Anna Marie Hilton


November 5, 1937 - November 13, 2012



Anna Marie Hilton died Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at the Menno Olivet Care Center.  She fought a good fight in her struggle with Huntington's Disease and now is in the loving presence of the God of the universe, Jesus Christ.

She was born November 5, 1937, in Mitchell, the daughter of Herman John and Anna Marie (Wraspir) Uhrich.  She graduated from Mitchell High School on May 27, 1955.  Anna obtained an undergraduate degree in education at Dakota Wesleyan University in 1959.  She pursued further education at the graduate level at Northern State University in Aberdeen.

She married Wm. Clark Hilton on June 1, 1960, in Mitchell. The couple lived in Newcastle, Wyoming at the beginning of their marriage where Ann began her teaching career.  However, they decided to return to White Lake where they would reside for about 23 years. Then in 1984 they moved to Lake Norden, where they would reside for the next 17 years until Ann entered the nursing home in 2001.

She was an active member of the United Methodist Church in White Lake and the Evangelical Covenant Church in Lake Norden.  She enjoyed music, reading, outdoor activities and being a dynamic member of the local community.  Ann served on the White Lake City Council and the White Lake School Board.  Although she started out with an elementary education teaching profession, most of her career would be spent as a nurturing homemaker raising four children.

She is survived by her husband, Clark, of Lake Norden, daughter Tricia Wempe and husband, Patrick, of Arkadelphia, AR; three sons: Birch Hilton of Yankton, Wes Hilton and wife Kerry, of Sioux Falls and Emory Hilton and wife Angie, McAlester, OK; ten grandchildren, Chase Hilton and wife, Alexandra, Abby Hilton, and Alex Hilton, all of Greeley, CO, Autumn Hilton, of Sioux Falls and Lily Hilton of Sioux Falls, Mason Hilton , Madison Hilton both of McAlester, OK, Angelmaa Wempe of Arkadelphia, AR, Gabriella Wempe of Arkadelphia, AR and Michaella Wempe of Arkadelphia, AR, brothers: Victor, Pensacola, FL, Dwight, Garland, TX, John, Minneapolis. MN, Gilbert, Yankton; sisters:  Lillian Haug, Lake Norden, Fern Mason, Clinton, MO, Colleen Beachler, Tucson, AZ; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Marge Leach and Clifford Uhrich, two nephews:  Daniel Uhrich Elfring and Randall Leach; and three sisters-in-laws, Carol Fosness, Patricia Uhrich and Ruth Uhrich.


Anna was a smart and beautiful woman that left a Godly legacy.


Memorials are preferred and can be made to the Menno-Olivet Care Center, PO Box 487,

Menno SD, 57045 or Huntington’s Disease Society of America, Sioux Valley Chapter,

PO Box 2675, Sioux Falls, SD  57101.




Tuesday, November 20, 2012
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Prayer Service - 7:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Wednesday, November 21, 2012
10:30 AM
United Methodist-Presbyterian Church
White Lake, South Dakota


White Lake Cemetery
White Lake, South Dakota

Posted by Dave Brown on November 21, 2012
Birch: My sympathies to you and your family. Know that your Mom is in a better place and not suffering any longer.
Posted by Shirley Broderick (VR & Eleanor Palmer's daughter) on November 20, 2012
I'm so sorry to hear about Anna Marie. I remember her as a very kind person. She has left a beautiful legacy for her family & friends to treasure. Remember you now have a very very special guardian angel watching over you. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by Tereasa (Reitz) Clark on November 20, 2012
Trish, So sorry for your loss. She will be missed. She is at peace now. God bless your family in this time of need. She was a stong woman, and so are you!
Posted by James and Chris Finney on November 19, 2012
Birch, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
Posted by Gary & Eileen Hyatt on November 19, 2012
Sorry for your loss it was nice to read about what an amazing person she was. Your family will be in our prayers.
Posted by Jim & Elaine Sellers on November 19, 2012
Anna was our sister Ellie's roomate at Menno-Olivet Home. We saw all the love you shared with her in the flowers, loving notes, and pictures of all of you - such a beautiful family! Anna was so very beautiful and such a sweet-sweet lady. We loved seeing her, her sweet smiles and loving hugs on our every visit. We missed her so much yesterday! Thank you so much for sharing her TV you left in the room. Ellie continues to enjoy it now and so many others will also get much enjoyment from it through the years. You are all in our thoughts and prayers in this deep sorrow of losing your lovely wife and sweet and tender Mother. We share in your sorrow and yet also we share in thankfulness that Anna is now at home with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and with all of your loved ones. She is perfect again and in eternal joy and peace. May this be your comfort and peace all the rest of your life as you miss her and cherish her loving memory.
Posted by Kelly Gross on November 19, 2012
Birch, Wes and Emory, I remember your parents well from your DWU days. I didn't know that your mom was going through this long struggle. It must have been hard on everyone. She is at rest now which should bring some peace to you. My thoughts and prayers are with you guys today.
Posted by Linda Neuharth on November 19, 2012
So very sorry for your loss. We will all miss Anna's hugs and "I love you and God bless you" comments. May God wrap his arms around you at this time of sorrow.
Posted by Pat Helgeland on November 19, 2012
Wes & Kerry, I was sorry to hear about your Mom. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Betty Strom on November 17, 2012
My sympathies to the family at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by Maxine Nelson on November 15, 2012
Clark - My sympathy to you and all of your family.
Posted by Mary Uhrich on November 15, 2012
May God be with you @ this time of sorrow.
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