Rosella W. Hooth, 96, of Corona, South Dakota

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Rosella W. Hooth, 96, of Corona, South Dakota passed away April 21, 2014.
Funeral services were held Friday, April 25, 2014, beginning at 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Corona.  Visitation was at Mundwiler Funeral Home Thursday evening from 5 - 7 p.m. and continued at the church one hour prior to the service.  Rev. Caleb Schewe officiated.  Music was provided by Corrine Hanson and Roy DeBoer.  Casket bearers were Dennis Rohlfs, Ron Moon, Chad Wendland, Jared Wendland, Chris Nelson, Todd Cina, Derek Lawrence, and Tim Miller.  Honorary bearers were Rosella’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Burial was in the Milbank City Cemetery.
Rosella Wilhelmine Hooth was born  July 20, 1917, to Thomas M. and Elsie W. (Hoffmann) Rohlfs in Roberts County, South Dakota.  She grew up on a farm in rural Corona, South Dakota.  Rosella was confirmed in Trinity Lutheran Church in Corona  November 13, 1932.  She completed eight years of education.
Rosella and Allan Hooth were united in marriage  December 8, 1939, by Rev. F. W. Hudsher in Trinity Lutheran Church.  To this union three children were born.  Rosella and Allan made their first home four miles southeast of Corona and in 1947 purchased a farm three miles west of Corona.   November 4, 1997, they moved to Milbank.  Allan died in 2001.  In May of 2009, Rosella became a resident of Northridge Residence in Ortonville, Minnesota.
Rosella was a devoted wife and mother.  She was an active participant on the farm where a variety of animals were raised and crops planted and harvested.  Her son, Dale, was born with Muscular Dystrophy and she cared for him throughout his life.  Rosella was faithful to her church and was a member of Trinity Ladies Aid.  She had many hobbies: gardening, both vegetables and flowers, reading, cheering on the Twins baseball team, playing parlor games, and fishing (she was especially competitive at that!).  Rosella was a wonderful cook and baker and her sugar and molasses cookies were the favorites of many.  After their move to Milbank, Rosella and Allan enjoyed morning coffee at Hardees where they made many new friends.  Quiet in demeanor, Rosella was a gifted listener.
Rosella died  April 21, 2014, at Northridge Residence in Ortonville, having reached the age of 96.
Cherishing her memory are her children:  Barbara (Roy) DeBoer of Benson; Karen (Gene) Wendland of Milbank, SD; six grandchildren: Vicki DeBoer, Scott (fiancé Nancy) Wendland, Chad Wendland, Kari (Todd) Cina, Jared (Meghan) Wendland, and Joelle (Derek) Lawrence; seven great-grandchildren: Oliver and Gordon Wendland; Rehme, Shali and Coy Lawrence; and Lauren and Brooke Cina; sisters-in-law Blanche Rohlfs of Milbank, SD, and Francis Munderloh of Milbank, SD; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Allan; her son Dale in 1961; two brothers: Roland and Darrel; and one sister Sylvia.
Mundwiler Funeral Home of Milbank was in charge of arrangements.  To leave online condolences please visit

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