Marilyn J. Hockersmith, 71, Oakley, died Wednesday, May 30, 2018.

She was born July 1, 1946, in Colby to Ralph and Armella (Lintel) Kruse. She was a graduate of Oakley High School. She married Lanny Hockersmith on Dec. 27, 1962, in Oakley. She helped her husband farm.

Survivors include her husband; her mother; three sons, Troy Hockersmith and wife, Jeanette, J.R. Hockersmith, Clinton Hockersmith and wife, Michele; a daughter, September Mariman and husband, Brent; four brothers, Rodney Kruse and wife, Mary Lou, Ralph Kruse and wife, Cheri, Berny Kruse and wife, Missy, and Robert Kruse and wife, Chan; three sisters, Connie Renner and husband, Bob, Karol Swart and husband, Terry, and Janice Wilkening; and 11 grandchildren, Alex Benitez, Hannah Hockersmith, Jordon Hockersmith and wife, Barbara, Kayla Hanna and husband, Nick, Kenzie Hockersmith, Corey, Carsyn and Luke Hockersmith, Tanner and Nathan Lee and Jake Mariman.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Oakley; burial in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Baalmann Mortuary, Oakley.

A vigil will be at 5 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary.

Memorials are suggested to St. Joseph School in care of the mortuary.

Condolences can be left for the family at