Ona Mae Hoisington


September 19, 1922 - February 23, 2015




Ona Mae Hoisington was born September 19, 1922 on a farm 2 ½ miles west of Ramona, SD in Lake County to Henry and Mabel (Keehn) Riedel. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church, rural Ramona. She died February 23, 2015 at Firesteel Healthcare Center in Mitchell at the age of 92 years, five months and four days. Ona grew up on the family farm and graduated from Ramona High School in 1940. After high school she completed a one year teacher course at Eastern Normal College (later changed to General Beadle and Dakota State College) in Madison, SD. She then taught school in Miner County for two years. On June 2, 1943 in the same farm house she was born, she married Roy Hoisington.  They resided in Madison for eight years, moved to Parkston in 1951 and then to Mitchell in 1966.  She was employed by attorney Glen Horstman in Parkston and Kessler Plumbing in Mitchell.  Ona was an avid reader and enjoyed playing bridge with her friends, doing crossword puzzles and putting together photo albums for her family.  She was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Mitchell and long-time member of Lutheran Women.

She is survived by her three children: Vicki (Tom) Studelska, Wagner, SD; two sons: Doug (Inez) Hoisington, Sioux Falls, SD and Tom (Tonja) Hoisington, Denver, CO: five grandchildren: Kelly (Dan) Cimpl, Jody (Don) Kocer, Charity (Corey) Condon, Zach (Carrie) Hoisington and Zoe Hoisington, ten great-grandchildren:  Ross (Linda) Cimpl, Erik Cimpl, Erin Cimpl, Ryan Kocer, Alex Kocer, David Kocer, Kayli Kocer, Rylie Condon, Chase Condon and Tate Hoisington, three great-great grandchildren: Preston Nedved, Charlee Cimpl and Porter Cimpl, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Ona was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Roy (February 22, 1977) two sisters: Helen Mitchell and Faye Richmond and one granddaughter-in-law, Megan (Mrs. Zach) Hoisington.



Wednesday, February 25, 2015
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Prayer Service ~ 7:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Thursday, February 26, 2015
11:00 AM
Saint John Lutheran Church
Ramona, South Dakota


Saint John Lutheran Cemetery
Ramona, South Dakota

Posted by Jacque Gist Fuller on March 6, 2015
Mother and I send our send our condolences to you. I remember both of your parents quite well; they were a handsome couple! We care. Sylvia and Jacque
Posted by Jerrrilyn Gist Benz on February 27, 2015
Dear Vicki, Doug and Tom, My memories go way back to your days in Madison, yet our parents remained friends for years after. Vicki probably remembers our family more than the boys. My husband saw Ona Mae's obituary in the Madison Paper. We are sorry for your loss. Her picture looks just like I remember her--a very pretty lady. I have contacted my sister,Jacque in Lead and she will tell Mother. Mother is in an assisted living in Lead. She is 97 1/2 and doing quite well. We are holding you all in our prayers. We are still in Lamberton, Mn.
Posted by Carol Roach on February 25, 2015
I remember, in my youth , chatting with your mom about the Big City vs, Small town. She even talked about her early driving experiences. We laughed until tears ran down our faces. She was delightful, positive and so full of joy. My memories of her are golden. I am certain that she and my mom, Faye, will enjoy heaven together.
Posted by Bruce & Rhonda Huber on February 25, 2015
Our prayers are with your family.
Posted by Jane and Max Hawk on February 24, 2015
Vicki, Tom, and family,
When you gather to share your family stories and memories, from your years with your mom, there'll be laughter as well as tears. Carry on her legacy by continuing to create new memories.
We offer our sympathy......
Posted by Judy Sass on February 24, 2015
The world has lost a lovely lady, with One Mae;s passing, but heaven has gained a new shining example of grace and thoughtfulness. Her photo albums she made for her famiy are a great example of her patience and love. I treasure all of her notes on her Christmas cards. She had a certain knack about those things, and I loved her for it. Cousins, please accept our prayers and love for you all.
Posted by Cheri Sheesley Swart on February 24, 2015
Hoisington family I am so sorry for your loss you are in my thoughts and prayers
Posted by Marilyn Thompson on February 24, 2015
Your mother, still beautiful, was and is a very special lady. I have fond memories of her and you all when you would come to visit us in Omaha and we would visit you in South Dakota. I remember Aunt Ona and Uncle Bud at the lake where you all had a cabin (I think) where we would go visit. I always thought it was magical place. Everyone always enjoyed visiting with each other. Aunt Ona was so good and kind to us after our Mom passed away so many years ago. Helen, Faye, and Ona can once again visit with each other. What stories I am sure they could tell of their years growing up together. She will be missed.
Posted by Marge Stoebner on February 23, 2015
Doug, Vickie and families, so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Peace for her at last. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
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