Beatrice “Trixie” Hofmann Power passed into heaven on December 6,
2022 to be with her Lord Jesus and into the waiting arms of her husband
Glen. She was born in Nurnberg, Germany on May 27,1938. Her mother
Auguste, named her after a princess born the same year: Beatrix of the
Netherlands. Trixie as she was affectionately called journeyed to America
by boat and arrived in New York harbor on March 5, 1953 with her mother
and two sisters. Her mother married again after being widowed, to Master
Sergeant of the US Army Tom Clark of Mount Sterling, Illinois. It was a
small community and the three sisters thrived there.
It was in Mount Sterling where Trixie excelled academically in high school
and played the French horn in the band. She won the prestigious honor of
being named a Daughter of the American Revolution. After graduation she
went to Western Illinois University.
On a blind date while attending college she met Glen and they fell in love
at first site. They were married on June 4, 1960 and their love story lasted
62 years. She was a loving mother to her children Guy and Janet. In 1968
the family moved to Fort Pierce, Florida to start a wonderful life together.
Trixie began her career with the SLC school district rising from a school
clerk to executive secretary for the Superintendent. With her hard work
and affectionate personality she retained her position through many
Superintendents of the school board. After 30 years of service Trixie
retired and enjoyed her many hobbies.
She enjoyed cooking, sewing, photography, golf, and precision car racing.
She was victorious in auto cross racing winning many awards. Trixie even
acquired not one, but two “Hole in One’s” on the golf course. She
received many ribbons for her photography in local contests. Her joy for
cooking German potato balls for family dinners turned into potato ball
eating contests. The banter around the table was hilarious, and her most
treasured time was spent with her family.
Oma later became her name, which is grandmother in German and she
was more than a grandchild could ask for. Time is the most precious gift
we can give someone and she gave her children and grandchildren a lot of
fun play time and love. Oma is a true role model to all of us as a human
being and living for other people.
Trixie took time to visit her family back in Germany as well. She took many
trips with Glen to her home county and took a lot of family members there
as well to visit her roots. She loved to dance to her polka music and was a
longtime member of the German American Club.
As a faithful member of Immanuel Lutheran church, Trixie practiced her
faith in God. She lived life to the fullest every day by working hard and
loving her family much harder. We will all miss our precious little Oma on
this earth but are at peace knowing she is with her beloved Liebchen.
Trixie was predeceased by her husband Glen Power, parents Erwin
Hofmann and Auguste Clark, and sister Christa Bailey. She is survived by
her children Guy Power and Janet Power; sister Karin Gustafson (Nels); six
grandchildren Derek Power (Carly), Tyler Horvath, Ryan Power, Taryn
Horvath Rains (Hyman), Trevor Horvath, and Kevin Power; great
granddaughter Augusta Joy Rains; nieces and nephews Jeff Bailey,
Jennifer DeSart, Karla Gustafson, Steve Simpson, and Cindy Roe.
Services: Visitation will be held on Monday, December 12, 2022 from
10:00-11:00 AM with a service to follow at 11:00 AM at Haisley Funeral Home,
Fort Pierce. Burial will follow at White City Cemetery. Arrangements are under
the direction of Haisley Funeral Home, Fort Pierce. An online guestbook may
be signed at