Howard Hoyme

Howard Hoyme

Howard Berdell Hoyme, 97, of Hills died Sunday, June 27, 2021, at the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills.

A funeral service was Thursday, July 1, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Hills. Burial followed in the Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery at Hills.

Howard Hoyme was born Jan. 24, 1924, on a farm west of Hills to Emil and Ella (Colby) Hoyme.

Howard married Lois Sundal on Sept. 21, 1952, at First Lutheran Church at Colton, South Dakota.  They made their home at Hills.  He enjoyed farming and the mechanics of machinery.  His hobby was woodworking and he made several pieces of furniture and knick-knacks. His wife died in 2004, and he continued to live in their home until he became a resident of the Tuff Memorial Home.

He was a lifelong member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Hills, where he served on the church boards, as deacon, trustee and usher. He also served on the Elevator Board and as a Township Supervisor.

He enjoyed travel. He especially enjoyed visiting the birthplace of his and also of his wife’s grandparents in Norway.

Howard is survived by his children, Neal (Kathy) Hoyme of Pierre, South Dakota, Holly Willmer of Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Eric (Wanda) Hoyme of Hills; eight grandchildren, Nicole Hoyme (Clint Haffner), Jessica (Dan) Oltman, Michael Hoyme, Kyle (Rachael) Willmer, Kevin Willmer (Jillian Pannell), Alissa (Todd) Steve, Ashley (Tony) Wertish and Andrew (Krista) Hoyme; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; infant grandsons; brothers Neil Hoyme, Curtis Hoyme and Paul Hoyme; and sisters MaeLynn Larsen and Kathryn McClune.

Arrangements were provided by Jurrens Funeral Home of Hills, www.jurrensfuneralhome.com.

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