Christina Lynn “Christi” Hoffa
Christina Lynn “Christi” Hoffa, 38, of Winamac, went home to be with the Lord at 10:02 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20. She passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family after a very hard-fought and courageous battle with leukemia.
Christi was born Nov. 20, 1980, at Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac. She graduated from Winamac Community High School in 1999. In 2003, she received a bachelor’s degree from Manchester University and went on to earn a master’s degree from Purdue University. On June 29, 2002, Christi married her soul mate, Timothy F. Hoffa Jr., at the First Christian Church in Winamac.
Christi worked hard and succeeded at many things in life. She worked several years as an EMT for Pulaski County EMS and Alliance EMS. She proudly served the people of Pulaski County as deputy auditor and recorder. Christi was currently serving as the Pulaski County Clerk of Courts and was a member of the Association of the Clerks of the Circuit Courts of Indiana. She was proud of the work that she and her girls in the office had accomplished during her first term. During Christi’s time as clerk, she worked with a great team of friends to reform the county’s election procedures. Christi was looking forward to serving another term and continued working just days before she passed.
Christi was a member of the First Christian Church in Winamac where she had served as a deacon. She was currently serving as vice chairperson of the Pulaski County Republican Party. Christi formerly served as the secretary of the Pulaski County Republican Women’s Committee and as the Monroe Precinct Committeeman. In 2016, she was unanimously nominated by the Republican Women of Pulaski County for the Pulaski County Republican Woman of the Year during the annual Indiana Federation of Republican Women Conference.
Christi enjoyed working with children, whether it was as a coach or mentor. She was active with Pulaski County Special Olympics, Winamac Wellness Center Youth Soccer and Pulaski County Junior Achievement. Following the tragic loss of her brother, Bubba, Christi became an advocate for the Indiana Donor Network.
Christi was an avid Notre Dame Football fan. She enjoyed attending concerts and theatrical productions. Christi loved the outdoors, especially camping at state parks with the dream that she and Tim would be campground hosts later in life when they retired. She lived a very active life and especially enjoyed playing volleyball in the town park and running 5k races (including color runs). Christi finished the 2018 Indy 5k just seven months after receiving her bone marrow transplant.
Christi will be remembered as a mom and wife who loved her family with all she had and enjoyed just spending time with them. She will be sadly missed by many. Christi, you have fought the good fight, you have finished the race and you have kept the faith.
Survivors include her husband Timothy F. Hoffa Jr. of Winamac; children: Madi Liz and Ethan; mother Vicki [Brian] Hodson of Rochester; father Greg [Tracey] Shorter of Winamac; sisters: Ashley [Sean Flory] Stemm of Nappanee, Emily Campbell of Winamac, and Jamie [fiance Brandon Sells] Shorter of Lakeville; sisters-in-law Brandi Shorter of Winamac, and Beth Heater-Rude of Star City; brother-in-law Duane [Jenn] Hoffa of Westchester, Illinois; stepsisters: Jade [Aaron] Cox of Denver, and Morgan Hodson of Denver; grandparents: Ron and Nita Baker of Rochester, Linda and Les Stigen of Winamac, and Jim and Betty Shorter of Winamac; stepgrandparents: David and Joan Hodson of Peru, Linda and Saryl Prather of Denver, Janice Berger of Goshen and Keith Soales of Las Vegas, Nevada; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. She was also the loving aunt of: Talyn, Belle, Kaden, Damion, Khooper, Ellie, Parker, Mikey, Lexi, Karter, Domanic, Brayden, Savannah and Nate.
She was preceded in death by her brother Michael “Bubba” Shorter; father and mother-in-law Timothy and Elizabeth Hoffa; and brother-in-law Greg Hoffa.
Visitation was from 2-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, at the First Christian Church in Winamac. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at the First Christian Church in Winamac. Pastors Jeff Seger and Rick Abbott officiated. Burial took place at Star City West Cemetery in Star City.
Memorial contributions may be made to Indiana Donor Network Foundation (www.indianadonornetwork.org) or to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (www.lls.org) or to Riley Children’s Foundation (www.rileykids.org).
Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.
(Pulaski County Journal — Nov. 28, 2018)