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Joanne M. Hoffner

WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Joanne M. Hoffner, 91, of Gwinn, died Tuesday morning, Oct. 19, 2021, at the Gogebic Medical Care Facility in Wakefield.

She was born June 25, 1930, in Bessemer Township, a daughter of John G. and Elizabeth (Longhini) Ulasich. She was a 1948 graduate of Luther L. Wright High School in Ironwood.

On Aug. 23, 1950, she married Donald V. Hoffner in Ironwood. He preceded her in death on April 17, 2000.

Over the years, Joanne worked as a clerk at Supervalue in Bessemer, as a secretary at Luther L. Wright High School and waitress at Don & GG's.

She had attended Lake Superior Christian Church while she resided in Gwinn.

Joanne is survived by her children, Donald J. (Linda) Hoffner of Coldwater, Michael H. (Bonita Anderson-Hoffner) Hoffner of Quincy, Mark Hoffner of Bessemer, and Donna (Jim) Smiljanich of Gwinn; 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a sister, Marianne Stancher; and a brother, Matthew Ulasich.

A memorial service will be held in the summer of 2022 and will be announced. Interment will take place in Hillcrest Cemetery in Bessemer.

Canale-Gwinn Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the family where memories may be shared at