Friday, January 26, 2024
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM CST
Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home
Racine Location
803 Main St.
Racine, WI 53403
(262) 634-7888
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Saturday, January 27, 2024
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM CST
North Pointe United Methodist Church
3835 Erie Street
Racine, WI 53402


Saturday, January 27, 2024
11:00 AM CST
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North Pointe United Methodist Church
3835 Erie Street
Racine, WI 53402


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

American Cancer Society
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Life Story / Obituary


Judy May Hoff, age 82, passed away unexpectedly Friday, January 12, 2024, at Ascension All Saints Hospital. She was born in Lyle, MN, May 5, 1941, daughter of the late Paul Collins and Marion (Nee: Cook) Collins Peterson.

Raised in Marshfield, WI, Judy graduated from Marshfield High School “Class of 1958” and went on to graduate from Wood County Teachers College. She taught in Lindsay, WI for 2 years in a one room schoolhouse. On September 1, 1963, at Wesley United Methodist Church in Marshfield, she was united in marriage to the love of her life William D. Hoff and they moved to Racine. Judy had been employed by Sturtevant schools for 3 years and then by RUSD as a substitute teacher for 10 years. She was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church now North Pointe United Methodist and sang in both church choirs. Judy was a member of the American Association of University Women since 1973 where she did the decorations at meetings for many years, a member of the Racine Curling Club for 30 years where she helped win the 1976 championship in Green Bay and was a member of the Racine Art Fair Board. She enjoyed working in her garden, knitting, golfing, fishing, watching butterflies and dragonflies. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Surviving are her husband of 60 years, Bill; brother-in-law, Thomas Hoff; sister-in-law, Connie Hoff Kolasinski; nieces, Christine, Ann, Nina, Tracey, Tammy, Teri, and Kelly; nephews, James, Mark, Michael, David, Tad,Troy, and Mike; great nieces, great nephews; other relatives and dear friends. Though she had no children of her own, she is known for being the grandmother of Everett and Elaine, children of friends of hers. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Elaine (John) O’Donnell; in-laws, Pam Hoff, Jerry, Jim, and Jack Hoff.

Funeral services will be held at North Pointe United Methodist Church, 3835 Erie St., Saturday, January 27, 2024, 11 am with Reverend Sue Barham officiating. Relatives and friends may meet Friday at the funeral home 4-6- pm or Saturday at the church 10-11 am. Interment will be held at Hillside Cemetery in Marshfield, WI. Memorials to the American Cancer Society have been suggested.

The service will be live streamed and may be viewed at https://www.facebook.com/Tumcracine/

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. Robert Gullberg and staff on the Second Floor of Ascension All Saints Hospital for their loving and compassionate care.