Edna Hocchalter 1920 – 2019


Edna Hochhalter, 98, of Miller, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2019 at the Good Samaritan Society in Miller.

Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Miller with Rev. Max Miller officiating. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the funeral service. Burial will be at G.A.R. Cemetery, Miller, at a later date.

Edna Cora Albrecht was born November 27, 1920 in Mound City, SD to Philip and Christina (Schaffer) Albrecht. On September 24, 1938 she married Rudy Hochhalter and they lived on a farm south of Ree Heights, SD and northwest of Hoven, SD. In 1946 the family moved to Miller where Edna cleaned homes and worked for the Heidepriems for over 20 years. Rudy and Edna always had a garden and a house full of antiques. Edna was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Miller where she and Rudy served as custodians for 12 years. Other hobbies that Edna enjoyed were crocheting, playing cards, collecting salt and pepper shakers, and keeping active in the VFW auxiliary.

Edna’s memory will be cherished by those whom she is survived by: her step-daughter, Madora Bahr of Warrenton, OR; step-son, Wayne (DeMaris) Hochhalter of Cedar Falls, IA; 15 grandchildren: Julie Bonefas, Cherie (Russ) Allen, Jim (Jeanne) Hochhalter, Stephen Bahr, Bruce Bahr, Shelia (Noble) Hutchinson, Deb Briddle, Judy (Kim) Dostal, Kevin Hochhalter, Curtis (Beatrice) Hochhalter, Holly (Blair) Lewis, LauraAnn Mckown, LauraLea Johnson, Dale ( Jessica) Hochhalter, Charla (Chad) Ewing; 29 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; and special neighbors Kervan and Jane Vander Wey from Perry, MI, who she claimed as her son and daughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; four sisters; four brothers; her son, Russell Hochhalter; step-son, Harlen Hochhalter; three grandchildren: Alan Bahr, Barbara Rude’, and Molly Nelson; two grandsons-in-law: John Bonefas and Scott Briddle; and two great-grandchildren.

Reck Funeral Home of Miller has been entrusted with Edna’s arrangements. Visit www.familyfuneralhome.net