Keith Latrel Hiemstra

Dates

February 28, 1922 - September 30, 2015

Obituary

 

Keith Latrel Hiemstra was born February 28, 1922, at Kingsley, IA, to Jay and Marguerite (Bruce) Lehner. She attended Union Country School in Union Township, rural Plymouth County, IA. On September 29, 1941, she married Orlo Hiemstra in Wayne NE. They farmed near Kingsley, IA until 1953, when they began farming in the Mitchell area. In 1974, they moved to a farm in the Storla area where she worked in the Storla Sunset Nursing Home for many years. Keith was an active 4-H Leader and Extension Club member. She enjoyed her grandkids’ sporting events, and also writing letters was a favorite pastime, but most of all she enjoyed the time spent with her family.

She is survived by her children: Delbert (DeAnna) Hiemstra, Surprise, AZ, Norma (Rodney) Tuttle, Mitchell, Beverly (Rodney) Spellbring, Gillette, WY, Darla Kjelden, Brandon, SD, Merlin (Mike) Hiemstra, Seffner, FL, Dennis (Vickie) Hiemstra, Mitchell, Bryant Hiemstra, Letcher; 17 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; one sister, Hope Freidrich, Anthon, IA; a brother-in-law, Maynard DeBoer, Archer, IA and five sisters-in-law: Lucy Lehner, LeMars, IA, Eunice Lehner, LeMars, IA, Charlene Lehner, Milford, IA, Frances Hiemstra, Aurelia, IA and LaVern Hiemstra, Kansas.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 2003, three brothers: John in infancy, Verl (Bud), Dale and Delmar Lehner, three sisters: Bonnie in infancy, Joy Baker, Betty DeBoer; three brothers-in-law: Harley, Lester, Orville Hiemstra and two sisters-in-law, Ethel Hiemstra and Katie Hiemstra.

 

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established to Foundation Fighting Blindness, 7168 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite 100, Columbia, MD 21046.

 

 


Visitation(s)

Date
Friday, October 2, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota

Service

Date
Saturday, October 3, 2015
Time
11:00 AM
Location
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota

Cemetery

Trinity Lutheran Cemetery
Storla, South Dakota


entry posted by Karen Spelbring on 10-06-2015
Dear Bev, Rod and families,
We are so deeply sorry to hear of the loss of your mom and grandmother,
Bev, I tried to call Rod tonight to get your #. We don't get the newspaper everyday and we had no idea about your sad news. I read it last night and realized that we had missed all of your mom's services. We love you all and would have been there for you if we had known. We are so very sorry. May God's love surround you @ this difficult time and bring you comfort. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. If there is anything we can do, please don't hesitate to let us know. Hugs, LOVE & Prayers, Karen, Chad, Kari, Kim and families.
entry posted by John and Julie Studer on 10-04-2015
Mike,Serina and Neal. John and I send our deepest sympathy in the passing of your mom and grandmother.May God hold you in his loving arms during this time.
entry posted by Kari (Lehner) Pratt on 10-03-2015
So sorry to hear of the loss of Aunt Keith...please give Grandpa a hug in heaven!
entry posted by Steve @ Roxie Lehner on 10-02-2015
Sorry for your loss , My thoughts and prayers are with you,
entry posted by Mary Sue Green on 10-02-2015
May you keep your memories close to your heart through this difficult time and beyond. Hugs to Mike, Serina, and Neal.
entry posted by Bill and Lisa Mathis on 10-01-2015
our condolences to your family. Our thoughts and prayers to you all.
entry posted by Coleen Kirchhevel on 10-01-2015
Also my thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends!
entry posted by Coleen Kirchhevel on 10-01-2015
I enjoyed taking care of Keith, she was so cute and just so sweet! I also loved that she had such a supportive loving family! She will be missed
entry posted by Jeannette Knigge on 10-01-2015
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.
entry posted by Cathy Aylstock on 10-01-2015
My thoughts and prayers are with Mrs. Hiemstra and all her family... May your memories of her comfort you during this time of sorrow.
entry posted by Doris u on 10-01-2015
I have many happy memories of the.times we(the 2 Grandmas) were together for so many happy times. I will miss them.
My sincere sympathies to her Family.
May she rest
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