March 23, 1919 – Friday, September 17, 2010
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Hanover, MN
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Mabel Emma Hohl, age 91, of rural Buffalo, MN, passed away on Friday, September 17th, 2010, at Park View Care Center in Buffalo.
She was born on March 23, 1919, in Rockford Township, Wright County, MN, the daughter of Fred and Augusta Rentz.
Mabel was baptized on May 18, 1919, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hanover by Reverend Beiswanger. She was also instructed in the Lutheran catechism and confirmed in the Christian faith on July 31, 1932. Her catechism instruction was entirely in German.
On January 27, 1945, Mabel E. Rentz and Harold C. Hohl were joined in holy marriage at the parsonage at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hanover by Reverend Otto Herder. They had two children: Sharlyn and Darsey. The couple celebrated fifty years of marriage.
Mabel and Harold were longtime dairy and hog farmers. Harold preceded his wife in death on August 22nd, 1995.
Mabel enjoyed playing music, creating oil paintings and baking wedding and birthday cakes. She also enjoyed her garden, her orchard and being a mother and farm wife.
She was a faithful, lifetime member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hanover.
She is survived by loving children: Sharlyn (Dwight) Whittlef and Darsey (Cindy) Hohl all of Buffalo; grandchildren: Betsy (Brian) Mevissen and their children: Ella and Norah Mevissen; Leesa Whittlef and Stacy Whittlef, Juliana Hohl and Jason (Amber) Hohl; sister-in-law: Esther Whittlef of Minneapolis, MN; other relatives and friends.
In addition to her husband, Mabel was preceded in death by her parents: Fred and Augusta Rentz, a sister: Regina Marschel, and by two brothers: Edward and Raymond Rentz.
A visitation for Mabel Hohl will be held on Monday, September 20th from 4-8 P.M. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. A Prayer service will be held at 7:00 P.M. Further visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service at the church.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 21st at 4:00 P.M. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hanover. Pastor Gorden Estenson will officiate. Interment St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery.
Casket Bearers will be grandsons: Jason Hohl and Brian Mevissen and nephews: Elwood Rentz, Rodger Marschel, Larry Whittlef and Gary Colden.
Honorary Casket Bearers will be granddaughters: Betsy Mevissen, Leesa Whittlef, Stacy Whittlef, Juliana Hohl and Amber Hohl.