Lucille Hettinger


November 25, 1926 - April 15, 2019


Lucille Hettinger, 92, Mitchell, died Monday, April 15, 2019 at Avera Brady Health and Rehab.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am Monday, April 22 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Mitchell. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 pm Sunday with a scripture service and rosary at 7:00 at the Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell.

Lucille Magdalene Hettinger was born November 25, 1926 at home in White Lake to Bernard and Malinda (Mairose) Gales. She grew up attending St. Peter’s Catholic School through the sixth grade and then attended White Lake Public School and graduated from White Lake High School. During high school she worked at the White Lake Telephone Office and Post Office. On October 12, 1950 she married Marvin Hettinger. In 1952 they moved to the family farm south of White Lake where they farmed until moving to Mitchell in 1984. Lucille enjoyed growing many indoor plants and doing volunteer work at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital and the Thrift Store. She and Marvin were involved in several dance clubs and enjoyed traveling to dances with their many friends. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church where she led the Altar Society Funeral Committee for many years, the Moose Lodge, the American Legion and VFW Auxiliary.

She is survived by nine children: David (Joan) Hettinger of Mitchell, Joan (Ralph) Schoenfelder of Sioux Falls, Mike (Marlene) Hettinger of Mitchell, Susan (Harlan) Spaans of Corsica, Paul (Janice) Hettinger of White Lake, Diane Hettinger of Brookings, OR, Dale Hettinger of Goodyear, AZ, Mark (Kathy) Hettinger of Mitchell and Carla (Dana) Jensen of Mitchell, 20 grandchildren, 50 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, two brothers: Gene (Barb) Gales of Gillette, WY and Larry (Linda) Gales of White Lake.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin, three sons: Philip, Robert and Daniel, grandson, Steve Schoenfelder, brother, Marvin and his wife Margaret “Blonde” Gales.




Sunday, April 21, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM Scripture Service with Rosary

Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens Ave
Mitchell, South Dakota 57301


Monday, April 22, 2019
10:30 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church
222 North Kimball Street
Mitchell, South Dakota 57301


Calvary Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Cheryl John blom on April 22, 2019
You all are in our thoughts and prayers
Posted by Vicki Pfann/Gene Sandmeier on April 22, 2019
Sorry for your loss....Thoughts & prayers
Posted by Elwin & Rosalie Hohn on April 22, 2019
Our deepest sympathy to the Hettinger families, our thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time.
Posted by Sybil Schuldt Hedrick on April 18, 2019
So sorry for your loss. My sympathy to the entire Hettinger family.
Posted by Arlen and Anne Moke on April 18, 2019
So sorry for your loss.
Posted by Tom & Deb Koch on April 17, 2019
Our deepest sympathies to all the family!
Posted by Charlie & Wanda Kobes on April 17, 2019
So sorry to all of you for your loss ! You all are in our thoughts and prayers in this hard time .
Posted by Kari Wald-Gales on April 17, 2019
Our sympathies on your loss!! Such a faith filled lady!! Hugs and prayers! Steve, Kari, and Family
Posted by Ron and Joan Dunn on April 17, 2019
Our deepest sympathy to all of Lucille’s family. Enjoyed being in club with Lucille, we had many laughs!!
Posted by Patty(Thiry)Surat on April 17, 2019
My sympathy to the families, she was a sweet lady.
Posted by Doug & Nancy Scheetz on April 17, 2019
Sorry to hear about the death of your mother. We extend our sympathies to the entire family. 💐
Posted by Sandra Combs Hettinger and family on April 17, 2019
Sincere sympathy to the Hettinger family!
Posted by Jeanette Reifers on April 17, 2019
I am so sorry. Your Mom was loved by many. I'm sure you have many fond memories and she will be sadly missed by many. Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Cara Hunt (Hettinger) on April 16, 2019
You will be truly missed. <3
Posted by Kathy McBrayer Remund on April 16, 2019
So sorry for your loss everyone! Your mom raised a great family!
Posted by Karen VanOverschelde on April 16, 2019
What a great legacy you left behind! Love your baby girl Carla💛
Posted by Bill & Maxine Schroeder on April 16, 2019
Our prayers and sympathy to all of the Hettinger family.
Posted by Marie Kurth on April 16, 2019
So sorry for your loss.
Posted by Marilyn Odland and family. on April 16, 2019
Carla and family so sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers to all.
Posted by Trish Weber on April 16, 2019
Sorry for your loss. Prayers to you all.
Posted by Christie and Dave Ruml on April 16, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Prayers and thoughts are with you all
Posted by Kimberly Pedroncelli on April 16, 2019
So sorry for everyone’s loss. Prayers for everyone
This was my X mother-in-law she was so wonderful with me and the kids. She will be truly miss.
Posted by Colleen Tegels DeJong on April 16, 2019
Sorry for your loss. She was a sweet lady. Always said hello with a smile.
The whole family is in my prayers
Posted by Mary Hoffman Vanderheiden on April 16, 2019
Sorry for your loss! Lots of good memories growing up and spending time with the Hettinger family. RIP Lucille.
Posted by Kathy Schroeder on April 16, 2019
So sorry for your loss prayers for family.
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