Vada Faye Church was born December 7, 1911, at Scotland, SD to Jacob and Mary Hoffer. She grew up and attended school at Scotland and graduated from Scotland High School. On February 26, 1932, she married Pearle J. “Bud” Church at Scotland. They moved to Mitchell where she was employed by Glendenning Equipment and for 36 years was a bookkeeper for General Motor Equipment Company. She attended Holy Spirit Catholic Church, and enjoyed gardening and sewing. Her life revolved around her family which she dearly loved.
She will be missed immensely and is survived by her daughter Rosemary Wisner of Mitchell, three grandchildren: David Wisner of Mitchell; Marilee Wisner of Mitchell; Rosalie Bell of Sioux Falls; three great grandchildren: Heather (Sam) Butterfield, Peter Bell, Stephen Bell and one step great grandchild, Kristina (Julian) Bell-Leonard, seven nieces and two nephews.
The youngest of twelve children, she was preceded in death by her eleven brothers and sisters: Otillia Goetzfried, Elizabeth Bennett, Clementine Goetzfried, Frank Hoffer, Bill Hoffer, Martin Hoffer, Joachim Hoffer, Joseph Hoffer, Robert Hoffer, two infant sisters, her husband, Bud Church, one great-granddaughter, Kathleen Bell and her son-in-law, Joseph Wisner.