Delores A. McLain, 87, Hutchinson


Delores A. McLain, age 87, of Hutchinson, passed away at Ecumen of Litchfield – Bethany Memory Care on Sunday, June 21.
Funeral service were held at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 27. Pastor Gerhard Bode officiated.
The organist was Dr. Joan DeVee Dixon.
Congregational hymns were  “Amazing Grace,” “My Chains Are Gone” and “In Christ Alone.”
Special Music was provided  Nicholas Cox (Violin) - “Nearer, My God, to Thee” and Anton Cox - “Will The Circle Be Unbroken?”
Casket Bearers were Cory Sickmann, Kevin Sickmann, Craig Thran, Dennis Otto, Jason Sickmann and Duane Otto.
Interment was in the Oakland Cemetery in Hutch-inson.
Delores Arlene McLain was born in Arlington on Nov. 24, 1932. She was the daughter of Robert and Mollie (Ruff) Sickmann. Delores was baptized as an infant and later confirmed in her faith as a youth on March 30, 1947, both at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Arlington. She received her education in Arlington and was a graduate with the Arlington High School Class of 1951.
On June 12, 1954, Delores was united in marriage to Kenny McLain at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Arlington. This marriage was blessed with three children, Gail, David, and Keith. Delores and Kenny resided in Green Isle,  and then moved to Hutchinson in 1956. They shared 50 years of marriage until the passing of Kenny on July 3, 2004.
Delores was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson.
She enjoyed raising honey bees with Kenny, knitting sweaters, and afghans. Delores also enjoyed tending to her vegetable and flower gardens, fishing and canning. She also enjoyed making pies to sell at the farmers market. Delores enjoyed many trips up north to the cabin in Remer along with spending time with her grandchildren.
Delores is survived by her children, Gail (Tim) Cox of Litchfield, and David (Kristi) McLain of Emily; grandchildren, Patti Krippner, Tyler Greeder, Nicholas Cox and Anton Cox; great-grandchildren, Hayli, Jayden, Jesse, Levena, Kaisen, Everett, andHazel; step-grandchildren, Derek (Tina) Erickson and Jared (Kathy) Erickson; siblings, Lilah Otto of Arlington, August Sickmann of Silver Lake, Ervin (Delores) Sickmann of Glencoe, Lucy Hagen of Hutchinson, Ruby (Erlin)Thran of Hutchinson, and Gerald (Lorna) Sick-mann of Arlington; sisters-in-law, Darlene Sather of Blaine, and Arlys Sickmann of Arlington; brother-in-law, Delbert Trebbenesse of Winthrop;              many other relatives and friends.
Delores is preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth McLain; son, Keith McLain; special friend, Victor Brinkmeier; siblings, Dorothy Ellwanger, Verna Trebbenesse, and Clarence Sickmann; and many brothers and sisters-in-law.
 Arrangements by the Dobratz-Hantge Chapels in Hutchinson. Online Obituaries and Guest Book available at

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