Note: Funeral Mass for Antonette "Nettie" Mechtenberg was held March 13, 2000 in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Salem, SD. Fr. Joseph Ripp celebrated the Mass. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery. Pallbearers were grandsons, David Schweitzer, Mike Schweitzer, Tom Berry, Pat Berry, Bob Berry, Jon Berry, Kevin Huls, and Jason Huls. Honorary pallbearers were granddaughters, Jane Stanley, Jodi Devine, Jill Honermann, Jamie Honermann, and Angie Huls. Antonette Hohn, daughter of Ben and Bertha (Oberembt) Hohn, was born June 13, 1912 in Dimock, SD. She grew up in Dimock and attended St. Peter and Paul School in Dimock. She was later employed by St. Joseph's Hospital in Mitchell, SD. On April 11, 1939 she married Herbert Mechtenberg in Dimock. After their marriage they farmed near Dimock until 1945 when they moved to a farm near Hartley, Iowa. In 1952 they moved to a farm near Salem, SD where they resided until 1969 when they moved into Salem, SD. Her husband died in 1982 and she continued to live in Salem until 1997 when she moved to Sioux Falls, SD. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church of Salem, SD, of the Church Altar Society, the Christian Mothers, and the National Catholic Society of Foresters, and Prayer Group. She enjoyed her family, friends, crocheting, traveling, playing cards and bingo. Nettie died March 10, 2000 at the Prince of Peace Nursing Home, Sioux Falls, SD. She had reached the age of 87 years, 8 months, and 27 days. Survivors include; four daughters, Jean Schweitzer and husband Jerry of Bedford, Iowa; Charlene Berry and husband Jim, and Marilyn Honermann and husband Jim, all of Sioux Falls, SD; and Linda Huls and husband Keith of Ames, Iowa; 13 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; and two sisters, Esther Mechtenberg of Yankton, SD and Ann Friedrick of Simi Valley, California. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one brother, Leonard Hohn, and three sisters, Sister Madeline Hohn, Leona Boddicker, and Adella (Schmidt) Heidel.
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