THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Mary T. Hofer
Issue Date: July 30, 2019
Mary Therese Hofer, 64, of Menominee, Mi., passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019 at home with family and friends by her side. During her two year battle with pancreatic cancer, she received care from many and received many cards, emails, playlists, words of encouragement, thoughts and prayers.
Born July 17, 1954, to the late Leo LeMay and Mary Anne Steber, she graduated from Marinette Catholic Central High School in 1972 and began a career in typesetting and design at the Herald-Leader. In 1986, she started her own business, Superior Type and Design and also worked in the Marketing Department at Ansul/Tyco for nearly 30 years.
She grew up three blocks from her future husband, John, but rarely venturing down 12th Avenue, she first met him in 1978 when he joined the Herald-Leader. They began an office romance and married in October of 1981.
An avid sports fan and reader, she had many full bookcases and also enjoyed crocheting, cross stitching and knitting, with every niece and nephew receiving an afghan as a high school graduation gift.
She believed live music was the best music and was familiar with mosh pits. They enjoyed visits to museums, Churches, restaurants and bars along with family and friends. The couple loved to eat and she loved to cook. Every trip included fine dining and often a cookbook and with the right spices, those dishes showed up on their dining room table with wine pairing.
She had fun appearing in two feature-length motion pictures, The Godfather of Green Bay and the Aquarians. A founding member of the Menominee Lioness Club, she also belonged to the First Presbyterian Church, the Marinette Menominee Chamber of Commerce and was Menominee's Centennial Belle in 1983.
Survivors include her husband of 38 years, John; a sister, Barb (Greg) Sylvester of Waunakee; a brother, Jack (Patti) LeMay of Eagan, Mn.; three nieces; three nephews and many extended family members including brothers- and sisters-in-law; cousins; nieces and nephews and their families from the LeMay, Steber and Hofer families.
Relatives and friends are invited to join the family at Riverside Golf Club in Menominee on Friday, Aug. 2 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and are asked to bring a memory to share. A memorial fund is being established to honor and remember her through a community need she believed in.