Donna J. HogstadAugust 7, 1929 ~ May 31, 2017 (age 87)
Donna J. Hogstad, age 87, of Sioux Falls, SD, formerly of the Wallace, SD, and Watertown, SD, areas, passed away on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at a care center in Sioux Falls. She was the widow of Leroy Hogstad. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at New Hope Lutheran Church in rural Hayti, SD. Rev. Randy Eisenbeisz will officiate. Music will be provided by Helen Prouty as organist with Michael Bossman and Judy Everson as vocalists. The family is requested to meet at the church on Tuesday by 10:00 a.m. for a prayer service.
Visitation will be at the Crawford-Osthus Funeral Chapel in Watertown on Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. and prior to services at the church on Tuesday.
Burial will take place at the St. Pauli Cemetery in rural Wallace, SD. Pallbearers will be Donna’s nephews: Paul Roe, Kent Roe, Dalen Roe, David Roe, Todd Nichols and Mike Segner.
Donna was born on August 7, 1929, to John and Lillie (Rund) Roe, at Hazel, SD. She was baptized and confirmed at New Hope Lutheran Church. Donna attended grade school at Oxford #6 and #7, and high school in Hazel as a freshman and sophomore before transferring to Thomas for her junior year. She graduated from Hazel High School in 1947 and then attended summer school in Madison, SD, where she received her teaching certificate. Donna taught school for 16 months at Oxford rural school until she was approached by Dr. Randall from Watertown who offered her a position at the Watertown Clinic to become a lab and x-ray technician, where she worked until 1952. She then moved to Sioux Falls, SD where she worked for five years.
On June 20, 1958, Donna married the love of her life, Leroy Hogstad, at New Hope Lutheran Church. They lived on a farm north of Wallace until 1979. While living on the farm she was the church organist for St. Pauli Lutheran Church for many years. In 1979 the couple moved to Arizona, returning to Watertown in 1981. Leroy passed away on January 8, 1989.
She enjoyed her retirement to the fullest by socializing with friends and family, quilting, crocheting and sewing. In April of 2006 Donna moved to Sioux Falls to be near her children.
Donna is survived by her two children, Roger (Lorie) Hogstad and Kari Hogstad both of Sioux Falls, SD; one great-grandson, Wesley Hanisch; two brothers, Howard (Audrey) Roe of Manning, IA, and Leland (Gail) Roe of Hazel, SD; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Roe of Hazel, SD, and Dorothy (Bob) Nichols of Watertown; and Lorie’s children, Michael Bossman (Libby) and Kassie Bossman (Brennan Hanisch), all of Sioux Falls, SD.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy, her parents, and one brother, Donald.
The family requests that memorials be directed to the St. Pauli Memorial Park Fund.