A private family service will be held. Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
Fletta Delores Longland was born on September 28, 1923 in Wessington Springs, South Dakota, the daughter of Arthur and Sadie (Cooper) Longland. She was a former member of Church of the Nazarene in Spearfish, South Dakota. Fletta was an avid gardener who loved flowers and canning. She enjoyed crafting, crocheting and quilting. Fletta loved animals.
Fletta is survived by her children, Alice Hockett of Watertown; Albert (Rita) Pickerd of Sundance, Wyoming; Patty (Delbert) Bousa of Spearfish, South Dakota; Jim (Jay) Hockett of Denver, Colorado; Tim (Wendy) Hockett of Fort Atkinson; Everett (Penny) Hockett of Jefferson; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; half sister to her family, Ellen as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Sadie; first husband, Orville Pickerd; second husband, James Hockett; third husband, Joseph Hatheway; daughter, Verla Hughes; son, Orville Lee Pickerd; eight step-children; four grandchildren; son-in-law Fritz Hughes as well as her seven siblings.