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Funeral services will take place on Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at 11:00 AM (Mountain).

Crossroads Wesleyan Church
1823 Sheridan Lake Rd.
Rapid City, South Dakota 57702

Wednesday, November 1, 2023 - 2:30 p.m.
Fairview Cemetery
Interior, South Dakota
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service.

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In memory of

Deanna Hilton

of Rapid City, South Dakota, died on Thursday, October 26, 2023 at Monument Health Hospice House in Rapid City at the age of 86

Deanna M. Hilton was born July 7, 1937 in Rapid City, South Dakota to Arell E. “Doll” Johnson and Fern L. (Crosmer) Johnson. She lived in Interior, South Dakota, where she attended twelve years of school, graduating in 1955. In July 1957, she married Billy L. Hilton, and to this union, were born four daughters. Deanna enjoyed counted cross-stitch and baking. Billy and Deanna traveled in their 5th wheel trailer to 49 states and also sailed on 11 cruises.

Survivors include her husband Billy Hilton of Rapid City; four daughters: Debra (Greg) Frank of Sarasota, FL; Donnelle (Tony Hermelink) Kehrwald of Olathe, KS; Brenda (Tim) Christensen of Colorado Springs, CO; and Bonnie (Brad) Johnson of Jefferson City, MO; 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren with 1 on the way; brother Harry (Florence) Johnson of Watertown; sister-in-law Pricilla Johnson of Stanwood, WA; brother-in-law Pete Dunker of Wall; two sisters-in-law Marilyn (Ron) Gartner of Interior and Lessie (Charles) Schoenfelder of Boise, ID; many nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister Faith (Ted) Kunz; brother Daryl Johnson; son-in-law Frank Kehrwald; brothers-in-law Russell (Audrey) Hilton, Roger Hilton, and Jerry Hilton; sister-in-law JoAnn Sell; and parents-in-law Bruce and Helen Dunker.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 1, at Crossroads Wesleyan Church at 1823 Sheridan Lake Road in Rapid City, SD 57702.

Interment will be held 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 1, at the Fairview Cemetery in Interior with Pastor Kathy Chesney officiating.

Wednesday, November 1, 2023 - 11:00 a.m.
Crossroads Wesleyan Church
Rapid City, South Dakota

Pastor Sonny Rosbrugh

LeAnne English - Pianist
“How Great Thou Art”
Jackie Waldie - Vocalist

Ashley Lothes - Carrie Karloff - Coreen Bisel
Dillon Kehrwald - Christopher Christensen
Aaron Christensen - Nicholas Christensen
Brittney Johnson - Brooke Madison

All Relatives and Friends in Attendance

Wednesday, November 1, 2023 - 2:30 p.m.
Fairview Cemetery
Interior, South Dakota
Officiating - Pastor Kathy Chesney

  • Deanna, what a sweet, beautiful friend you have been. We will miss you. Heartfelt sympathy to Deanna's family. ~ Sharon & Bob Scott Rapid City, SD (10/29/2023)
  • Oh Deanna I am going to miss you. You have been my friend since I was the little girl next door and you were the grown up teenager. In our adult years we had so much fun together playing cards, going on Arizona drives, or just visiting about the latest cross stich project you were making or the latest new recipe you had tried. Rest in peace my dear friend and wonderful sister-in. ~ Marilyn Gartner 21190 CRAVEN RD (10/28/2023)
  • We will miss visiting with Deanna during our stays in Rapid City. Billy and Deanna were such generous hosts. ~ Lessie and Charles Schoenfelder Boise ID (10/27/2023)
  • I love you Aunt Deanna! Until we meet again. ~ Ally Hilton Rapid City (10/26/2023)