Walter Funeral Homes

Serving the communities of Freeman, Marion and Bridgewater, South Dakota


Dolores Goldstine, 93, of Bridgewater passed away on Jan.12th at Ava's Hospice surrounded by family.  Mass of Christian burial will be held Thursday Jan. 17th at 10 am at St. Stephen's Catholic Church of Bridgewater. Visitation with family present will begin at 5 pm on Wednesday at the church with a Rosary to be said at 6:30pm.
Dolores (Hoffman) Goldstine, daughter of Ed and Caroline (Determan) Hoffman was born April 7, 1925 in Bridgewater, SD. She attended St. Stephen's Catholic grade school. She graduated as Salutatorian from Bridgewater High School in 1943.

After high school mom moved to Sioux Falls and worked for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company. She was a phone operator in the officers club on the Air Force Base in Sioux Falls. There she met and later married Carl (Goldie) Goldstine in 1946. They moved to Detroit, Michigan and later to Kenosh, Wisconsin where she continued to work for the telephone company.

In the fall of 1948 mom and dad moved back to Bridgewater and raised 5 children. Lester (Mickey) Goldstine, Brad (Deb) Goldstine, Deb (Dan) Mehlbrech, Arla (Jeff) Hansen, and Lisa (Steve) Hoffman.

Dolores was very proud of her 14 grandchildren; Mike Goldstine, Tim Goldstine, Aaron (Cass) Goldstine, Scott (Sara) Goldstine, Kristina Goldstine, Laura Mehlbrech, Kevin Mehlbrech, Katie (Alex) Ward, Abbie (Jeff) Cornelius, Kim (Nathan) Hoekstra, Whitney Hansen, Holly (Justin) Hotchkiss, Ryan (Katelynn) Hoffman, Heidi (Koby) Plimpton.

Her 16 great grandchildren were her greatest joy. Rex and Miles Goldstine, Jack and Lucas Goldstine, Eloise Ward, Macey, Kennedy, and Brody Hoekstra, Ben Cornelius, MaTaya and Gabbie Hotchkiss, Kroy, Maliya, and Remy Hoffman, Kooper and Kinzlee Plimpton.

Mom was a member of St. Stephen's Catholic Church and a very active member of Christian Mothers. She was an avid gardner and had one of the most beautiful flower gardens in Bridgewater. She loved to knit, crochet, and sew. Reading, playing Bridge and Pinochle were her favorite past times. She will always be remebered for her jellies, party mix, bundt cakes, chocolate chip cookies and breads.

She is survived by her children, grand children, and great grandchildren. Her siblings Evelyn Garry, Alida Ahlers, Sharon Tuschen, and Jerry Hoffmam. In-laws Annabelle Hoffman and Ray Schoenfelder along with many nieces and nephews.

Dolores was preceded in death by her husband Goldie and her great grandaughter Josephine Rose. Parents Ed and Caroline Hoffman, siblings; Harold Hoffman, Norb Hoffman, and Mary Ann Schoenfelder, in-laws; Dolores Hoffman, Russ Garry, Steve Weber, Marvin Ahlers, Larry Tuschen, and Shirley Hoffman.


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