Stephan Edward Herrgott


January 5, 1946 - January 19, 2020


Stephan Edward Herrgott, age 74, died unexpectedly Sunday, January 19 from an apparent heart attack at home, brought on we can only imagine, from a lifetime of loving those around him to the fullest. Mitchell residents will recognize him as the long-time owner of Daylight Donuts, where he worked every day next to his best friend and wife Marcia. His friends and family will remember him for his playful wit, excellent stories, ability to fix and build anything and for being our top chef and baker.

Stephan Edward Herrgott was born January 5, 1946, the eldest child of Howard and Merlyn Herrgott in Shakopee, MN. His Grandma Anderson was an incredible influence in his life. He was the oldest brother of five siblings and his mother’s favorite. He went to school in Minneapolis and later served in the Air Force, stationed in Texas, Alaska and Oklahoma, before moving back to Shakopee to work at a local hardware store. Later he moved to Parkston, South Dakota where he met the love of his life, Marcia. They built a family together in Arizona and later moved back to South Dakota where they helped on the family dairy farm and later purchased The Donut Shoppe where they worked until just recently upon retiring in October 2019. Over the last few months, Steve and Marcia enjoyed every minute of their retirement together, traveling to visit with those they loved, telling stories to their grandchildren Gavin and Ellerie, binge watching shows on Netflix, watching the sunrise and sunset, baking and eating the most wonderful meals and making plans for all the fun they would have together in the future.

Steve is survived by his wife Marcia, his children Jerah Plucker of Bangkok, Thailand and Jessica Southwell (Brian) of Chapel Hill, NC, Kevin and Darin of Minnesota and Chad of New York. He is also survived by his brothers Thomas (Linda) Herrgott of Glendale, AZ, Howie (Marcia Kolmer) Herrgott of Belle Plaine, MN, Charles “Hap” (Cindy) Herrgott of Shakopee, MN, and Don (Lori) Hogrefe of Chester, SD. He adored his sisters Ivy (Pete) Beebe of Shakopee, MN, Eva Rudolph (Tim Hennen) of Morton, MN, Tammy (Rick) Thuringer of Parkston, SD, and Lori (Sherm) Fuerniss of Delmont, SD. He delighted in his time spent with aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, close family and friends who will do their best to carry on his generous spirit and kind way of helping others when they need it most.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to be sent to the family to honor his memory later this year.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Mitchell Wesleyan Church. Visitation will be 6:30-8:00 PM Friday, January 24, at Bittner Funeral Chapel with a 7:00 Prayer Service. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell.



Friday, January 24, 2020
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
7:00 PM Prayer Service

Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Saturday, January 25, 2020
2:00 PM
Mitchell Wesleyan Church
601 N Sanborn Blvd
Mitchell, SD 57301

Posted by Dwight and Sherry Gerlach on January 23, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the Lord's comfort.
Posted by Sue VanderHeiden on January 23, 2020
Marcia, my heart is breaking for you. I loved seeing and talking to you at County Fair. Steve was so funny and more than that he was a great guy. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
Posted by Thomas Trost on January 23, 2020
Ivy, I’m so sorry to hear of your brothers death. My condolences to the entire family! The video was beautiful! May God comfort you all!
Posted by Robyn Bartunek on January 23, 2020
I am so sorry to see of Steve's passing, he was such a wonderful man! Thinking of your family during this difficult time.
Posted by Rachel Radel on January 22, 2020
Marcia, I’m so sorry for your loss. Steve was an amazing person with a heart of gold! He will be so missed.
Posted by Sandy & Gary Butterfield on January 22, 2020
Marcia, We are very sorry for your loss, sending hugs and prayers to you and your family
Posted by Jean Sexton on January 22, 2020
I am so sorry Marcia and family, I always enjoyed Steve's sense of humor, He will be missed
Posted by Dan and Diane DesLauriers on January 22, 2020
Our deepest sympathy to you, Marcia and your family. What a wonderful person, and he always had a smile for everyone. Thinking of you.
Posted by Dan and Diane DesLauriers on January 22, 2020
Our deepest sympathy to you, Marcia and your family. What a wonderful person, and he always had a smile for everyone. Thinking of you.
Posted by Helen (Page) Trefethen on January 21, 2020
So sorry for your loss Eve and family...prayers for you.
Posted by Linda Herrgott on January 21, 2020
I am so sorry for the loss of Steve. He gave us so many memories, stories, and delicious meals. My heart weeps for you Marcia. A terrible, shocking tragedy. I send to you my love and prayers.
Posted by Cindy Fuerst on January 21, 2020
My deepest sympathy to you and family. Steve was a great person. His sense of humor always made me laugh. So sorry
Posted by Lois Rather on January 21, 2020
I find it hard to express my feelings of this loss. I have such wonderful memories of our early morning stops at the donut shop. May God be with you, Marcia, and comfort you and your family with the love and comfort which only comes from your faith in Jesus, the Great Comforter.
Posted by William &Deb Dave Steve Nick Colleen Stephanie on January 21, 2020
From Beckrich. Family. Our prayers are with all of you. So very Sorry
Posted by Carol Huber on January 21, 2020
My heart is breaking for Marcia and the rest of the family. I worked for them many years and loved them both. So many happy memories! May God be with you all during this difficult time.
Posted by Brent, Heather, Samantha, and Kirsten Tate on January 21, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Herrgott family, especially Marcia, their children, and Stephan's brothers and sisters. We are friends of Ivy and Pete, & Hap and Cindy.
Posted by Dale and Jackie Hofer on January 21, 2020
We had not heard. Many hugs and prayers for you Marcia and family!!
Posted by Sierra Bunker on January 21, 2020
Great boss and a wonderful person. He and his wife always treated me like family when I worked for them at Daylight Donuts. He will be missed.
Posted by Judy Miiller on January 21, 2020
My deepest sympathies to you all. What an unexpected loss for your family and the Mitchell community. My heart aches for you!
Posted by Deb and Tom Neugebauer on January 21, 2020
Our hearts ache for your loss.
Posted by Gary & Cindy Loerts on January 21, 2020
You have our deepest sympathy. We won't be able for the visitation or funeral. You are LOVED!!!
Posted by Joan Jacobsen on January 20, 2020
So sorry and prayers to the family!
Posted by Kathleen Rather Rose on January 20, 2020
May our Savior’s love bring you peace. So sorry for your loss and unspeakable sadness.
Posted by Joleen Rather Paige on January 20, 2020
So sorry! Prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Posted by Willism and Carol Herrboldt on January 20, 2020
May God comfort you in this time of sorrow.
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