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.