Sybil Hotchkiss
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2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday, April 14, 2019
Koehn Bros Funeral Home - Lake Andes
11 N. Main St
Lake Andes, South Dakota, United States

Funeral Service

10:30 am
Monday, April 15, 2019
Pickstown Community Church
504 Chapel St.
Pickstown, South Dakota, United States

Obituary of Sybil Irene Hotchkiss

   Lake Andes - Sybil Irene Hotchkiss, 93, died  Monday, April 8, 2019 at Wagner Community Memorial Hospital in Wagner, SD. Funeral service will be Monday, April 15, 2019 at 10:30 AM at Pickstown Community Church. Visitation will be Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 2 - 4 PM at Koehn Bros. Funeral Home in Lake Andes. Burial will be Tuesday, April 16, 2019 in Blackhills National Cemetery in Sturgis.

   Sybil Irene Hotchkiss was born on May 11, 1925 to Floyd and Inga (Rud) Achenbach in Tripp County, SD. She attended school in Colome, SD and graduated from Winner High School in 1942. She married Donald Hotchkiss on September 8, 1946 in Dallas, SD. They operated a grocery store in Bonesteel for 6 years, then moved to Picktown in 1955. Sybil worked for the Corp of Engineers where she did the payroll until retiring in 2010. Don died on November 20, 1993. She was a member of Pickstown Community Church and American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed gardening, canning, fishing and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She died at Wagner Community Memorial Hospital in Wagner on Monday, April 8, 2019 at the age of 93.

   She is survived by 2 sons, Jeff Hotchkiss and fiancee, Jenifer Palmer of Pierre, SD and Don Hotchkiss, Jr. and wife, Jan of Freeman, SD, 2 sisters, Iris Shanard of Sioux Falls, SD and Lynn Bergman and husband, Bernie of Omaha, NE, brother, Allen (Nita) Achenbach of Harrison, AR, 7 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

   She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, Darla Lively, sister, Marjorie Pederson, twin infant sisters, Jean and Joan, and grandson, Forrest Hotchkiss.

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