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Official Obituary of

Edith Marie (Schaer) Hoffer

April 22, 1929 ~ March 7, 2024 (age 94) 94 Years Old
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Edith Hoffer Obituary

Edith Marie Hoffer, 94, of East Peoria, IL, passed away at 2:58 am on Thursday, March 7, 2024, at Carle Health-Methodist Hospital in Peoria, IL.

She was born on April 22, 1929, in Peoria, IL, to Rudolph and Louise (Behrens) Schaer. She married Donald Raymond Hoffer on June 12, 1948, in Peoria, IL. He passed away on June 8, 2021.

Surviving are three children, Connie (John) Alexander of East Peoria, IL, Debbie (James) Springer of Metamora, IL, and Dean (Mary Lynn) Hoffer of Naperville, IL; seven grandchildren, Melissa Alexander, Lacey Alexander, Joshua (Nikki) Springer, Justin (Kim) Springer, Sara (Justin) Dentino, Andrew Hoffer, and Danielle Hoffer; and ten great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Walter Schaer, Fred Schaer, Herman Schaer, and Robert Schaer, and sisters, Emma Bockler and Edna Marks.

Edith graduated from Dunlap High School and was involved in the school choir. She was a member of St. Monica’s Catholic Church in East Peoria and their Ladies Guild, the Pleasant Hill Home Extension, an active Scout leader for her children, and volunteered for 20+ years for the East Peoria Festival of Lights. She worked for Block & Kuhl, Carson Pirie Scott, Margo’s, and retired from Famous Barr in Peoria.

Edith’s greatest joy was being with her family and friends. She loved helping celebrate the holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, and special milestones in all of their lives. She believed that family was the heart of the home.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at St. Monica’s Catholic Church with Father John Steffen officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:30 am until mass time, also on Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Metamora. Memorials may be given to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate, 530 NE Glen Oak Avenue, Peoria, IL 61637 or to Spring Bay Fire and Rescue, 310 West Missouri Street, Spring Bay, IL 61611. Online condolences at www.masonfuneralhomes.com.

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March 13, 2024

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Monica's Catholic Church
303 Campanile Drive
East Peoria, IL 61611

Funeral Mass
March 13, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Monica's Catholic Church
303 Campanile Drive
East Peoria, IL 61611


St. Jude Midwest Affiliate
530 NE Glen Oak Avenue, Peoria IL 61637

Spring Bay Fire and Rescue
310 West Missouri Street, Spring Bay IL 61611


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