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Marian L. Hofacker-Stoughton

Marian passed away Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Rose Arbor Hospice in Kalamazoo.

She was born February 28, 1935 in Kalamazoo the daughter of Everett and Beulah (Pike) Wiggins. Marian finished high school in 1977 and graduated with her mother, daughter and cousin, Harry. She had worked at Angle Steel, McPherson Cleaners, Big Top in the flower department and had owned and operated M&M Ceramics.

Marian was a skilled seamstress and quilter and enjoyed working with her hands. She also enjoyed gardening and fishing. Most of all she loved walking in the rain and always encouraged her children and grandchildren to jump in the mud puddles.

She was a volunteer with Wings of Hope Hospice for 25 years and was a member of the Island City Quilt Guild and Chula Vista Garden Club.

On June 18, 1952 she married Merle Hofacker who passed away in 2006. In December 2009 she married Morris Stoughton who survives.

Also surviving are her children, Lee Roy Hofacker of Kalamazoo, Weston (Valley) Hofacker of TN, Mark Hofacker of Pullman, Cindy Hofacker of Plainwell and Frank (Bobbi) Hofacker of Cooper Township; 9 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren and her siblings, Bill Wiggins, Frances Steinbach, Phyllis Jones and Mike Wiggins.

She was preceded in death by her first husband; son, Warren Hofacker; daughter-in-law, Vicki Lee and her siblings, Wayne, Buddy, Everett and Terry Wiggins and Martha Redson.

Friends may visit with Marian’s family from 2-4 P.M. and 6-8 P.M., Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where a funeral service will take place at 2:00 P.M., Thursday, March 15, 2018 with celebrant Bill Rose officiating.

Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery, Plainwell.

Contributions in memory of Marian may be made to

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Donna Hopkins Colegrove

March 12, 2018 at 9:49 pm

Marion and her family were our neighbors when I was growing up. She helped me get my first job at McPherson’s Cleaners as a counter girl. She always was bubbly and had a big smile for everyone. My prayers go out to her family.


Becky Dennis

March 12, 2018 at 10:03 pm

Marian was such a sweet lady. Many thoughts and prayers to the family and friends.


Robin Boulter

March 13, 2018 at 6:04 pm

Thank you Becky


Denise Wilson

March 13, 2018 at 7:26 am

She was such a wonderful person I remember coming and doing ceramics she was such a big help in designing my lamps! She will be miss!


Mary Runchey

March 13, 2018 at 11:05 am

I knew Marian through Wings of Hope Hospice as a volunteer. We worked on many projects together…the Allegan County Fair booth, numerous auctions and garage sales to name a few. She had a upbeat personality and was always a lot of fun to work with. Blessings and prayers to her family.


Robin Boulter

March 13, 2018 at 6:01 pm

I am sending out my love and prayers to all of my blended family. On Saturday, March 10th, we lost Marian Hofacker-Stoughton. She had been married to our dad, Morris Stoughton, for 9yrs. She also brought to our family her 4 sons and 1 daughter to our 4 boys and 1 girl. Please join me and say a prayer for her family and ours. Thank you to Rose Arbor for making her last days so peaceful. Thank you to Wings of Hope Hospice in Allegan and Life Care in Plainwell for all of their care also


Carolyn Jordan

March 13, 2018 at 6:11 pm

My heart goes out to you all. Your mom was a sweet lady & greatly respected throughout the entire community. May she always be remembered for all the good she spread wherever she went. Many hugs of comfort.


Alan Hopkins

March 14, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Great “mom” neighbor. Friend of the family. So I went to visit her a couple a weeks ago first thing Marine asks: Set any fields on fire lately! Got to love it!


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