Arlene (Merz) Hofmann, 76, passed away unexpectedly on August 18, 2021 at the Wausau Manor.
She was born June 9, 1945 to Gordon and Marguerite (Viets) Merz in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and proudly graduated from Rufus King High School in 1963.
Arlene attended the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and received her degree in speech therapy.
In the early 1980’s she met Donald Hofmann and in June of 1986 they were married.
She worked many years in speech therapy, banking and retired in the claims department from Boller Group.
Arlene enjoyed attending the state fair, stock car races, going out with Don and watching the Badgers or Packers. Reading was something she did throughout her entire life, Arlene loved to read. She was a loving spouse and grandma. She valued her family very much and will be remembered for her hugs and generosity she shared to many.
She is survived by her husband, Don; children, Robert Hofmann, Robin Jamgochian; grandchildren, Marcus and Virginia Jamgochian; brother, Gordy (Karen) Merz; nieces, Kelly (Mike) Volin and Jody (Jim) Sedlachek.
Arlene was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral Service will be 11:00 am Wednesday, August 25 at Helke Funeral Home, 302 Spruce St. Wausau WI, with visitation beginning at 10:00am. Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery. Helke Funeral Home is assisting the family.