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Vera Elaine (Lownsbery) Hoffman

January 27, 1947 ~ January 7, 2022 (age 74)


Vera Elaine Hoffman, 74, of Olivet, Michigan passed away on Friday, January 7, 2022 at home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on January 27, 1947 to Raymond and Maxine (Lownsbery) VanCleve in Lansing, Michigan.

Vera was a longtime dog breeder with Minature Pinchers. She enjoyed reading, cooking especially baking, going to yard sales, Vera loved being out in the garden and then canning her vegetables she raised. Her dogs and cat were her favorite animals. Vera loved her grandchildren with all her heart.

Vera is survived by her children; Tammy (Mark) Slentz of Springport, Michigan and James Ledvina of Lansing, Michigan, her grandaughter and caretaker; Jessica (Brandon Jodway) Mast of Olivet, Michigan, her brother; David (Barb) Lownsbery of Eagle, Michigan. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her son; John D. Roderick, and her brothers, Ralph Lownsbery, Daniel Lownsbery and Tony Lownsbery.

A memorial service for Vera will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the family.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services, 723 US Hwy 27 N, Marshall, Michigan 49068. Please visit to view the online obituary, to sign the online guest book or to leave the family condolences.

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