Darlene Hohn

Darlene Hohn


Dates

February 25, 1935 - December 13, 2022

Obituary

Darlene Hohn, 87, of Ethan, SD, died Tuesday, December 13, 2022, at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM Saturday, December 17, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Dimock. Burial will be at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5-7:00 PM at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church with a 6:30 PM prayer service. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Darlene Marie Hohn was born February 25, 1935 to Harold and Marie (Goldammer) Uptagrafft in Mitchell, SD. She attended Country School, Plano Consolidated School, and graduated from Mitchell High School in 1953.

Darlene married Wilibrd Hohn at Holy Family Catholic Church in Mitchell on February 18, 1954. Darlene was the proud mother of eleven children. She and her husband Wilibrd worked faithfully on the farm west of Ethan, SD, to provide for their children. Despite her large family, Darlene always made time to care for and help others genuinely. (Often called "Ma Hohn" in the Ethan Community) She provided unconditional support and love for her family, neighbors, and friends. She had a great sense of humor and offered wise support and faith-filled advice. She was a member of St. Peter and Paul Church in Dimock, and served as a Catechism teacher (when her kids were younger) and as an Altar Society member. Darlene and Wilibrd enjoyed attending church, dancing, and meeting couples at the Elks Lodge and dance halls. The love that Wilibrd and Darlene displayed for their 68 years of marriage was impeccable.

Darlene was a remarkable cook and baker. She was known for her delicious homemade bread, rolls, pies, and buns. Darlene enjoyed preparing meals for her family and those that helped on the farm. She found joy in sewing, playing basketball, softball, crosswords, puzzles, and reading magazines. Darlene loved shopping in Mitchell and often came home with several items, such as clothes and stuffed animals, that she felt bad for sitting on the shelf or hanging all alone. Most were missing an eye, squashed face, or "imperfect." A prime example of her unconditional love for all, it even led to non-living items. Darlene loved being surrounded by her family, talking to them on the phone and playing cards. Darlene and Wilibrd enjoyed watching game shows. She could compete with the best of the best contestants.

Darlene was very proud of the family she and Wilibrd created. Darlene left a powerful impression while on earth, and her legacy will forever be in the hearts of all who knew her. Well done faithful servant!

Darlene is survived by her husband, Wilibrd; children: Cheryl (Bruce) Anderson, Sioux Falls, Dave (Karen) Hohn, Ethan, Rich (Paula) Hohn, Sioux Falls, Barb Pierkowski, Sioux Falls, Judy (Bob) Freeman, Mitchell, Todd (Amy) Hohn, Mitchell, Bev (Scott) Johnson, Sioux Falls, Lisa (Jeff) Larson, Mitchell, and Jan (Nick) Bahmuller, Alexandria, SD; 28 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren; brothers: Wayne Uptagrafft and Richard Uptagrafft; sisters: Doris (Ron) Bender and Ruth Wilson; brother-in-law, Rodney Klinger; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her sons, Robert and Mark; grandchildren, Clint Hohn, Matthew Sherburne, and a grandson in infancy; parents, Harold and Marie Uptagrafft; brothers, Robert Uptagrafft and Donald Uptagrafft; sister, Joyce Klinger; son-in-law, Steve Pierkowski; brother-in-law, Jim Wilson; sisters-in-law: Ila Uptagrafft, Marilyn Uptagrafft, and Sid Uptagrafft.


Visitation(s)

Date
Friday, December 16, 2022
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location
6:30 PM Prayer Service

Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church
146 W 1st St
Dimock, SD 57331

Service

Date
Saturday, December 17, 2022
Time
10:30 AM
Location
Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church
146 W 1st St
Dimock, SD 57331

Cemetery

Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery
Dimock, SD 57331


Posted by Doris and Ron Bender on December 30, 2022
Heartfelt condolences to Wilb and to the entire family. Sister Darlene will be forever missed by all who knew her and loved her. There’s another star in heaven now.
Posted by Bryan and Diane Slaba on December 18, 2022
Our sympathy and prayers to all of Darlene’s family.
Posted by Marilyn hart on December 15, 2022
Sorry for your loss. Prayers going out to the families.
Posted by Ron and Marlene Jendersee on December 15, 2022
We are so sorry for your loss. Our sincere sympathy to the whole family.
Posted by Mike and Michele Duffy on December 15, 2022
Our condolences and prayers to the entire Hohn family.
Posted by Rose oberembt and family on December 15, 2022
Our deepest sympathy
Posted by Corinne & Dave Weber on December 15, 2022
Our Sincere Sympathy! May Darlene Rest In Peace! Hugs & Prayers!!
Posted by Ruth A. Wilson on December 15, 2022
So sorry for our loss. My deepest sympathies to the family and brother in law, Wilb.
Posted by Steve and Sheryl McClure on December 15, 2022
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Darlene was a wonderful person. Always enjoyed visiting with her. May God bless.
Posted by Mark & Marilyn Thuringer on December 15, 2022
So very sorry to hear about Aunt Darlene - please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sending Deepest Sympathy
Posted by Ron and Jan Witcombe on December 15, 2022
Barb - May many fond memories help you through this very difficult time of life!! Love!!!
Posted by Mary Schaefer on December 15, 2022
Your mother will be missed by many and she was loved by all. Heaven gained a beautiful angel.
Posted by Mary Lou (Herman)Bruna on December 14, 2022
The Hohn family you have my sympathy. Darlene was such a very sweet & kind person. My Uncle Bud Hohn is the connection. My thoughts & prayers are with all of you.
Posted by Charles and Linda Oster on December 14, 2022
Our sincere condolences to the family.
Posted by Joni & Marv Thome on December 14, 2022
Our thoughts & prayers are with your entire family. Hold your memories close to your heart.
Posted by Andrea Pierkowski on December 14, 2022
What a grand lady, so loved and a giver of love. My thoughts are with all who knew and cherished her.❤
Posted by Lynda & Roger Fonder on December 14, 2022
Lifting prayers for the Hohn family in this difficult time.
Posted by Sharon Rumbolz on December 14, 2022
Living down the road in our growing up years my sister, Carol and I spent many wonder times at the Hohn farm. Darlene always made us feel welcomed and part of their family. She was an amazing woman and I am so lucky to have known her. Our deepest sympathy to the families , I will forever keep her kindness in my ♥!
Posted by Willie and Kay Schoenfelder on December 14, 2022
Sending prayers and our deepest sympathy to the Hohn family
Posted by Pamela Rohr on December 14, 2022
I'm so sorry for your loss, Prayers to the entire family
Posted by Tim and Karen Harrington on December 14, 2022
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Hohn family!! We included your mom’s name in our prayer bag which we laid at every holy site on our trip to the Holy Land!!
Posted by Sarah Miller on December 14, 2022
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. She truly was a remarkable woman and it’s evident in the deep roots and love she has left with her family.
Posted by Charolette Peterson on December 14, 2022
Thoughts and prayers for the Hohn family.
Posted by Vicky hohn on December 14, 2022
Wonderful woman sorry for your losses sendings prayer
Posted by Elwin on December 14, 2022
My deepest sympathy to Darlene's family, may God grant you all strength at this difficult time.
Posted by Jenna Daley Doorn on December 14, 2022
Thoughts and prayers to the Hohn Family.
Posted by Lisa Johnson on December 14, 2022
My sympathies and prayers to the Hohn family
Posted by Gary and Mary Stadlman on December 14, 2022
We send our sincere condolences to Darlene’s family. Darlene was a true lady, her soft spoken, sweet smile. You are in our prayer , God wrap you all in His love in the days to come. Rest In Peace, Darlene.
Posted by Gary and Mary Stadman on December 14, 2022
We send our sincere condolences to
Posted by Ernie & Deb Hohn on December 14, 2022
Our sincere sympathies to Darlenes’ family.
She was a very kind lady.
She’ll be greatly missed, by many.
Posted by Kathy (Kelly) Metzinger on December 14, 2022
Thoughts and prayers during this difficult time to the Hohn family.
Posted by Chuck and Pat Hohn on December 14, 2022
Our sympathy to the family and friends of a gentle giving soul.
Posted by Joan Goldammer Reimann on December 14, 2022
Love and Prayers are sent to the Hohn family
Posted by Gale Kurtenbach on December 14, 2022
Thoughts and prayers to the Hohn family.
Posted by Elaine Neugebauer on December 13, 2022
My deepest sympathyto the Hohn family
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