Ellen Maria Hoffman was born July 25, 1925 in Hosmer, SD to Gottlieb and Emma (Herrboldt) Walth. She grew up and attended school in Hosmer and worked at her parents’ grocery store. In 1969 she moved to Redfield and worked at the State Hospital until retiring and moving to Mitchell in 2000. She was an avid walker, reader of the bible, doing word finds and loved spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughter, Sheila Nelson of Mitchell, three grandchildren: Allison (David) Sullivan, Malea (Brad) Boyer, Colin (Elisha) Nelson, six great grandchildren and one sister, Nora Danduran of California.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and one sister.