Norma Jean Hanten


March 4, 1927 - July 8, 2016



Norma Jean Hanten was born March 4, 1927, at St. Joseph Hospital in Mitchell, to Peter and  and Kathryn  (Kieffer) Mohnen.   She attended country school south of White Lake and graduated from White Lake High School in 1944.  She attended Notre Dame College in Mitchell and taught in rural schools for two years. On March 4, 1946, she married Alfred Hanten at St. Peters Catholic Church in White Lake. She was employed at the Gambles Store and the Aurora Brule Nursing Home in White Lake for 25 years.

She was a member of St. Peters Catholic Church, the Altar Society and the Confraternity of Christian Mothers. She belonged to the Hit and Miss Extension Club for many years and was also a member of the Red Hat Society and Senior Citizens Center in White Lake.

Norma Jean is survived by four children: Brenda (Gordy) Brower of Mitchell; Nancy (David) Knippling of Oacoma; Roger (Teri) Hanten of White Lake; Keith (Rita) Hanten of Faulkton; nine grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren; one brother, Wallace (Lucille) Mohnen of White Lake; sister-in-law, Adeline Puetz of Volga and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1979, one son, Neil in 1998, two sisters: Petronella Hettinger and Eileen Greenwell and her parents.



Monday, July 11, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saint Peter's Catholic Church
Scripture Service ~ 7:00 PM
White Lake, South Dakota


Tuesday, July 12, 2016
10:30 AM
Saint Peter's Catholic Church
White Lake, South Dakota


Saint Peter's Catholic Cemetery
White Lake, South Dakota

Posted by Christy and Bryce Norwick on July 10, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. I am so glad that I had the opportunity to have Norma Jean a part of our lives and family. She was such a sweet lady and I know that she meant the word to all of you. Know that God is with you all at this time, holding you close.
Posted by Barb Goldammer on July 10, 2016
I am saddened to learn of your loss! Norma was a special lady. I became friends with her at Firesteel when I visited my mother in law there. I will miss her ,she was a sweet lady. You all have my deepest sympathy. Barb
Posted by Lee & Mark Tisland on July 10, 2016
Sorry for your loss, our thoughts & prayers are with you.Always enjoyed seeing her at Dean & Kelly's.

Posted by Jerry Hanten on July 9, 2016
Sorry for your loss, I think of you guys as a second home. See you Monday night.
Posted by Gregg and Jody Brower on July 8, 2016
Thoughts and prayers to all who knew and loved Norma Jean. We loved her spunkiness and were blessed to have her in our lives! She lived a great 89 years, with some struggles along the way; but she was always a fighter and usually came out winning. However, this time God was ready for her to be with Him. Hold tight to the memories in your heart and know she is now at peace!
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