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Mrs. Elizabeth A. "Liz" Hoffman

Mrs. Elizabeth A. "Liz" Hoffman
  • April 2, 1934 - May 31, 2018
  • Battle Creek, Michigan
  • Kellogg Bird Sanctuary
    13685 East C. Avenue
    Augusta, MI 49012

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“you will be missed. ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: nancy alton - battle creek, MI

“Liz was a very sweet and kind lady ,she will be missed ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: A friend

“When Jill was about 3, Aunt Liz made her an adorable pinafore. The colors in the dress were then made into a raggity Ann, and Andy. The rag dolls...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Joan, and Joan Hoffman - MI

“Dear Anne, Mary and families,Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Your mother was a remarkable woman. I have many very fond memories...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Jill and Henri Van Schaick - FL

“Liz was such a caring person. thru the years helped me so much coping with life etc..also learned so much about gardening, birds, nature..since I...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: A friend

“She was a beautiful person inside and out. Enjoyed her visits to the office, she always made me feel like part of the family. She will be missed by...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Carol Brenner - Burlington, MI

“I will miss you Liz......lovely wonderful cousin Thoughts & prayers to Mary, Ann and your families ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Linda Burgett - Union City, MI

“A beautiful lady inside and out. great memories in the neighborhood. Will miss you ,,, ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Nancy Alton - Battle Creek, MI

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Elizabeth A. "Liz" Hoffman, age 84, of Battle Creek passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, May 31, 2018 at the Glenn Arbor Hospice Residence. She was born in Battle Creek on April 2, 1934, the loving daughter of Winston F. and Margaret J. (Nunn) Allen. Liz graduated from Lakeview High School with the Class of 1952, and furthered her education at Western Michigan University.

Liz married the "Love of Her Life", Jack E. Hoffman in Battle Creek on September 18, 1954; he sadly preceded her in death on April 6, 2010. Liz is survived by her daughters, Anne (Rod) Rizor and Mary (Dan) Eriksson, both of Battle Creek; her grandchildren, Amy (Eddie) Stanton, Bill (Kaylee) Rizor, Tom Rizor, Erin (Evan Meister) Eriksson, and Kirsten Eriksson; her great-grandchildren, Emmett Stanton, Jacqueline Rizor, and one "baby boy on the way"; her brother, Wendell (Gloria) Allen; her sister, Jeanette (Jim) Schmid; many loving nieces & nephews; and her special friend, Betty Hoffman. She was also preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Marjorie Bradley; and her granddaughter, Emily Eriksson.

Liz loved birds, and spent many hours listening to recordings of and identifying bird calls. She was a member of the Binder Park Zoo and spent many hours there teaching about birds and giving bird tours at the Zoo. She was also a former Blue Birds and Campfire Girls Leader, and former member of the PTA, March of Dimes, and a big Michigan Tech Supporter. Liz was an avid reader, and also enjoyed quilting, sewing, gardening and canning. She also loved to fish with her husband, Jack, and was great at filleting the fish. But most of all, Liz loved spending time with her family and friends.

The family will receive friends 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Friday, June 8th at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care where funeral services to celebrate Liz's life will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 9th. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Liz, please consider the Binder Park Zoo, Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, and the Glenn Arbor Hospice Residence. Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Liz may be placed at