Walter Funeral Homes

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


Susie Ann Hofmann went home to be with her Heavenly Father on September 23rd, 2019. She will be dearly missed as a mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and dear friend to many. Memorial Services will be held on Monday Sept. 30th at 11 am at Bethany Mennonite Church of Freeman. Visitation and viewing will be Sunday from 5 - 7 pm at Bethany Mennonite Church with a prayer service to be said at 7 pm.  Arrangements by Walter's Funeral Home of Freeman.

Susie Ann Wipf was born to Jacob E. and Susanna (Stahl) Wipf on August 11, 1927 in rural Freeman, South Dakota. Susie was one of eight children and she was later baptized at the Hutterdorf church in rural Freeman. She attended the Walz Country School of rural Freeman for 8 years. She later met Rheiny Hofmann and the two were wed on February 24, 1958 in Luverne, MN. They lived in various parts of South Dakota until they settled in Freeman to raise their two sons, Perry and Preston.      During her working years, Susie took on numerous jobs. She was a telephone operator, a CNA at the Freeman Nursing Home, a lab worker at Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI) and a waitress at the Freeman Café.

During the summer of 2004 they moved to Mountain Lake, Minnesota. While there, Susie volunteered at the Care and Share and Ten Thousand Villages store and followed God’s calling which led her to take part in many activities at the Bethel Mennnonite Church. In December, 2010 they moved to Yankton, where she passed away suddenly in their home on September 23, 2019.

Susie was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She was always found in the kitchen cooking or baking something delicious. She enjoyed spending time with friends and family. She would always call or write a letter to check in.

Susie is survived by her husband, Rheiny. Sons, Perry (Cheryl), Mountain Lake, MN; Preston (Penny), Yankton. Grandchildren Patricia (Robert) Bartell, Elizabeth, Katherine, Victoria, Christina; Laurissa, Joey, Shauna (Shawn). Great grandchildren: Eli, Owen, and Liam Bartell, Kaydence Schmidt, Quenten Waddell, Aria Hill, step-grandson Kenny(Jess) Jenson and their children, Krystianha, Savannah, Lucas, Korbin. Siblings Herman (Inez) Wipf, Freeman; Naomi Braun (Bill Sinclair), Albia, Iowa and many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death are her parents, Siblings Jake Wipf, Mary (Eldon) Schmeichel, Kathryn (Judson) Wolf, Elizabeth (Ferd) Gross, Barbara Wipf, brother-in-law Norman Braun.



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