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Barbara "Jean" Hoffman, 83, of Rockford, passed away on December 9, 2017. She was born on July 16, 1934, in Moline, IL, the daughter of James and Rosemary (Gotthardt) Miers. Graduate of West High School. Jean was married to Richard Tassoni for 10 years. Jean worked at Barber Colman for 25 years. She was a charter member of Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. She loved bowling, dancing, knitting, crocheting, playing cards and casinos. Jean was an avid Cubs and Bears fan.
Survived by her daughters, Debra (John) Alis of Raleigh, NC and Leslie Orlando; son, Richard (Denise) Tassoni of Rockford; grandchildren, Nicholas Alis, Luke Tassoni, Lauren and Mandy Ginn, Jordan Tassoni, and Ashley Alis; brother, James (Carolyn) Miers of Mississippi; four nephews; sister-in-law, Cathy Miers of Rockford; special friend for many years, Bill "Moon" Mullen; and neighbor of 62 years, Ann Marino. Special thanks to the staffs at Alpine Fireside and Mercy Health Hospice.
Memorial Visitation and Celebration of Life will be Friday, December 15, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, North Main Chapel, 2811 N. Main St., Rockford.

Condolences & Shared Memories (8)

  1. Jim and Nancy Miers

    Deb Rick and Leslie sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prays are with you.

  2. Dave Hall

    Debby and Rick, Sorry to hear about your mom. I always thought she was a special lady. I remember many good times at the house and in the pool. My thought are with you.

  3. Kathryn Lynn

    Debbie, Rick and Leslie, Deepest sympathies to you all. Your mom was always a kind and caring friend to the Heinkel clan. We shared many good times and lots of laughs.

  4. Laurie Nelson

    I'm so sorry for your loss. I have so very many fond memories of spending time with the kids at Grandma Jean's pool. She wasn't even my kids' grandma, but that never stopped her from opening her home to us! She really enjoyed her life!

  5. Nancy Updegraff

    Rick, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  6. Jeannie Jackson

    Rick, I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I'm certain God was waiting for her with loving, open arms. It is those left behind on this earth that suffer, and my heart goes out to you and your family. God bless. With deepest sympathies,

  7. Lois Walker

    Debra and family - So sorry for your loss. Never ready to say goodbye to our Moms. Cherish the many memories you have shared together! They will give you comfort - and an inner peace. Keeping you all uplifted in prayer.

  8. Brenda Murray

    Rick, Words, however kind, can't mend your heartache. And no matter how old we are, losing a parent is one of the deepest sorrows a heart can know. Her goodness, her caring and her wisdom live on…like a gift of love that will always be with you. I'm so sorry for your loss. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.


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