Marguerite Anne Hoh, 100, Luverne, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, at the Mary Jane Brown Home in Luverne.
A funeral service was Saturday, Feb. 3, at the United Methodist Church in Luverne. Burial followed in the Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne.
Marguerite Norton was born Sept. 24, 1917, to Floyd and Sara (Thomas) Norton in Magnolia Township. She attended Country School District #6 through seventh grade. She attended Luverne High School and graduated in 1934.
On May 29, 1939, Marguerite married Barney Hoh. They worked on the Lawerence Willers farm in Luverne Township until 1943 when they purchased their farm in Magnolia Township. Barney died in 1983 and Marguerite moved into Luverne in 1984. In 2007 Marguerite moved into The Oaks in Luverne. In March 2015 she moved to the Mary Jane Brown Nursing Home in Luverne.
Marguerite and Barney raised crops on their farm. Marguerite helped with chores, gardening and canning. After moving to Luverne, she was active with the Hannah Circle at the United Methodist Church and organized the work groups for funerals, weddings and the Band Festival. She enjoyed bus tours throughout the country. Marguerite lived in Rock County her entire life. She was the fourth generation to live on or near farmland originally homesteaded by her ancestors.
Marguerite is survived by four children, Mary (Larry) Hawes, Beaver Creek, Bill (Patty) Hoh, Excelsior, Dorothy DeGroot, Spencer, Iowa, and Jim (Rachelle)Hoh, Sioux Falls, South Dakota; nine grandchildren, Mark (Maria) Hawes, Sheri (Jon) Finke, Laura (Jay) Fritzke, Michael (Stacy) Hoh, Aaron (Amanda) Hoh, Jeremy Hoh, Megan DeGroot, Nicki DeGroot and Jud (Graciela) DeGroot; 15 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her brother, Robert; her sister and brother-in-law, May and Everett Wharton, and her parents.
Arrangements were provided by Dingmann Funeral Home of Luverne, dingmannandsons.com.