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Ida Lynn Hokanson

October 11, 1934 ~ August 12, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old

Obituary

 Ida Lynn Ranzenberg Hokanson returned to the arms of our loving Heavenly Father at the
age of 88. She passed away August 12, 2023 peacefully at home.
She was born in Fairview, Wyoming October 11, 1934 to Charles Ranzenberg and Susan
Maud Kennington. All of her family proceeded her in death: She had 2 sisters. Velda (Jess)
Hurd, Gerildene (Loraine) Bagley, and one brother Leo Kay (Mary) Ranzenberg, with Mom
being the baby. And Norda Beth S. Shepard an ‘adopted’ sister.
She attended High School in Afton at Star Valley High, with 78 in her graduating class.
Ida married Dee J. Hokanson on June 9, 1953 in the Idaho Falls Temple. They had 7
children: LinDee (Annette) Hokanson, both deceased, Jaralee (Bill) Wettstein, Randy (Suzie)
Hokanson, Bob Hokanson, Laurie (Bobby) Gibb, Kenny (Monica) Hokanson, and Kris (Gary)
Foreman. They were all born in Afton Wyoming. So far they have 30 grandchildren, and 36
great grandchildren, with one more on the way!
Ida worked as a waitress at the Silver Stream, a clerk for Eva (Grandma) Hokanson at the
Freedom Post Office for 6 years and Post Master in Freedom for twenty years. She was built
out of patience. She helped Dad with whatever horse project or the current camping and
fishing trip he had planned.
Mom and Dad served two LDS missions as a couple. Their first mission was in Africa, where
they served in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia. The second mission was to Nauvoo.
Mom served as a hostess in each of the venues while Dad worked with the horses.
She was always giving service and helping others. She was active in The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints all of her life. She served as Relief Society President, in the Young
Women, with Cub Scouts and in the nursery and many other positions.
She and Dad liked to travel together. She loved to sew and make quilts. She was a
wonderful cook. She loved to grow a vegetable garden and care for her flowers, like her Mom.
They lived in the same house for 66 years of their marriage. Lately they lived in St. George
six months of the year where they attended the St. George 27 th Winter Branch and the other
six months in the Freedom Wyoming Ward.
There will be a viewing Friday, August 18, 2023 at the Schwab Mortuary 211 Jepperson Rd.
Thayne from 6-8 PM. Funeral services will be held in the Freedom Chapel at Noon on Saturday
August 19, 2023, with a viewing preceding the funeral from 10-11:45 in Freedom. The
interment will immediately follow at the Freedom Cemetery.

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Services

Viewing
Friday
August 18, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Schwab Funeral Chapel - Thayne
211 Jepperson
Thayne, WY 83127

Viewing
Saturday
August 19, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Freedom LDS Chapel
State Hwy 239
Freedom, WY 83120

Funeral Service
Saturday
August 19, 2023

12:00 PM
Freedom LDS Chapel
State Hwy 239
Freedom, WY 83120

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
August 19, 2023

Freedom LDS Chapel
State Hwy 239
Freedom, WY 83120

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