Georgene Hoffbeck, age 83 of Perry, passed away on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at the Dallas County Hospital in Perry, IA. Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 10, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at the Christ Lutheran Church in 22952 141st Dr., Bouton, IA 50039. Visitation will be on Thursday, June 9, 2022 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home & Cremation Care in Perry. Burial will be in the Violet Hill Cemetery in Perry, IA. Memorials will be given to her family and may be left at the Carris Family Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Online condolences may be left at www.carrisfuneralhome.com.
Georgene Ann Hoffbeck was born on March 20, 1939 in Miller, SD to George and Lorene Helen (Gimbel) Engel. Her first language was German, followed by Russian and eventually English. She began a long life of work by milking cows by hand at age four and a half and continued to labor on the farm until she left home at age fourteen to move in with the local sheriff’s family to facilitate attending high school. She learned many lifelong skills while living with Ken and Marion Gard in Miller. She helped with household chores as well as working at the Sheriff’s office. After graduating from Miller High School, she attended Sioux Falls College for a year with a career goal of becoming a nurse. Forced to leave school for work, she took on a number of jobs as a secretary and office manager. While working for the Boy Scouts Of America she met her future husband Chad Hoffbeck. She was united in marriage to Chadwick Hoffbeck at Central Baptist Church in Sioux Falls on May 26, 1962. After having a child in 1967 and becoming a stay at home Mom, she worked as a bookkeeper for Perry Golf and Country Club and followed that up by opening the Bridal Boutique in 1986. She loved helping brides, planning and coordinating weddings, and everything else that had to do with the bridal industry. She continued to be involved in bridal activities even after retiring from store ownership after more than two decades.
She was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church, Kings Daughters Auxiliary, Dallas County Hospital Auxiliary, the Perry Chamber of Commerce and the Boy Scouts. She enjoyed gardening, yardwork, sewing, music, was an amazing cook and baker. She LOVED hanging out with her family and friends particularly grandchildren and great grandchildren.
In death she rejoins her parents, George and Lorene, a brother, Clayton Engel and her daughter-in-law Elizabeth Hoffbeck.
Left to cherish Georgene’s memory are her husband Chad Hoffbeck son, Jared Hoffbeck, grandchildren, Andrew (Mary) Carlson and Adam (Nicole) Carlson, great grandchildren, Aiden, Addi, Landon, Sophia, Leyton, Asher, Nora and Olivia Carlson and Evan and Hailey Friestad, sisters, Betty Holcomb and Helen Job, and a brother Loren Engel.
Posted online on June 08, 2022
Published in Perry Chief