Henrietta (Hattie) Ligtenberg Droppers
1898 - 1993
Hand County, South Dakota Genealogy & Family Research Center
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Henrietta (Hattie) Droppers, 94, of Miller died Wednesday, January 27, 1993, at Prairie Good
Samaritan Center in Miller, SD.
Henrietta Ligtenberg was born November 29, 1898, at Corsica, SD to Mannes and Susan
She married Henry Droppers February 28, 1918, at Armour, SD. They moved to Hand
County sixty-six years ago where she has since resided.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Miller. She worked as church
custodian for over seventeen years and was very active and involved in her church, as
Sunday School teacher, a member of a Circle and anywhere she could help out. She
cleaned homes for many families and businesses in Miller.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Gerald (Evelyn) Laity of Rapid City and Mrs. Dayton
(Mona Sue) Dierkson of St. Lawrence; three sons, Melvin of Sioux Falls, Lyle of Miller and
Calvin of R apid City; four sisters, Lena VanDenBerg of Miller, Alice Storm and Ann
Engelland, both of Armour and Marie Van Vuuren of Grand Rapids, MI; twenty-two
grandchildren; forty-five great-grandchildren; four great great-grandchildren; six
step-grandchildren; eight step great-grandchildren; two great great ste-grandchildren; and
five foster grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in January 1983, one son, Morris,
August 1984, one granddaughter, two brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 30, 1993 at 2:00 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church in Miller with the Rev. Richard Rinearson officiating. Organist was Janet
Fritzsche and soloist was Roger Droppers. Active Pallbearers included Morris Droppers Jr.,
Kenny Droppers, Monte Droppers, Mark Droppers, Peter Droppers and Lyle R. Droppers.
Burial was in the Hillcrest Cemetery. Arrangements were by Reck Funeral Home, Miller, SD
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