THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Pastor Bill Kamke officiated at funeral services at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12 at Jones Funeral Service, Oconto Falls, for Sandra Sandy Hoffman, 65, of Kelly Lake.
Visitation took place at the funeral home on Friday, Jan. 11 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and continued on Saturday at the funeral home from 8 a.m. until time of the service. Cremation followed with burial of the urn in Pine Hill Cemetery, Spruce. She died suddenly Wednesday morning, Jan. 9 of natural causes in the ER of Community Memorial Hospital.
Born Oct. 28, 1947 in Green Bay to Harold and Dorothy (Gagnon) Giese, she grew up in Oneida and attended Pulaski Public Schools. As a teenager she moved to San Diego, Calif., where she attended nursing school, earning her CNA.
She returned to Wisconsin and lived in De Pere for many years where she was employed at an area paper company. On Sept. 11, 2004 she married Daniel Killer Hollman in the backyard of the home they shared. Since living in Oconto County she was employed for many years at Community Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls.
She enjoyed collecting things, especially tea pots and was looking forward to ice fishing with her husband in the Kelly Lake Fishing Derby. The couple also took care of Pine Hill Cemetery in the Town of Spruce.
Her husband, Daniel survives, along with a daughter, Cheryl Knoll; five grandchildren; three brothers, Kenneth Giese of Pulaski and Ronald and Edward Giese, both of Morgan; four sisters, Susan (Jerome) Wierschke of Denmark, Sharon (Pete) VandeHei of Green Bay, Faye (Jake Gronnert) Gerndt of Suring and Phyllis (John) Plutt of Hanncock, Mi.; her father-in-law, Eugene Hollman of Kelly Lake; a brother-in-law, Donald (Jane) Hoffman of Kelly Lake and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Harold Giese on Dec. 19, 2012 and her mother, Dorothy; a son, Travis Knoll; a grandson, Davin Knoll and her mother-in-law, Helen Hoffman.