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Patricia 'Pat' Ann Dobberpuhl

December 17, 1932 January 31, 2020
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Obituary for Patricia 'Pat' Ann Dobberpuhl

The funeral service for Patricia ‘Pat’ Ann Dobberpuhl, 87, of Aberdeen, SD, will be 11:00am Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church Chapel, with Pastor Rhia Strohm officiating. Burial at Mellette Cemetery, Mellette, SD. Pat died Friday, January 31, at Avera St. Luke’s Hospital, Aberdeen.

Visitation will be from 4-7pm, Monday, at Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home, 1111 South Main Street.

Patricia Ann Hixon was born on December 17, 1932, to Harry and Alzada (Bymers) Hixon, near Mellette, SD.

On August 28, 1949, Pat was united in marriage to LaWayne Dobberpuhl in Ferney, SD. They made their home on a farm near Ferney, SD, until moving to a farm near Mellette, SD, in 1952. LaWayne died on March 19, 1992, in Aberdeen. Pat continued to live on the farm for a short time before moving into Aberdeen. She moved into Bethesda Towne Square several years ago.

Pat was a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing cards, especially Pinochle, with her family and friends. She was an avid trap shooter. Pat and LaWayne had a camper that they took on family vacations to the Black Hills. Pat crocheted many doilies and made many afghans for her family. Pat was always willing to help care for her grandchildren. Her greatest joy came from spending time with her family.

Grateful for having shared Pat’s life are her children: Shirley Dobberpuhl, Aurora, CO, Marlene (Darrell) Nyman, Bancroft, IA, Rodney (Sandra) Dobberpuhl, Aberdeen, and Debra Payne, Aurora, CO; her grandchildren: Allison (Chad) Barkalow, Kristin (Sam) Benedict, Travis (Stacey) Dobberpuhl, Kelli (Jason) Erickson, and Gabriale Payne; great-grandchildren: Zoe, Annabelle and Madelyn Barkalow, Sammy, Noah and Sadie Benedict, Breah (Justin) Marotz, Savannah Dobberpuhl and Kianna Erickson; and her siblings: Harry (Marian) Hixon, Dorothy Nielsen, Bonnie Marlow, and Vickie Hixon.

Preceding Patricia in death are her parents: Harry and Alzada Hixon; her husband: LaWayne Dobberpuhl; one son: Leslie Dobberpuhl; a grandson: Justin Nyman; great-granddaughter: Chloe Erickson; and her siblings: Irene (Nielson) Boylan, Opal Wolff, Ruth Burr, William Hixon, Faye Weinries, Robert Hixon and Jerrie Row.

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4:00 PM 2/3/2020 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 2/3/2020 7:00:00 PM
Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home

1111 South Main
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Family will be present from 5:00-7:00 PM.

Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home
1111 South Main Aberdeen 57401 SD
United States

Funeral Service




11:00 AM 2/4/2020 11:00:00 AM
Bethlehem Lutheran Church - Aberdeen

1620 Milwaukee Ave NE
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Bethlehem Lutheran Church - Aberdeen
1620 Milwaukee Ave NE Aberdeen 57401 SD
United States

Cemetery Details


Mellette Cemetery Final Resting Place

Mellette, SD
Mellette , SD 57461

Mellette, SD Mellette 57461 SD
United States

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