Susan “Sue” J. Hoff
Susan “Sue” Johnson Hoff (nee Cory) passed away June 25, 2020, after a sudden and brief fight with cancer. Her 83 years were full of family, love, adventure, travel and friendship.
Sue was born in Galesville, June 16, 1937, to Carlyle and Hazel (nee Legreid) Cory. She married Gordon Hoff, June of 2001. After marrying Gordon, she opened her heart to his children and grandchildren, and loved them dearly. Sue and Gordon made their home in Birchwood, WI., and Bloomington, IL.
Family came first with Sue. She cherished birthdays, family trips and any other occasion that was a reason to celebrate and be together. She was a huge supporter of her kids’ and grandkids’ activities. Sue attended as many sporting events, school functions, and musical performances as she could. As the consummate hostess, her door was always open to friends and family. Her culinary skills were legendary, and she made everyone feel welcome.
Sue was always involved in her community. Her contributions are too numerous to list them all. She believed in giving back and helping wherever she could. Sue also made many friends through a variety of actives, including the Friday night tennis group, book club, gourmet group, PEO, St. John’s Lutheran Church and choir, garden club, snowmobiling trips, IBM and State Farm families. Sue made many treasured friendships through these groups and they gave her joy every day.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Allen Johnson (married 1957) in 1999. Surviving are their children: Eric (Magdalen) Johnson in La Crosse; Cory Johnson in Washington D.C., and Kirsten (Joe) Stewart in Bloomington, IL.; grandchildren: Jack Stewart, Josh Stewart and Camille Susan Kellogg Johnson; her sister, Kathy (Butch) Fournier in Ohio; and other extended family members.
She leaves us with a legacy of unconditional love, compassion for others, a strong moral compass and one heck of a recipe book! Sue will be missed every day by her family and friends.
Funeral services were held June 30, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Bloomington, IL. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, it was family only. The service was live-streamed for those who wished to participate virtually, and is accessible through this link: https://bit.ly/382cobx.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church/Elevator Project (Galesville, WI); and the Community Cancer Center (Normal, IL).