Bette Hohwieler, age 78, of Chester, passed away Monday, September 28, 2020 at her home.
Funeral services will be 10:30 AM on Friday, October 2nd at Our Savior Lutheran Church with Rev. Clint
Thorson officiating. A luncheon will follow immediately after the service and then procession to
Pleasant Hill Cemetery for burial. Visitation will be 5-7 PM on Thursday at Rustand-Weiland Funeral
Chapel with a prayer service at 7 PM. While in attendance, please wear a mask and follow COVID
guidelines. The funeral will be livestreamed on Our Savior Lutheran Church’s Facebook page. Online
condolences can be sent at Bette Jean Henrickson was born December 11, 1941 near Madison, MN, as the only child of Arthur &
Myrtle (Olson) Henrickson. She grew up on a farm outside of Madison, MN and graduated from
Madison High School in 1960. She was working at Patrick Henry Middle School in Sioux Falls when she
met Donald Hohwieler at a dance and a year or so later, they were married on February 15, 1964 at St.
John Lutheran Church, Chester. They lived in Chester for several years, while she worked at Sioux Valley
Electric. The young couple eventually moved from Chester to their farm place now, just a few miles
west of Chester. In 1967, Bette became the business manager at Chester Area School and held that title
for 34 years before her retirement in 2001. After her retirement, she started working again at Chester
Farm Service as an administrative assistant and did so for the next 10 years.
Some of Bette’s pastimes are playing card games and traveling with friends, especially to Branson.
Spending time with her family was always so very special to her. While growing up, Bette had no
siblings to play with and it always bothered her. She will be remembered for her encouragement to
other young couples which was to have more than one child because it was “no fun being by yourself.”
For those that did know, one of Bette’s many talents made her “famous” in the area and that talent was
baking lefse. Every year, she would have numerous requests for her lefse by her family and friends.
Grateful for sharing her life is her husband of 56 ½ years-Don of Chester; daughter-Jolene (Steve)
Winberg of Canova and son-Dan (Jolee) Hohwieler of Sioux Falls; four grandchildren-Kyle & Katelyn
Winberg and Hannah & Sarah Hohwieler.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one infant daughter.

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