Clarissa N. Hoffman

Whittemore, Michigan
June 22, 1932 - June 3, 2018


Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 2 to 8 pm at the Buresh Funeral Home in Hale

Service Location

Whittemore United Methodist Church


Friday, June 8, 2018 at 11:00 am

Obituary Notice

Clarissa Norie Hoffman (nee Dorcey) went to rest in the arms of our Lord Jesus Christ June 3, 2018 at 1:05 a.m. A special thank you to her long term caregivers her loving daughter-in-law Diana and the staff at Lakeview Manor Nursing Home in Tawas City, MI where she resided.

Clarissa was born on June 22, 1932, at home in Whittemore, MI, the daughter of Charles and Ida Dorcey (nee Barton). Clarissa married Dennie D. Hoffman August 23, 1952 and was a lifelong resident of Whittemore, Mi. Clarissa was a lady as well as a tomboy who was truly loved, admired, and respected by all that met her. A bundle of energy she was willing to tackle any project she was faced with doing and she could do almost anything.

Left to mourn; two sons, Bruce E Hoffman of Cadillac, MI and David W (Diana) Hoffman of Whittemore; two grandsons, Bruce (Darcy) Hoffman Jr. (nee BJ) of Big Rapids, MI, Bobby (Alyssa) Hoffman of Midland, MI; two granddaughters, Kaylynn Hoffman and Danielle (Austin) Edmonds both of Whittemore, MI; five great grandchildren, Trevor, Gavin, Hope, Abby, and Clarissa; two great-great grandchildren Caiden and Brooklyn; five siblings, Elsie Rytlewski, Janet Kohn, Ethel Blust, Charles (Helen) Dorcey (nee TOM) and Bill Dorcey. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dennie Hoffman; daughter-in-law, Marlene Hoffman (nee Lee); sister, Helen Brotherton (nee Brawley, Dorcey) and several brothers-in-laws and a sister-in-law.

The family will receive guests at the Buresh Funeral Home in Hale, MI from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday June 7. The funeral will be at 11:00 a. m. at The United Methodist Church in Whittemore, MI, with Rev. Nathan Jeffords & Rev. Brenda K. Klacking officiating, with burial at the Saints Cemetery in Whittemore. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions to the United Methodist Church of Whittemore or United Federation of Women’s Club. Online condolences may be made to the family at


Memorials may be made to the Whittemore United Methodist Church or the United Federation of Women's Clubs.


Saints Cemetery


I will remember Clarissa for her dedication to the GFWC Women's Club of Tawas, serving as President, and also at the state level fundraising efforts. She was such fun! Rest in peace, dear Clarissa. You've worked hard all your life and now you can rest. See you in the sweet by and by!
— Christine Huebner
We send our prayers to Clarissa's family and many friends. She always had a smile on her face and a good word to share with
others. To us she was Bill's big sister as the years passed she remained in Whittemore and we saw her often on visits to
our home town. We keep her family in our prayers.
— Kathlene and Harry Keif
Clarissa was our choir organizer and has been dearly missed. RIP dear Clarissa
— Bud and Gayle Chipps
I’m so sorry to learn of the passing of Clarissa. May the family be comforted by the promise of the resurrection by Christ at John 5:28,29.
— Rose
Such a great lady!
— Alice Jordan
Sorry for your loss david and family
— Janice ( hall ) McKinnon
Made lunches for all of us while we played in the yard. Perogies were the best. She took me to school when it was too cold for the bus stop. Watched fierworks and a doe with two fawns play beneath the apple trees. We went Disney world. Got a big hug when I was at the hospital in cheboygan and they thought a young dave was gravely ill. I love her like my own mom. God-bless you clerisy.
— Gary bingle
GFWC Michigan women loved Clarissa & her fun loving
Comraderie at State conventions! I am still wearing items she & Janet recreated for sale to promote
Scholarships! Hugs to each of the family, honoring
a very grand LADY & friend to all!
— Muriel Gorthy

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