Kathryn Klein Hoffmaster

Kathryn Klein Hoffmaster passed peacefully November 28, 2014, at Sparrow Hospital, Lansing. Katie was born December 21, 1922, in Grand Rapids to Michael and Edith (Brown) Klein. Following her mother’s death, Michael married Florence Taft and Katie was raised as their daughter. She was currently of Lansing, Michigan.

Kathryn graduated from South High School in Grand Rapids in 1939 and from Grand Rapids Junior College in 1941. She sang in the choirs at the East Congregational Church and the Fountain Street Church in Grand Rapids for 25 years. On October 3, 1959, she married Roger Hoffmaster and they enjoyed many years together golfing and traveling. She retired in 1977 from Michigan Bell as a Commercial Service Representative with 35 years of service. Katie was a member of Plymouth Congregational Church, Great Lakes Lighthouse Association, and Telephone Pioneers of America.

Over the years she traveled to England, Wales, Germany, Italy, France, Ireland, Scotland (golfing at St. Andrews), climbed the Great Wall of China, rode a burro into the Grand Canyon, traveled the Panama Canal, and walked the Mackinac Bridge on Labor Day 48 times. Katie and her sister, Eleanor, enjoyed visiting historical Michigan lighthouses together, and she had many good times with her golfing and bowling friends. A life well lived!

She is survived by her sister, Eleanor K. Hastie, a nephew and several nieces, caring cousins, and many friends. Predeceasing her were her parents and husband Roger.

Per Katie’s request, cremation has taken place and no services are scheduled at this time. Memorial contributions may be sent to Plymouth Congregational Church, 2001 E. Grand River, Lansing, MI 48912. Arrangements are by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.

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