Karen Marie Hoff, 67, of Altoona passed away on January 12, 2019 at Sacred Heart Hospital surrounded by family. She suffered a stroke on New Year’s Day.

She was born January 23, 1951 in Neillsville, WI, to Emil Jr and Edna (Prust) Masephol, of Chili, Wisconsin. She grew up on the family farm. She graduated from Loyal High School in 1971. After graduation she went on to work at a few jobs. She worked in a printing department and later in sewing. She ended up working at the Quality Inn on West Clairemont Avenue.

In 1981 Karen married the love of her life, Roy Sr. They had 3 children and 37 wonderful years.

Karen enjoyed knitting, sewing, and reading.

She is survived by her Husband, Roy Sr; son, Roy Jr; daughter, Renee (Fiancé Ryan Sletten); Sister, Irene (Martens) of Wisconsin Rapids, WI; Mother, Edna (Prust) Masephol of Marshfield, WI, and many nieces and nephews; sister-in-laws, Janet Hoff, Rhonda Hoff, & Sueko Hoff; and brother-in-law, Gordon of Greenville Illinois

She was preceded in death by her father, Emil Max Masephol Jr; brother, Richard Alan Masephol; and infant son, Ryan Gene.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Smith Funeral Chapel with Rev. Robert Hoekstra officiating. Visitation will be from 1:00 pm until the time of services at the funeral home. Burial will follow services at Lakeview Cemetery in Eau Claire. Friends and family may leave condolences online at www.smithfuneralec.com.



  1. My condolences and prayers go out to the entire Hoff family during this time of loss. May all the memories that you have help to sustain you during the coming days, weeks, months, and years. May God grant you comfort and peace during this difficult time.

  2. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for all the family. May you all be blessed and consoled in the fact that Karen is no longer suffering from earthly problems. God has her now.

  3. I am deeply sorry for your loss. I’m reaching out with some encouragement as I too have lost many loved ones in death. One thing that has helped me to cope many times is a promise made by in the Bible at Acts 24:15. Here it says that we can have a “hope toward God” for He promises that “there is going to be a resurrection.” What a comfort to have “a hope of the everlasting life that God, who cannot lie, promised long ago.” (Titus 1:2)

    Another comforting Scripture, one of my personal favorites, is Psalms 37:29. It speaks of world conditions under God’s Kingdom rule. It says: “The righteous will possess the earth, and they will live forever on it.” A most reassuring promise indeed! I hope these verses comfort you like they have comforted me. My heart and prayers go out to you.

    Below is a link to a very encouraging Bible-based brochure entitled, When Someone You Love Dies. Please use your personal Bible with this brochure as you read it in the months ahead.


    Deepest Sympathies,

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