Pearl Ann Weststeyn Hoff was born on October 17, 1915 in Twin Brooks, South Dakota and went home to heaven on September 29, 2016.
She is survived by her children, Margaret Fredriks (Glenn), Jay Hoff (Linda) and daughter-in-law Lennie Hoff. She is dearly loved by her seven grandchildren, Bob Snodgrass (Sara), Donna Clark (Scott), Wayne Snodgrass (Pam), Lori Hoff Snyder (Larry), Johnna Hoff, Sonya Oppedyk (Richie) and Jonathan Hoff (Jenna). She also leaves her sister, Wilhemina Levering, 19 great grandchildren, 12 great-great grandchildren and 18 nieces and nephews. Welcoming her home to heaven are her husband Henry; son Jon; parents Jacobus and Johanna Weststeyn; siblings Ann Boersma, John and Art Weststeyn; son-in-law Warren Snodgrass; daughter-in-law Helen Hoff and many other family and friends.
Pearl moved to Ripon from Iowa in 1945 where she was a helpmate to her husband on their ranch and a devoted mother to her three children. She was a member of Calvary Reformed Church where she taught catechism, was active in women’s ministry and faithful in prayer and attendance. She was known as an excellent seamstress, for her cookies, cakes and pies and her desire to always help whatever the need. Her enduring faith is a continuous blessing and inspiration for those who remain to continue her legacy of active love. Pearl and Henry were able to travel extensively in their motorhome until Henry’s death in 1993. Pearl spent the last two and one-half years at Bethany Home and the family is thankful for the competent and compassionate care she received there.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Deegan Ripon Memorial Chapel. A visitation will be held on Thursday, October 6, from 5-7 p.m. at Deegan Ripon Memorial Chapel, 111 South Palm Avenue, Ripon. A celebration of life will be held on Friday, October 7, at 11 a.m. at Calvary Reformed Church, 724 Second Street, Ripon. Memorial gifts may be made to Bethany Home, 930 West Main Street, Ripon, or to Calvary Church Memorial Fund. For condolences to the family, please visit Pearl’s online guestbook at www.deeganfuneralchapels.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Wednesday, October 5, 2016