In Memory of Ann M. (Bengford) Hoefling



Ann M. (Bengford) Hoefling
Ann M. (Bengford) Hoefling
Born: July 7, 1957
Died: November 27, 2021
Age: 64
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Ann M. (Bengford) Hoefling
July 7, 1957 - November 27, 2021
From: Odebolt, IA

Ann (Bengford) Hoefling, age 64, of Odebolt, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, November 27, 2021, at the MercyOne Hospital of Des Moines, Iowa.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Thursday, December 2, 2021, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. Father Richard D. Ball and Msgr. Kenneth A. Seifried will officiate. Committal Services will follow in the St. Martin’s Catholic Cemetery of Odebolt, Iowa. A Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, with a rosary service at 6:45 p.m. and vigil service at 7:00 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Ida Grove, Iowa.

The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Odebolt, Iowa, is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at www.christensenvanhouten.com

Ann Marie (Bengford) Hoefling, the daughter of Donald P. and Darlene M. (Heires) Bengford, was welcomed into the world on July 7, 1957, in Ft. Collins, Colorado. The family made their home in Odebolt, Iowa, where Ann attended St. Martin’s Catholic School until the 4th grade and continued her education at Odebolt-Arthur Public School graduating with the class of 1975.

   On May 20, 1976, Ann married the love of her life Pat J. Hoefling, in the St. Martin’s Catholic Church of Odebolt. The couple made their home in Odebolt and were blessed with nine children: Joey, Nancy, Mike, Mitch, Matt, Vicki, Janet, Heidi, and Scott. Ann treasured being a stay-at -home mother and raising her family. She taught all of her children the love of our Lord and Savior while instilling a strong faith in each of their hearts.

   When her children started to grow up, Ann drove a school bus and cooked in the kitchen for the local Odebolt-Arthur school. She also worked at GOMACO of Ida Grove, Iowa, for 9 years before starting her own business, Hoefling Lawn Service. Keeping busy Ann also kept the books for the family's trucking business Hoefling Trucking and helped start the Triple H Truck Wash. Ann was not afraid of hard work. A jack of all trades, you may have enjoyed her smile as she made many friends bar tending at her daughter’s bar Jock’s in Odebolt.

   A faithful servant to her Lord, Ann lent her talents with the OCC, ODC, CEW, and the St. Martin’s Ladies Guild. She loved people and was active in her community. She could always be found lending a helping hand around town.

   Ann enjoyed trips to Mexico with her husband Pat and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Loving on her bulldogs Darci & Charlie, and taking in the scene from her patio with a BV Diet. She will be fondly remembered for her delectable caramel corn, her infectious smile, and her love for her family, community and her Lord. Ann’s memory will be cherished and treasured in the hearts of those who will love her forever.  

   Ann was called home and welcomed into her Savior's arms on November 27, 2021, at the MercyOne Hospital of Des Moines, IA, surrounded with the love of her family.    

   Those left to carry on her memory are her devoted husband of 45 years, Pat Hoefling of Odebolt, IA; children: Joey (Christy) Hoefling of Odebolt, IA, Nancy (Greg) Anderson of Odebolt, IA, Mike (Gretchen) Hoefling of Odebolt, IA, Mitch (Tami Estlund) Hoefling of Odebolt, IA, Matt (Brooke) Hoefling of Odebolt, IA, Vicki (Travis) Flink of Alta, IA, Janet (Judd) Thomson of Arthur, IA, Heidi (Eric) Phillips of Cherokee, IA, and Scott (Adilyn Williams) Hoefling of Odebolt, IA; 28 grandchildren; mother Darlene Bengford of Odebolt, IA; brothers: Mitch (Lois) Bengford of Odebolt, IA, Tony (Andrea) Bengford of Sioux City, IA, and Todd (Angie) Bengford of Odebolt, IA; sisters: Renee (John) Hanson of Cushing, IA, Jeanette Fertig of Odebolt, IA, Leah (Bob) Fineran of Ida Grove, IA, and Rose (Dave) Schultz of Odebolt, IA; sister-in-law Kathy (Dennis) Sateren of Wisner, NE; nieces, nephews, extended family and a host of friends.

   Ann is preceded in death by her father Don Bengford; and parents-in-law Leonard (Phyllis) Hoefling.


SERVICES

10:30 a.m., Thursday
December 2, 2021
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Ida Grove, Iowa

OFFICIATING

Father Richard D. Ball &
Msgr. Kenneth A. Seifried

CASKET BEARERS

Pallbearers Ann's Grandson's:
Carter, Zach, Garrett, Keaton, Isaac, Toby, Vincent
Hudson, KadenKarsen, Kellen, Blaine,Teel

Honorary Pallbearers Ann's Granddaughter's
Amber, Elizabeth, Leandra, Breanne
Hailey, Molly, Greysenne, Ava,
Harlow, Elowyn, Swayzi, Tegan
Terik, Quincy, Kemper


VISITATION

4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Rosary Service at 6:45 p.m.
Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Ida Grove, Iowa

MUSIC

"In Christ Alone'
"It Is Well With My Soul"
"The Lord's Prayer"
"Christmas Hallelujah"

INTERMENT

St. Martin's Catholic Cemetery
Odebolt, Iowa


Condolences


Monday, December 6, 2021 at 10:45 AM
“Sending our sympathy to the Hoefling & Bengford families sorry to hear about Ann. She always so friendly with a smile on her face. Going to miss our chats over the fence in the summer when she was moving the neighbors lawn. She may be gone but never forgotten in the town of Odebolt.”
- Tom & Rita Rake
Friday, December 3, 2021 at 9:14 AM
“So sorry to hear of Ann’s passing. She was a special person. Always had a genuine smile for anyone. She will be so missed by family and the Odebolt community. Prayers and thoughts with all. ”
- Deb (Etler)Anderson
Friday, December 3, 2021 at 9:14 AM
“Pat & family, you are in our thoughts today and in the days to come. Del & Marion Reeves”
- Del & Marion Reeves
Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 12:39 PM
“We are so sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Ann you will be so missed. Love you from Cousin Diane”
- Diane and Kim Richards
Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 11:07 AM
“Thank you Ann, for being so hard working and VERY kind . We definitely noticed and will not forget you... you helped make the world a better place. Our Sincere thoughts and Prayers to all the Family.....”
- Brian and Kim Hanson
Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 11:07 AM
“Our prayers and deepest sympathies for her family. ”
- Ray and Gaylene Rosburg
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 4:29 PM
“My deepest condolences to the entire Bengford and Hoefling families. May God heal your broken hearts. Taken way too soon. Rest In Peace Ann. Love your cousin Pat Barkley”
- Patricia Barkley
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 4:29 PM
“Deepest sympathy to Ann's Family
God Bless”
- Ann Wallace Leonard
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 4:29 PM
“Pat and family,
Very sorry to hear of Ann's passing and there are no words we can say to make you feel better or make the hurt go away. Just know your family is the hearts and prayers of many. May you feel the love of friends and family in the days ahead. Ann was a very special person and will be greatly missed. Peace be with all of your family.”
- TODD MISEL
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 4:29 PM
“So very sorry for your loss. Ann was such a beautiful woman She will be dearly missed by all”
- Ken Hurley and Vicki
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 4:29 PM
“Dear Pat, Joey and family
I am so sorry to hear the sad news that you lost your precious Ann! She was such an amazing lady! I got the joy of being the Bergford baby sitter when she was little! Always so helpful way back then! Ann will always hold a special spot in a lot of hearts! God bless all of you! ”
- Toni Werner
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 4:29 PM
“Pat and families. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Annie will be missed!”
- Barb Gronau
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 4:29 PM
“Our deepest sympathy. Ann was a special woman.”
- Mark Volkers
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 4:29 PM
“Ann will be missed by me and everyone else. But we have to remember it is not goodbye it is see you later. ”
- Wyatt
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 4:29 PM
“Leah so sorry to hear about your sister Ann our condolences to the family Kenny & Anne Thornhill”
- Kenny & Anne Thornhill
Monday, November 29, 2021 at 9:04 PM
“Dear Pat and family,
Ann wore many hats and took on each role with full speed and lots of love.
Rest assured she is wearing a halo with wings.
She’ll be forever at your side and letting you know she’s still standing by your side with lots of love and support.
Prayers and sympathy,
Erin McCullough & Rich Eberle ”
- Erin McCullough
Monday, November 29, 2021 at 9:04 PM
“Our prayers to all. Ann always had a smile and showed her family to be kind. She was an awesome lady. May she now enjoy eternal life.”
- Marie & Robert Baker
Monday, November 29, 2021 at 9:10 AM
“Pat & family,
May the lord comfort you and your family during this difficult time. You have our deepest sympathies.”
- Adam & Aundrea Suntken
Monday, November 29, 2021 at 9:10 AM
“Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to Pat and your entire family, Ann was a wonderful woman, a devoted Wife, Mother and Grandma, we will truly miss her beautiful smile and caring heart. God bless your family, and know you have much sympathy and support. Heaven has a beautiful soul. Mark and Bridget Drey”
- Mark and Bridget Drey
Monday, November 29, 2021 at 9:10 AM
“We are so deeply saddened at the loss of Ann. She was an incredible woman. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of her family and friends.”
- Michele(Fineran) Rumon
Monday, November 29, 2021 at 9:10 AM
“Sending my condolences to the family! Ann was a great person. ❤️”
- Shelley Vonnahme
Monday, November 29, 2021 at 9:10 AM
“Your family will get strength from each other through the faith & love you were brought up in. You all will be in our thought & prayers.”
- Patrick Mau
Monday, November 29, 2021 at 9:10 AM
“I was so very sorry to hear of Ann’s passing. She was one of the first people that welcomes me when I first went to work in Odebolt. Ann was truly one of a kind! She was beautiful inside and out. She will truly be missed by many!🙏🏻🙏🏻”
- Tami Eck
Monday, November 29, 2021 at 9:10 AM
“Sorry for your loss of a great woman that I was soo glad to have known”
- Brad Rosemeyer
Monday, November 29, 2021 at 9:10 AM
“So very sorry for the loss of Ann. Our thoughts and prayers to the family. ❤”
- CHERI Stowe
Monday, November 29, 2021 at 9:10 AM
“My sincere condolences to families of Ann Hoefling. Lean on Christ.for He will carry you.”
- Julie Kollbaum
Monday, November 29, 2021 at 9:10 AM
“I'm so dearly sorry to hear that Ann passed. I just hope everything gets better for you guys. I'll be praying, again so sorry my deepest sympathies are with you guys.”
- Jaelynn Pierce
Monday, November 29, 2021 at 9:10 AM
“Ann was such a beautiful lady inside and out and her family and town will miss her tremendously. The one thing that makes this bearable is knowing she is with our Lord and Saviour now and out of pain. 🙏💖🙏💖🙏 All my love and sympathy to her family!”
- Carol Sorensen Yocum
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