Dorothy L. “Butch” Hoeschen, age 92 of Sauk Centre, died peacefully, surrounded by her family on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at the CentraCare Nursing Home in Sauk Centre, Minnesota.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 18 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Greg Paffel officiating. Inurnment will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Dorothy Louise Finken was born February 21, 1927 in St. Anthony, Minnesota to Frank and Frances (Stangler) Finken. She has been a resident of Sauk Centre since 1935. On April 3, 1948 she married Ralph Hoeschen at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. Butch was employed at Swift and Company for many years and also at Fingerhut.
She was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre, Christian Women, and the Paul F. Donart VFW Post 2853 Auxiliary. Butch enjoyed gardening, crocheting, and loved spending time with her family.
Survivors include her son, Ken Hoeschen of Fridley; daughter-in-law, Marlene Hoeschen of Sauk Centre; four grandchildren, Becky (Rob) Kinsey, Lisa (Jason) Rudoy, Sara Hoeschen (fiancé, Tait Midthun), and Matt Hoeschen; five great-grandsons, Logan, Will, Ethan, Gavin, and Cody; and sister, Lidvina Vener of Sauk Centre.
Butch was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Hoeschen; parents; son, Dennis “Whitey” Hoeschen; infant sons, Ronald Hoeschen and Larry Hoeschen; daughter-in-law, Kathy Hoeschen; brothers and sisters, Richard Finken, Froni Feldewerd, John Finken, Peter Finken, Philip Finken, Theckla Frie, Dina Ostendorf, Minnie Hinnenkamp, Rose Pfieffer, and Cecilia Hedglin.
Serving as urn bearer will be Ken Hoeschen. Cross bearer will be Matt Hoeschen and scripture bearer will be Sara Hoeschen. Gift bearers will be Becky Kinsey and Lisa Rudoy.
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