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Richard Joseph “Dick” Hochstein

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HARTINGTON — Richard Joseph “Dick” Hochstein, 77, Hartington, died March 11, 2020, at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton, S.D.

Due to the present universal healthcare precautions a private Mass of Christian Burial will be at Holy Family (Sts. Peter and Paul) Catholic Church, Bow Valley, with the Rev. Jim Keiter officiating. A public memorial Mass and burial at Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery will be at a future date along with a funeral luncheon. Notice will follow at the appropriate time.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ken Becker, LaVerle Heimes, LaVerle Hochstein, Dale Sudbeck, Joe Zimmerman and Chris Kathol.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home, Hartington.

Richard Joseph was born Nov. 16, 1942, in Hartington, to Paul Augustine and Evelyn Teresa (Arens) Hochstein. He lived in Cedar County his entire life and worked as a painter and carpenter for over 35 years. Richard also farmed from 1968-1982 on the family farm near Bow Valley. He also worked for Gurney’s Seed and Nursery and Alumax, both in Yankton, S.D.

Richard was a member of Holy Family Church, Bow Valley; was in the National Guard for six years in Yankton; involved in 4-H for nine years; and worked for the Bow Valley Park Association for 10 years.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, dancing and playing cards.

Richard is survived by four brothers, Alvin (Heidi) Hochstein, Cedar Park, Texas; Ron (Diane) Hochstein, Hartington; Dallas (Dorothy) Hochstein, Hartington; Bob (Jeanine) Hochstein, Yankton, S.D.; two sisters, Mary Jean (Alvin) Lammers, Fordyce, and Dianne (Clinton) Becker, Fordyce; sister-in-law, Linda Hochstein, St. Helena; many nieces and nephews; and friend, Sharon Thoene.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Evelyn Hochstein; an infant brother, Clare Hochstein; and brother, Joe Hochstein.