Kristina Marie Hoffman was born April 5, 1971 in Los Angeles, CA to Hugh and Pat (Holtz) Smith. At a young age she moved to Warner, SD where she began her second grade schooling. She graduated from Warner High School in 1989. She attended Lake Area Vocational Institute in Watertown earning a degree in banking and finance. She was employed by Dakota Bank, Sheehan Motors and Paul Griepp Insurance in Watertown until moving to Huron, SD in 2001. On May 17, 1997 she married Michael Hoffman. They resided in Huron until moving to an acreage near Letcher in October 2003. She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church where she taught religious education. Kris was a brave woman having to live with her disabilities, cystic fibrosis and arthritis all her life. She enjoyed her bible study groups, playing games, cross-stitch and being around her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband, Michael; her mother, Pat Smith of New Rockford, ND; her father, Hugh Smith of Meridan, CA; one brother, Kam Smith of Aberdeen, SD; a half brother Wayne Smith of CA; one nephew, Seth Smith and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Don and Ruth Holtz and Seth and Fern Smith.
Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.