Obit: Hatlestad, Alma A. L .( 1912 – 2014)


Surnames: Hatlestad, Wuethrich, Dettmering, Goeing, Hoffman

----Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Abbotsford, Wis.) 17 Dec 2014

Hatlestad, Alma A. L .(6 DEC 1912 – 9 DEC 2014)

Alma Augusta Louise Hoffman Hatlestad, 102, Withee, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, at the Clark County Health Care Center with loved ones by her side. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., on Friday, Dec. 12, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Withee. Rev. Tom Myhre officiated. Burial was held in the Riverside Cemetery in Withee. Pallbearers were Alma's grandsons: Todd and Troy Hatlestad, Jeff and Mike Dettmering, Tayt and Trevor Wuethrich, Kent, Heath and Wade Hatlestad and Shane and Chad Hatlestad.

Alma Hoffman was born on Dec. 6, 1912, in Steger, Ill., the daughter of Otto and Alvina (nee Goeing) Hoffman and baptized on Dec. 29, 1912, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Steger, Ill., by Rev. W. W. Meyer. Her family moved to the Town of Holway, Taylor County, in 1916. Alma was confirmed on Oct. 11, 1925, at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Stetsonville by Rev. M. J. Hillemann. She married Alfred Hatlestad on June 17, 1936, in Stetsonville, with Rev. G. O. Krause presiding. Together they had six children on whom she unselfishly doted. Alma was a loving, dedicated wife, mother and homemaker. Most important to Alma was her family. She lived on a farm in Holway until 1963 when the family moved to Withee. Alma was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Withee, where she was involved with the Ladies Aid and Bible Study. Their home was always open to family and friends and her passion was cooking. You never left her home hungry and she always had homemade bread, cookies and apple sauce. Mom and Dad were the best babysitters and always willing to meet our needs.

Alma is survived by her six children, Kathryn Louise (James) Larson, Barbara Ann (Roger Kramer) Dettmering, Norman Alfred (Nancy) Hatlestad, James Allan (Delores) Hatlestad, David Lynn (Charlotte) Hatlestad, and Lois Jean (Dallas) Wuethrich; 22 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Alfred, on Aug. 27, 1989; a granddaughter, Susan Larson; baby boy Wuethrich; a son-in-law, Roger Dettmering; and two brothers, Otto (Fern) Hoffman Jr. and Adolf (Eleanora) Hoffman.

"What would we give if we could say "Hello Mother" in the same old way? To hear her laugh and see her smile, to sit with her and talk awhile. So you, who have a Mother, cherish her with care for you'll not know the heartache until you see her vacant chair."
"Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure."

Condolences may be directed to

The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home, Owen, assisted the family with arrangements.



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