Betty Hoffman


Funeral Services for 78-year old Betty Hoffman of Chadron, NE, are Monday, Jan 30, 2023 at 10:00 at St Patrick’s Catholic Church in Chadron.

Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Chadron, NE.

Vigil will be held Sunday, Jan 29, at 5:00 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Chadron.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorials be designated to the Chadron Volunteer Fire Department. Donations may be sent in care of Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337.

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Betty Jean Zeisler Hoffman was born on June 20, 1944, to Everett and Nellie (Mackey) Zeisler in Ponca, NE. She passed away on Jan 13, 2023 at her home in Chadron.


Betty attended Jackson Public School through 8th grade and Dakota City Public School graduating in the class of 1962. After graduation, she worked a few part time jobs at Harvey’s Laundry, Western States Tire Patch Factory and Belles Hess Superstore.

It was at Harvey’s Laundry that Betty met Gary Leo Hoffman. They were married August 10, 1964, in Sioux City, Iowa at the Cathedral of the Epiphany Catholic Church.

Gary’s job required him to transfer from time to time. While in Winner, SD, Betty worked for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company as an operator. During their time in Atlantic, IA she worked at the Commissary Market. 

In Chadron, she worked at Northwestern Bell Telephone Company until they closed in 1973. She worked for Wahlstrom Ford from 1974 until 1977. 

After some consideration, Betty decided to open an in-home child care center to enable her to spend more time with her kids. It turned out she loved her job and the kids that she cared for. She retired in 2012 due to failing health.

Betty is survived by her five children – James (Holly) Hoffman, Basin, WY; Carol (David) Porter, Sidney, NE; Charles (Rachel) Hoffman, Kearney, NE; Jody (Josh) Rudloff, Crawford, NE; and Craig (Tara) Hoffman, Chadron, NE; grandchildren – Christopher (Alexis), Phillip, Joseph, Hannah, Abbigail (Nicholas), Kaitlin, Maddison, Mitchell, Kylah, Carter, Brooklynn, Jayce, and Bryce; great-grandchildren – Corbin and Leila Jean. 

Betty is also survived by her brother – Don (Kathy) Zeisler, Omaha, NE; sisters – Arlene Hollander, Sioux City, IA; and Tootie (Allen) Sauer, Breezy Point, MN; and brother-in-law – Barry (Paula) Bliven, Sioux City, IA. 

Preceding Betty in death were her husband of 55 years – Gary Hoffman; parents – Everett and Nellie Zeisler; brothers – James Zeisler and Robert Zeisler; brothers-in-law – Douglas Hollander and Charles Hoffman; and sister-in-law – Valanne Bliven.

Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements for Betty Hoffman.

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