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2016-05-05

Suzanne "Suzi" Meyer-Hoffmann

1954-2016

Suzanne “Suzi” Meyer-Hoffmann, 62, was called to be with our Lord on Tuesday, April 26, after a long battle with cancer.
She dedicated her life to helping, teaching and coaching special needs children and adults. Suzi was a Special Olympics coach for Area XX for 38 years and an instructional assistant for 37 years at for Northside Independent School District.
Certified in bowling, basketball and track & field, she was selected as the 1999 Northside Coach of the Year. In 2009, she received another award for her dedication to Special Olympics.
For Suzi, Boy Scouts became an added adventure. She served as assistant Scout Master for Troop 378, along with Jo and Lee Roy McGraw. She helped her students earn merit badges and had the first handicapped Eagle Scouts in the State of Texas. Suzi also received two awards for her dedication to scouting – the District Award of Merit and the Phoenix Summer Camp Award.
In 1972, Suzi graduated from Ursuline Academy with a music scholarship to Our Lady of the Lake University, majoring in music and special education. She was also a member of Kappa Sigma Phi Sorority. She also attended SAC where she earned a certificate in sign language.
Additionally, Suzi donated her hair to kids who lost their hair due to cancer treatment. She was always helping a kid.
Suzi is survived by her loving husband of 13 years and caregiver, Dennis A Hoffmann, and adopted son Frankie Wiggins; grandchildren, Sharon and Bret and daughter Shannon Munson and family; mother Edith Grothues Meyer; and brothers, David Verstuyft, wife Laura and family; and Michael Verstuyft, wife Sharon and family, along with numerous cousins. She is also survived by her mother-in-law, Celestine Hoffmann; brothers-in-law, Charles and Thomas.
Suzi also had a large extended family which included her mama and papa, Fred and Gladys Greene and family, Yvonne, Theresa, Mark and Greg; sister and caregiver Sandra Miles-Wolfe, husband Roger and nephews, Shawn Andrews, wife Theresa; Jason Andrews, wife Ayla, son Tyler; Jaye & Randy Allee and family.
Suzi was predeceased by her father, Robert J. Meyer, and father-in-law, Dennis Hoffmann.
Many thanks go out to the doctors, nurses and staff who cared for, loved and treated Suzi during the past six years, at The Cancer Care Center, Iterium Hospice and Methodist Hospital.
Thank you to Rev. Gerry Haby for being with us during this journey along with Rev. Bernard Kayimbow, Rev. Jim Fischer and Rev. Larry Steubben, as well as to St. Francis Chapel in Mico for all their love and continued support.
Thanks go out to Suzi’s hospice team, Mr. Dexter, Myra, Kaycee and Ms. Lisa. This team was dedicated and so helpful to us during a difficult time.
We will miss Suzi’s laughter, smile and sense of humor. We lift our sister up to you, Father God.
A viewing, rosary and funeral mass will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 623 East Commerce St. at 8 am, Saturday, May 7. Parking validated in back of church. Internment will follow at St. Joseph’s Society cemetery on the corner of Montana and Pine Street.
Special thanks go out to all of the talent for singing the funeral mass.