According to Lynn Wilder with the Clerk’s Office, a Republican Party caucus will have to be held at least 10 but not more than 30 days after Hoffa’s death. In the meantime, Wilder will serve as acting clerk, and business will continue as usual.
At the time of her death, Hoffa was still finishing out the term begun by Tasha Foerg and was recently elected to a full, four-year term as county clerk that was set to begin in January. Wilder says whoever is chosen for the position will get to remain in office through 2022. She explains that while the appointment is technically just until the end of the year, the fact that Hoffa won’t be able to take the oath of office for her next term means the person chosen during the caucus will keep the position.
Funeral services for Hoffa are Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. EST at the First Christian Church in Winamac, with visitation there Friday from 2:00 to 9:00 p.m.