Donald A. Hochstein
HARTINGTON — Donald A. Hochstein, 95, Hartington, died June 20, 2022, at the Providence Medical Center, Wayne.
Mass of Christian Burial was June 24 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Hartington, with the Rev. An Duy Phan officiating. Burial was at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Hartington.
Pallbearers were his seven sons, Dale, Kirk, Neal, Nick, Karl, Glen, and Greg Hochstein.
Visitation and a vigil service were Thursday at church, and continued Friday one hour prior to services. Arrangements were under the
Arrangements were under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home, Hartington. Donald Arthur was born Feb. 10,
Donald Arthur was born Feb. 10, 1927, to John and Rose (Schulte) Hochstein in Wynot. He grew up in the Wynot area and graduated from Wynot High School in 1945. He married Elaine Helen Mary Burbach, daughter of Florenz and Veronica (Lammers) Burbach, June 2, 1953, in St. James. After their marriage, they lived in Laurel, from 1954-1960. While in Laurel, Don did carpenter work and worked for the State of Nebraska Department of Roads. In 1960, he and Elaine returned to the home farm northwest of Wynot. He raised livestock, milked cows and raised row crops.
Don was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Holy Name Society while in Wynot.
Don retired in 1992 and moved to Hartington. He was a member of the Ministry of Praise and Perpetual Adoration at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Don was also a member and past president of the Senior Citizens Center, Hartington. He drove school bus for Wynot from 1976-1992. After moving to Hartington, he drove the school bus from 1992-2011, until his 84th birthday. Don moved to the Embers Assisted Living, Coleridge, in November 2015.
Don is survived by his 14 children, Jane and Richard Mehaffey, North Bend; Ann and Lee Shepherd, Rapid City, S.D.; Susan and Terry Hupp, Spearfish, S.D.; Dale and Laura, Wayne; Kirk and Barb, Wayne; Joyce and Roger Paseka, Prague; Nancy and Doug Vrbka, Brainard; Brenda and Doug Hummel, Omaha; Neal and Sharlee, Wynot; Bette and Keith Becker, Hartington; Nick and Jessi, Wayne; Karl and Carroll, Ankeny, Iowa; Glen and Pam, Seward; and Greg and Stephanie, LaVista; 48 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Don was preceded in death by his wife Elaine, March 21, 2018, at the age of 84; parents; infant son, Russ Michael; granddaughter, Megan Shepherd; brothers, Lawrence, Reynold, Gilbert, Fritz and John Jr. Hochstein; sisters, Valeria (Sister Rose Jean), Rosine Pinkelman, Ruth Huennekens, Viola Lammers, Dolores Abbot, Freida (Don) Hoss, Mary (Ralph) Wieseler.