May 3, 1922-March 18, 2012
MARSHALL - Services for Doris Hokins, 89, of Marshall, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Lutheran Church. Burial will be in the Marshall Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. The Hamilton Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
She died Sunday, March 18, 2012, at the Prairie View Health Care Center in Tracy.
Doris Elizabeth was born May 3, 1922, in Balaton, to Anton and Anna (Mattson) Miller. She was baptized and confirmed at Sillerud Lutheran Church.
On Feb. 24, 1944, Doris was united in marriage to Elmer Hokins in Sioux Falls, S.D. They lived in Alvin, Texas, for a year while Elmer was in the Army. Following Elmer's honorable discharge, they moved to Ellsborough Township and then to Clear Lake, S.D., where they farmed. In 1965 they moved into Ruthton. She loved children and although she was not blessed with her own she did foster care, baby sat for nieces, nephews and many friends. In her younger years she made beautiful crocheted items and many beautiful dollies. She and Elmer moved to Marshall in 1991 and enjoyed camping, fishing, gardening and going to the casino.
Elmer passed away in 1997 and Doris joined him in death on Sunday, March 18, 2012.
Survivors include a brother Darrell (and Jeanie) Miller of Burnsville, brother/nephew Donald (and the late Gail) Dahlstrom, many nieces, nephews, great nephews, great nieces; also many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Elmer, three brothers and five sisters.
Blessed be the memory of Doris E. Hokins
Please designate memorials to Prairie Home Hospice.
Hamilton Funeral Home 532-2933