HURON — Ida Anna Hohm, 92, of Huron and former rural Yale resident, went to her eternal home Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at the Violet Tschetter Memorial Home.
Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, August 1, at Bethel Mennonite Brethren Church of rural Yale. Interment will be in the church cemetery with a lunch following in the church dining room. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 31, at the Kuhler Funeral Home with her family present from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday evening. A time of sharing will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the Kuhler Funeral Home.
Ida Anna Hofer was born at home November 10, 1924, to Joshua and Anna Hofer. She attended country school in Milford Township, graduated from Yale High School, and studied at General Beadle College in Madison. She then taught public school for one year.
Ida married the love of her life, Jimmy Hohm, June 18, 1944, at Bethel Mennonite Brethren Church, where she was an active member. They farmed together all their married life, until they moved to Violet Tschetter Memorial Home the summer of 2014, where she received excellent care.
Ida took great pride in her 72 year marriage, her sons and daughter, nine grandchildren, and sixteen great grandchildren, friends, church, and community. She loved all of her neighbors and helped and encouraged them. A close neighbor described Ida as special because she acted from her heart and kept in mind the hearts of others, that she was admired, precious, and could never be replaced. Ida was compassionate, loving, and an amazing woman filled with the love of the Lord. Many will miss her sweet, encouraging letters, and the “visual treats” she included.
In her younger years, Ida enjoyed painting the exteriors of farm buildings, raising chickens, gardening, and canning. She was famous for her fried chicken! She painted many unique oil pieces of art, which included familiar rural landscapes and family portraits. She also enjoyed reading the Bible, teaching sunday school, singing in the church choir, and being a member of the Dakota Harmony Singers for 12 years. Two cherished trips were to the Holy Land and Russia.
Grateful for having shared her life are her son, Phillip Hohm of rural Huron; son, Dr. Charles (Marlene) Hohm of San Diego, Calif; daughter, Bethel (Chris) Serck of Hudson; son, Ludwig (Julie) Hohm of rural Yale; brother, Ben (Agnes) Hofer of Huron; sister, Goldie Wedel of Carpenter; brother-in-law, Sam Wollman of Huron; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Amy and Jeff Kempf (Ellie, Jacob) of Huron, Anna-Marie and Steve Pelletier (Annaliese, Jillian) of Alpine, Calif., Dr. Jonathan and Sarah Hohm (Mason) of Alameda, Calif., Alexandra and Matthew Sadowski (Jackson) of Temecula, Calif., Joshua and Kasanda Serck of Fairfax, Va., Dr. Luke and Stephanie Serck (Sydnee, Evan, Isaac) of Yankton, Mary and Cory Hughes (Jack, Caroline, Hazel) of Sioux Falls, Jesse and Katie Hohm (Elaina, Alexandra, Audri, Elizabeth) of Huron, and Susanna and Dan Strutz of Mountain Lake, Minn. Ida also leaves behind Norma’s loving family and Marlene’s family in Canada whom she did not get to meet. Ida cherished her many nephews and nieces.
Ida was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Hohm on August 11, 2016; parents, Joshua and Anna Hofer; sister, Mary Wollman; daughters-in-law, Vicki Hohm, Linda Hohm, and Norma Hohm; brother-in-law, Palmer Wedel; sister-in-law, Elsie Hofer; niece, Helen Wedel; nephew, Paul Wedel; sisters and brothers-in-law, Matilda and Henry Tschetter, Viola Hohm, Dr. Ted and Martha Hohm, Dr. Paul and Carol Hohm, Olga and Dr. William Pfautz, Ewald and Marguerite Hohm, and Ella and Roger Bradfield; nephews, Dr. Tom Tschetter, and Bill Pfautz; and niece, Marsha Hohm-Paladino.
Special thanks from the Hohm family, to Dr. Robert Hohm, and the staff at the Violet Tschetter Memorial Home for the attentive care given to our mother.
Memorials may be directed to the Byron Bible Camp.