Donna M. Hoeschen, 71

Donna M. Hoeschen, age 71 of Freeport, died Wednesday, June 6, 2012 after complications from a stroke at the Long Prairie Nursing Home in Long Prairie, Minnesota.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Monday, June 11 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport with Rev. Roger Klassen, O.S.B. officiating.  Interment will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 Sunday and from 8 to 10 a.m. Monday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose.  Parish prayers will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home.

Donna Mae Winter was born September 29, 1940 in Grey Eagle, Minnesota to Richard and Marcella (Ostendorf) Winter.  She was united in marriage to Robert “Bob” Hoeschen on August 5, 1959 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre.  Donna worked at Fingerhut for 20 years and then retired from Kraft Foods after 25 years.  Donna and Bob have lived in Freeport since their marriage.  She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport and the Christian Mothers.  Donna enjoyed fishing, playing cards, spending time at the hunting shack, and loved being with her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Robert “Bob” Hoeschen of Freeport; children, Roxane (Dean) Bienusa of Sauk Centre, Debra Hoeschen of Brainerd, Kenneth Hoeschen of New Munich, Keith Hoeschen of New Munich, and Jason Hoeschen of Albany; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; brothers and sister, Larry Winter of Sauk Centre, Jerry (Marge) Winter of Gillman, Richard (Kathy) Winter of St. Cloud, Judy (Delbert) Doubrava of Sauk Centre, and Dennis (Nancy) Winter of Sauk Centre.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents; and daughter, Sandra Hoeschen on November 9, 2003.

Serving as casket bearers will be Justin Hoeschen, Jeron Denk, Derek Bienusa, Michael Doubrava, Matthew Copa, Robert Konnight, and David Konnight.  Cross bearer will be Angela Hoeschen and scripture bearer will be Laura Konnight. Honorary bearers will be Donna’s fishing and hunting buddies, card playing friends, and special friends, Bernice Hellermann and Kathy Kemper.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Freeport.

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