Rose Marlene Hofmann was born July 15, 1919 near Dolton, SD to Mathias M. and Susanna (Tschetter) Hofer. On November 19, 1939 she married Herbert Hofmann. They farmed northwest of Freeman until moving to Lodi, CA in 1957. Rose was employed by Stanley Home Products for 50 years as a sales manager. Herbert died of a sudden heart attack in September 1982 and then in 1984 Rose and her son Wayne moved back to Freeman. In June 2001 she moved to the Avera Brady Assisted Living in Mitchell.
She is survived by her son, Wayne (Mary Lou) Hofmann, Mitchell; two step-grandchildren: Karen (Doug) Sudbeck and Kathy (Brandon) Metzinger, five step-great grandchildren: Landon Sudbeck, London Sudbeck, Leyton Sudbeck, Callum Metzinger and Blythe Metzinger, one sister, Ruth Rose, Scotland; brother and sister-in-law, Rheiny and Susie Hofman, Yankton; sister-in-law, Mary Ruth Hofman, Freeman and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert, two brothers: Paul and Joe Hofer, six sisters: Mary Schmeichel, Elsie Hofer, Anna Kleinsasser, Tillie Waldner, Elizabeth Wenholm and Luella Christensen.