Theresa Hochstatter


With much sadness, the Hochstatter family announces the passing of their beloved Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother, Theresa Elizabeth Hochstatter, early on the morning of Monday, August 16, 2021.

Teresa was born on January 20, 1935 at the Tracy Hospital to Maurice and Irene Maeyaert of Tracy, MN. As a youngster, she grew up on a farm where she talked often of playing in the hay barn and snow drifts with her brothers and sisters; Raymond, Mary, Helen, Alice, Edward and Robert.

Theresa continued her farming life when she got married to Lester Hochstatter. They started their life together farming by Tracy, MN, where they had their three children; Marlene, Mike, and Byron. In the late 1960’s, they decided to buy a farm by Currie, MN. In the mid-1990’s, Theresa moved to Worthington where she continued her life as a waitress for 30 plus years until she retired.

During her young life and carrying into retirement, she most enjoyed her great grandchildren, quilting and gardening. It always made her smile when she could hand someone a handmade quilt. The other thing that would make her smile was helping Byron and his wife Jean, with their flower gardens. In her later years, she found much enjoyment in feeding and watching birds. Theresa’s other interests included being active at Day Break, adult day care, meeting friends, playing cards, and music.

Grateful for having shared her life are her children, Marlene Stevens, San Diego, CA, Mike (Sue) Hochstatter, Harris, MN, and Byron (Jean) Hochstatter, Sioux Falls, SD; grandchildren and great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services begin at 1:00 PM Monday August 30, 2021, at the Miller Funeral Home 507 S. Main Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD. Visitation begins at 11:00 AM Monday until service time.

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