Elma Mohnen


June 22, 1924 - January 7, 2019


Elma Mohnen, 94, White Lake, SD died Monday, January 7, 2019 at the Platte Health Center Avera in Platte, SD.

Funeral services will be 10:30 am Thursday, January 10 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in White Lake. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 pm with a scripture service at 7:00 pm Wednesday at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Arrangements are with the Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell.

Elma Alberta Mohnen was born June 22, 1924 on the family farm southwest of White Lake to Clarence and Vernice (Dunn) Glissendorf. She grew up on the family farm until it burned in May 1938.  They moved to White Lake where Elma attended school, graduating in 1942. She worked at the Kimball Bank for one year. On June 21, 1945 she married Cletus Mohnen and became a fulltime housewife. She was a 4-H Leader for ten years.

She is survived by her three children: Paula (Arthur) Hinzman of Lakebay, WA, Gloria (David) Kok of Platte, Tom (Linda) Mohnen of Four Corners, WY, nine grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Cletus in 2014, one brother, two sisters, four grandsons and one great grandson.


Wednesday, January 9, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM Scripture Service

St. Peter's Catholic Church
101 S Ellis St
White Lake, SD 57383


Thursday, January 10, 2019
10:30 AM
St. Peter's Catholic Church
101 S Ellis St
White Lake, SD 57383


St. Peter's Catholic Church
White Lake, SD

Posted by Vicky Pavlis on January 12, 2019
We are so sorry to hear of Elma’s passing. Mom and Dad (Harold and Iona Pavlis) sure enjoyed sitting at her table at the nursing home. And I always enjoyed seeing her out and about at all the activities when Dave and Gloria took her. I’ll certainly miss seeing her every time I’d sing at the nursing home—she was always there. Sending love from the extended Pavlis family.
Posted by K. Hope on January 9, 2019
Our deepest sympathies to you all. Alma will not be forgotten. May the thought at Acts 24:15 encourage you all. "There will be a resurrection."
Posted by Dennis and Elva Engelhart on January 9, 2019
Our love and deepest sympathy to the whole family. I have fond memories of your mother and remember there was always room for one more of anything. Love you Paula.
Posted by Jodie Frick on January 9, 2019
My sympathies to your family. Alma was a dear lady and special friend to my mom and now my sister. ❤️
Posted by Val & Dawn Luckett & Family on January 9, 2019
Thoughts and prayers
Posted by Patty Surat on January 8, 2019
So sorry to hear about this,glad I stopped to see her awhile back. My sympathy to the family. She will be missed.
Posted by Jennifer VerSteeg on January 8, 2019
She was such a nice lady. I didn't know her well, while I was working at the care center.
Posted by David Markhardt on January 8, 2019
My parents were good friends with Cletus and Elma. I still have a picture of Paula, Gloria, Dan Cudmore, Diana Glissendorf, my brother and I (probably some others) at a birthday party. Rest in peace, Elma.
Posted by Deb kirsch on January 8, 2019
A great lady & so enjoyed visiting with her & Pat!
Posted by Linda Jarabek on January 9, 2019
So many memories of spending time on the farm. Thinking of you Paula,Gloria,and Tom. Love you all.Take comfort that she is at peace now.
Posted by Bruce Young on January 8, 2019
I was saddened to hear that Aunt Elma passed away. My thoughts are with you and your family.
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