Barbara J. Einerwold, 71, of Dell Rapids passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at the Avera Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls. Her memorial service will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at Kahler Funeral Home. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the start of the service. Inurnment will be in the St. Mary Cemetery. To leave condolences please visit www.kahlerfh.com
Barbara Hoffmann was born on March 16, 1941 in Mitchell, SD, to parents, William Paul and Ester Hoffmann. She grew up in Mitchell and graduated from Notre Dame Academy, Mitchell in 1959. She attended Presentation Jr. College in Aberdeen. Following college she worked at St. Luke’s Hospital, Aberdeen as a personnel secretary and eventually returned to Mitchell to work for the Educator Supply Company. She married Ronald L. Einerwold, the father of her four children. For many years Barbara was a stay at home mother. She returned to work in 1978 at the Dell Rapids True Value Hardware Store. She worked there until 1991. She then worked at Sears Payment Systems in Sioux Falls, which was later acquired by Citi Bank. She retired in 2002. In retirement, Barbara worked part time for Lunchtime Solutions at the Dell Rapids High School until 2006.
She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and the St. Pius Altar Society group. Barbara enjoyed traveling, camping, reading, flea markets and antiquing with friends.
Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, Robert and Mark of Dell Rapids; her daughter, Sherry (Donnie) Armstrong of Watertown; her seven grandchildren; her sister, Sharon (Joe) Mallek of Lexington, KY; her brother, Bill (Helen) Hoffmann of Murray, UT; her sister-in-law, Mae Hoffmann of Costa Mesa, CA; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant daughter, her son, Ronald, and her brother, Jack Hoffmann.