Elaine M. Hohenthaner
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Elaine M. Hohenthaner, age 90, of Yankton, South Dakota died Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM, on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Yankton with Reverend Larry Regynski officiating. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Yankton. Visitation is from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, on Friday, February 5 at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with a rosary at 6:45 PM and vigil service at 7:00 PM. Visitation continues one hour prior to the funeral on Saturday at the church.

Pallbearers are Devin Anderson, Joe LaBarge, Dan Hacecky, Jacob Hacecky, Dennis Iverson and Jerry Hansen. Honorary pallbearers are her six great grandchildren: Kaci and Tatum Hohenthaner, Madelaine and Kylar Christensen, Asher and Taeson Evans.

Elaine was born on August 9, 1925 in Yankton, South Dakota to Edward and Catherine (Slowey) McManus. She grew up on a farm in the Mayfield area and attended country school. Elaine then graduated from Irene High School. After school, she worked at the Red Owl Grocery Store and Hogan Shoe Store in Yankton. On June 16, 1947, Elaine married James Hohenthaner at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. After their marriage, they made their home in Yankton where Elaine raised their two children. Later, she worked at Montgomery Ward and M-Tron Industries. She then ran a daycare in her home for over 20 years, which she thoroughly enjoyed. Elaine also loved gardening and sewing.

Elaine is survived by her two children, Gary Hohenthaner of Vermillion, SD and Pat Hohenthaner of Yankton; two grandchildren, Scott Hohenthaner of Omaha, NE and Amy (Tyler) Evans of Sioux Falls; six great grandchildren; sister, Colleen Slagle of Yankton; sister-in-law, Charlotte McManus of Irene, SD; brother-in-law, Wilbur Harris of Spring City, TN; many nieces and nephews; and a very close friend, Sharon Fiedler of Yankton.

Elaine was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James on March 8, 1982; two brothers, Ed and James McManus; three sisters: Ellen Frick, Mary C. Thiel and Carol Harris; one sister in infancy; two nephews and four nieces.




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Pat we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

jack and tammy smith


May our Lord God comfort you in your loss. What a great woman full of joy and love.

jen morkve


Pat, I seen that your mother passed away. I am very sorry to hear that.My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Lue Ann Miller


Pat my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and friends. May the peace of GOD be with all of you. I don't miss the headaches of the tax business, but I do miss all the wonderful people such as you and your mother.

Leon Steffen


Pat: Our deepest sympathies to you and your family on the death of your mother. She was always so kind and we have fond memories of Alex attending her daycare. We still have the Christmas ornament we received from you both and think of you each year that we put it on our tree. Find comfort in your memories. May Elaine rest in peace.

JoEllen & Eugene Friedrichsen & family


Dear Pat and Gary, so sorry for the loss of your Mom. Enjoyed talking with your Mom when saw her last October and at Yankton Riverboat Days parade.

Lia Azeal


Dear Pat and Gary,

Will always remember you bringing your Mom to our band concerts. Going to miss her there on June 7th! We still live in your OLD 414 East 5th neighborhood, your family were our backdoor neighbors. May we all enjoy life like your Mom did.

Sincerely, Larry and Kathy


Pat we were sorry to hear about your Mom. I know I would always look to see if you would both be outside when we would go by in the summer. Used to enjoy when you would come in the salon and we could visit. God Bless You and your family.

Duane & Jan Wittmeier

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