Francis Wohlleber, 99, of Summit, SD, passed away surrounded by her family in Summit, SD.
Funeral Services will be at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, at Hope Lutheran Church in Summit, SD. Burial will be at Hope Lutheran Cemetery near Summit. Luncheon will follow at Hope Lutheran Church.
Visitation will be 5:00 -7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at Fiksdal Funeral Service in Webster, SD. Prayer Service will begin at 7:00 P.M.
Francis LaVerna (Habeck) Wohlleber was born in Twin Brooks, SD on March 13, 1923, to Henry and Gretchen (Schneck) Habeck. She lived in the Twin Brooks area growing up and completed school through the eighth grade.
She moved to Milbank at the age of 16 and began her working career at St. Hubert’s Hotel. On March 13, 1946, she married John Wohlleber. To this union two children were born: James and Johnnylee. The family moved to the family farm in 1951 where she still resided today. In 1952, she contracted polio and suffered medical issues the rest of her life.
Francis was a very hard worker and worked at Dakota Poultry for 34 years – never missing a day even during bad weather. She was an integral part of starting the family farming operation. She continued to cook meals and bake goodies up until one week before her death. She enjoyed being outside and taking care of her flowers. She loved her family and was very involved in the lives of her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
She will be forever loved and missed by her son: Johnnylee Wohlleber of Watertown, SD; her three grandchildren: Lori O’Farrell, Becki (Chad) Steinocker, and Josh (Joni) Wohlleber, all of Summit, SD; nine great-grandchildren, Chase (Brandi) O’Farrell, Logan (Andy) Buchele, Presley (Adam) Jones, Shenia Steinocker, Jake Steinocker, Hudson Steinocker, Zoey Wohlleber, Jackson Wohlleber, and Jace Wohlleber; five great-great grandchildren and two on the way; and one brother Orville Habeck of Milbank, SD.
She is preceded in death by her husband John, son James, parents, sister Arlene Rude, and two infant grandsons, Matthew and Justin.
Pallbearers will be all her great-grandchildren: Chase O’Farrell, Logan Buchele, Presley Jones, Shenia Steinocker, Jake Steinocker, Hudson Steinocker, Zoey Wohlleber, Jackson Wohlleber, and Jace Wohlleber.