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Judith F Knesting

September 27, 1938 November 20, 2018
Judith F Knesting
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Judith F. Knesting, 80, of Wisconsin Rapids, passed away on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, at Aspirus Riverview Hospital surrounded by her loving family and friend. Judy was born on September 27, 1938, in Nekoosa, to the late Charles and Elsie (Martinson) Kopelke. On November 1, 1958, she was married to Louis Hoffman Sr. in Wisconsin Rapids. He preceded her in death. On October 15, 1986, she was married to Kenneth Knesting and he also preceded her in death.

Judy was a homemaker. She loved her family and always enjoyed when they would stop by to visit. She was very proud of them. She was an excellent cook and loved to bake. Her chocolate chip cookies were some of the best. She loved playing cards through the years with her family. She enjoyed reading, gardening, her pets, watching the Green Bay Packers and crafts. Polka Sunday was one of her favorite days. For several years, Judy was a school bus driver at Safe-Way for special needs students and a foster Mom to many. Judy had a wonderful laugh and beautiful smile that warmed everyone.

Judy is survived by her son, Shane (Chris) Hoffman; daughter, Kerrin (Paul) Najemik; eight grandchildren Dustin (Leslie) Hoffman, Brandon Hoffman, Sara (James) Helgeson, Danielle Domine (Christopher), Deanna Domine (Brandon), Jeremiah Prust, Mikaela (Kent) Dampier Jacob Najemik; five great grandchildren, Benjamin Domine, Jase Hoffman, Carter Helgeson, Tia and Robin Dampier; foster daughter Gina (Matt) Komatz; sister-in-laws, Bonnie Kopelke and Margaret Young; and dear friends Kathy Powell (Eddie).

In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by her son, Louis “Beaver” Hoffman Jr; son, Cory Hoffman; daughter, Robin Prust; and brother, Patrick Kopelke.

A private family gathering will be held.

The Mid-Wisconsin Cremation Society is assisting the family. For online condolences, please visit

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