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Lonabelle Rae Hein

June 2, 1927 — December 31, 2023

Lonabelle Rae Hein

At 96 1/2 years of age, Lonabelle passed away peacefully at Brookestone Village, Omaha NE, after moving here a few months ago.  A Celebration of Life will be held in the spring (date to be determined).

Lonabelle was born In Hitchock SD to Lillian (nee Mendenhal) and Elmer LeGrand.  She had many fond memories of growing up in the Hitchcock area and graduated from Virgil High School.

On June 1, 1947, she married Vern W. Hein, and had 2 children, Ronald Vern and Charleen Rae.  The family lived on a farm southwest of Wolsey SD until they moved to Huron SD in 1966.

Lonabelle's career started as a school teacher, then a bookkeeper.  She then worked for the ASCS office for 10 years, followed by 20 years with the National Bank of South Dakota as a teller.  In her free time, she enjoyed reading, embroidery, crocheting, camping & fishing, and spending time with her family.

She was a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church in Wolsey.  She was active in ladies aid and taught Sunday School for 10 years.  After moving to Huron, she joined Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church as a member for many years.

Lonabelle was preceded in death by her husband, Vern Hein; parents, Lillian and Elmer LeGrand; brothers, Louis and Clayton LeGrand; and an infant sister, Maureen LeGrand.

She is survived by her son, Ronald (Bonnie) Hein of Spicer MN; daughter, Charleen (Kim) Hanson of Lake Poinsett SD; grandchildren, Jeremy (Jennifer) Hein of Inver Grove Heights MN, Joshua (Hollie) Hein of Ely MN, Andrea (Chad) Pierce of Omaha NE, and Kristin (Chad) Weber of Omaha NE; great-grandchildren, Justin (Larisa) Hein, Jordan Hein, Jenna Hein, Rebecca Hein, Riley Dingman, Ava Weber, Grafton Weber, Sullivan Pierce, and Piper Pierce; sisters, Gladys Boomsma, Gloria Baatrup, and Grace Sperle; and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Lonabelle's name to the charity of your choice.

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