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    Rachel Sue Hoffman
    July 4, 1965 - March 7, 2019

    Rachel Sue Hoffman

    Rachel Sue Hoffman
    Jul 4, 1965 - Mar 7, 2019

    Rachel Sue Hoffman
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    Rachel Sue Hoffman, 53, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away suddenly on March 7, 2019 at the Jackson County Regional Health Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.

    Rachel was born on July 4, 1965, in Bellevue, IA to James (Rita) Reuss of Bellevue, IA and Muriel (Nelson) Reuss of Maquoketa, IA. She was a 1984 graduate of Maquoketa Community High School. Rachel married Keith Hoffman on July 25, 1992 at the United Methodist Church in Maquoketa, IA. Rachel loved her Friday night date nights with Keith. She enjoyed going out to eat, playing BINGO, and going to the casino with him. Keith and Rachel re-lived their honeymoon for their 25th wedding anniversary, as they went to Las Vegas in August 2017. She was employed at Walmart for several years, and currently employed as the assistant manager at the Jackson County Fairgrounds.

    Rachel is survived by her husband, Keith, and her three loving sons: Jacob (Tiffany) Hoffman, Adam (Amy) Hoffman, and Tyler (Kayla) Hoffman all of Maquoketa, IA. She loved spending as much time as possible with her seven grandchildren: Noah, Averie, Madilynn, Grayson, Dallas, Evelynn, and Elaina. Rachel is also survived by her parents and mother-in-law, Delores Hoffman of Springbrook, IA, three siblings: Paul (Mary) Reuss of Lost Nation, IA, Rebecca Hoffman of Dubuque, IA, and Julie Harford of Denver, CO, and five brothers and sisters-in-law: Karen (Jeff) Wells of Maquoketa, IA, Kathy (Steve) Tebbe of Bellevue, IA, Kevin (Nina) Hoffman of Charlotte, IA, Karla (Kicker) Kilburg of Springbrook, IA and Kurt Hoffman of Dubuque, IA. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and a great uncle. Rachel was preceded in death by her father-in-law Verdis Hoffman and a brother John Reuss.

    Rachel will be remembered as a kind, loving, and gracious wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend. Her laugh will never be forgotten, and her smile could light up a room. A celebration of her life will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 P.M. on Monday at Carson Celebration of Life Center. Burial will be at the Mount Hope Cemetery, Maquoketa.

    The Hoffman family would like to extend their gratitude to all the staff with Maquoketa Fire and Rescue and Jackson County Regional Health Center Ambulance Service and Emergency Room staff.

    In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Rachel S. Hoffman memorial fund has been established.

    Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.


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    Kathy Shady from Michigan on Mar 17, 2019

    Rachel will be missed by everyone who knew her. She and her family are great examples of how people should be to each other. This is the legacy she left in her family. To Keith and everyone in the family we are thinking of you and praying for peace to eventually come to you.

    Chuck/Jacque' Rutledge on Mar 16, 2019

    We were shocked to learn that Rachel had passed away. What a loss for all of you. Please accept our deepest sympathy. May she rest in peace.
    Chuck and Jacque' Rutledge from Fulton, Illinois

    Jeff & Paulette Wagner on Mar 14, 2019

    Our deepest sympathies you to, Keith, and the entire family! Our prayers are with you all!
    Jeff and Paulette Wagner

    Rick Edwards on Mar 13, 2019

    So sorry...Rachel was such a sweet, kind and fun classmate to be around. May loving memories ease your loss and bring you comfort.

    Karen Smithson on Mar 11, 2019

    On behalf of the entire family of Wilfred and Phyllis Smithson, we send our deepest sympathies to those she left behind.

    Harry Shady &Audra Martin on Mar 11, 2019

    HOFFMAN Family !! Rachel Was Such A ENERGETIC LIVE WIRE !! Great For Her Not Too Sufer !! But A. BUMMER FOR FAMILIES & FRIENDS !! Lanny's FONNA BE LOST !! O Rachel Will Bee Greatly MISSED !! R.I.P.- RACHEL !! One More BEAUTIFUL ANGELS !!

    Stub and Cindy Pape on Mar 11, 2019

    So sorry for your loss Adam and family

    Rachel Sue Hoffman Video Tribute on Mar 11, 2019

    Sonya Hudspeth on Mar 11, 2019

    To Keith and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sorry for your loss. Sonya Hudspeth, a bingo player from Dubuque.

    Charlie and Linda Wagener on Mar 11, 2019

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Charlie and Linda Wagener

    Mark and Karen Gombert on Mar 11, 2019

    Keith and family- Our thoughts and prayers are with yous! Rachel will be watching over yous at all times from up above! Keep her memories close to your heart. Mark and Karen Gombert

    Sue & Mike Van Buer on Mar 11, 2019

    Thinking of all of you at this sad time. Praying for peace in your hearts.

    Judy Hopkins on Mar 11, 2019

    Keith and family, I am so sad to hear about Rachel. I have great memories of her back in my Golden Sun Feed days. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Judy Hopkins

    Shirley Black on Mar 9, 2019

    Becky, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your sister. Sending prayers and much love to you.

    Barb and John McCray on Mar 9, 2019

    Keith and family, thinking of you at this difficult time. Our prayers are with you. Please let us know if their is anything you need. John and Barb.

    Al and Gayla Earles on Mar 9, 2019

    We are thinking of you Karen, and your family. Rachel was a peach and will be missed by so many - take gentle care...

    Eileen Meyers on Mar 9, 2019

    CandleKeith and family......I was so shocked to hear about Rachel. I enjoyed working with her for about 16 yrs at the old WM. She was always a joy to be around. She was almost always smiling and laughing and made me happy to just be around her. I loved her as a friend. And my daughter Crystal really liked her when she babysat for her boys. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Sue Smith on Mar 9, 2019

    CandleI was so shocked to see this. To her family I am so sorry for your loss. Rachel is such a wonderful, kind woman. I will miss her smiling face at bingo and anywhere I seen her. May God give you peace and get you throw this time. My prayers are with you guys.

    Carson on Mar 9, 2019


    April Pierce on Mar 9, 2019

    CandleOur Deepest sympathies to Keith and the boys and Kayla .... I’m so sorry for your loss.

    Steven Hoover on Mar 9, 2019

    CandleGood thoughts and prayers for all of her family and friends. May your memories be plentiful and beautiful.

    Michele Foley on Mar 9, 2019

    Keith & family....I was shocked & saddened to hear about Rachel's passing. So many wonderful memories have come flooding back to me. I'm thankful I had the opportunity to see her when I was back last summer. We've all gained a new angel to watch over us. My thoughts and prayers to you all.
    Michele Foley

    Kathy Shady on Mar 9, 2019

    To Kieth and families,so sad to hear of Rachel's passing. She will be deeply missed.sending prayers and thoughts are with you thru this sad time.

    Angel (Potter) Schiffer & Family on Mar 9, 2019

    CandleKeith and family, so saddened to hear about Rachel's passing. Know that Rachel will always be with you, guiding you, watching over you, and loving you from Heaven. She was a fun loving, kind, compassionate, generous woman with a beautiful smile and laugh. She will be remembered by everyone who knew her. God's peace be with you all during your grieving and healing.

    Rebecca Hoffman on Mar 9, 2019

    My sister was not only my sister. She was my best friend and we always had great times together. She always gave me positive outlooks when I was fighting my brain tumors. I miss her so much and such a void without her here. 😢 R.I.P. Rachel till we meet again. I love you!!!

    Mark & Milissa Scheibe on Mar 9, 2019

    Keith & family, we are so saddened by the loss of Rachel. Memory lane is flooding with tears of joy along with tears of sorrow. She was a great person! If you need anything at all call us. Know how much she loved you all!!! God Bless everyone at this time of your loss!!!

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    Maquoketa, Iowa 52060
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