Arlene O. Hoeck, 95, Hills, died Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, at the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills.
A funeral service is at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, at East Side Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, with burial at Memory Gardens in Luverne.
Memorials are preferred to the East Side Lutheran Radio Broadcast or to the Tuff Memorial Home.
Arlene Sundem was born Aug. 26, 1925, to Sam and Kristine Sundem near Hills. She was baptized and confirmed at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Hills. She graduated from Hills High School in 1943 and then attended Nettleton Commercial College in Sioux Falls. She graduated in 1944 and then worked as a secretary at McKinney-Allen Insurance.
Arlene married Gordon Hoeck on Oct. 5, 1947, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Hills. The couple farmed near Hills and Jasper before returning to farm at Hills.
Arlene was a member of East Side Lutheran Church, active in WELCA, Altar Guild, teaching Sunday School and playing the piano for the Sunday School children’s music time for many years. She also was responsible for the church cradle roll for a number of years.
Arlene was active in the Valdres Samband and Sons of Norway. She and her mother and sisters traveled to Norway in 1976 through the Sons of Norway.
Arlene is survived by her two children, Linda Hoeck of Sioux Falls and Darwin Hoeck of Hills; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon, in 1985; her parents; two sisters, Margaret Anderson and Selma Rich; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; and four nephews.
Arrangements were provided by George Boom Funeral Home of Sioux Falls, www.georgeboom.com.