Funeral Details

Evelyn J. Hoffmann

September 5, 1943 - January 25, 2024


Date and Time

Sunday, January 28, 2024 at 11:00 AM


Chicago Jewish Funerals
Skokie Chapel
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077
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Rabbi Nancy Landsman


New Light Cemetery
6807 North East Prairie
Lincolnwood, Illinois 60712
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Hoffmann Residence
1007 Romona Road
Wilmette, Illinois 60091
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Sunday upon return from the cemetery until 5PM.

Memorial Contributions

Jewish United Fund
Ben Gurion Way
30 South Wells Street
Chicago, Illinois 60606


Evelyn J. Hoffmann, nee Heins. Beloved wife of the late Howard M. Hoffmann. Loving mother of Michelle (Jay) Hoffmann-Jingst and Robert (Genevieve) Hoffmann. Proud and doting grandmother of Porter, Hayden, Asher and Brennan. Devoted daughter of the late Sidney and Irene Heins. Dear sister of Yvonne Heins and Sharon Laws.

Evelyn began her career as a Chicago Public School teacher. At the age of 36, with two small children and a husband with a busy law practice, Evelyn decided to go back to school for her law degree. Taking night classes and juggling a busy family life, she followed her dreams and became a lawyer. She then began her second career as an attorney, working for the State of Illinois advocating for people with disabilities. Her greatest joy, however, was her family, especially her four grandsons.

Services Sunday 11AM at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd., (at Niles Center Road), Skokie. Interment New Light Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jewish United Fund, Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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My condolences to your loving family, whom you loved so much. Thank-you for sharing your warm friendship, thoughtful insights, and generosity. We miss you. Sally and Wade Freeman

Sally Freeman
January 25, 2024
I am so saddened by here untimely death,as I k ow her family and many others are. In 8 short. Months we became very close friends. We went to High Holy day servIc es and to concerts together. spent menny hours sharing our family and professional lives. I am moving into the apartment next to hers February 1st.
I can only imagine how shocking and difficult for you all.
I will be at the funeral and interment
May you know how much she meant to so many people at the Merion.

Carol Goldbaum
January 25, 2024
Stunned to hear of Evelyn's passing. It was just a few weeks ago we sat in the
library and talked for 3 hours.
We laughed a lot, she was fun and she was wise.
I will miss her and her sunny smile. My condolences to her loving family.

January 26, 2024

Helene Maram
January 26, 2024
When Evelyn and I were members of Kol Ami, she and I had many lovely get-togethers - a lovely lady and a good friend.

ferle terry
January 26, 2024