff, Brandi Brannan Barthels (Russell), Chris Langford, Kimbralee Brannan Mosman (Craig), Allison Norris (Craig), Waylan Brannan III; and great grandchildren, Hunter Barthels, Mackenzie Garrett (Jake), Heather Brown (Dylan), Kelsey Mosman, Carlee Mosman, Victoria Norris, Asa Norris, and Killian Norris.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Ross C. Hoff; her parents, Edward P. Scherlen and Matilda Horney Scherlen; sisters, Olivia Catherine Miller and Thearese Scherlen; and brothers, Lee Calvin “Sonny Boy” Scherlen and Cyrill Scherlen.

Family and friends will gather for a visitation on Sunday, March 10 from 5 to 7 pm at Colonial Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be held Monday, March 11 at 2:00 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Barney Matocha officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Russell Barthels, Waylan Brannan III, Hunter Barthels, Bob Schumann, Dylan Brown, and Jake Garrett.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of South Texas. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.colonialfuneralhomevictoria.com