Elaine H. Hochstein
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Elaine H. Hochstein, age 84 of Hartington, Nebraska, passed peacefully on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at Parkview Haven Nursing Home in Coleridge, Nebraska.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington with the Rev. Owen Korte officiating. Burial will be at the St. Michael's cemetery in Hartington. Visitation will be on Friday, at church, from 5-8:00 p.m. with a Vigil service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Saturday one hour prior to services at church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.

Pallbearers will be her seven sons: Dale, Kirk, Neal, Nick, Karl, Glen, and Greg Hochstein

Elaine Helen Mary was born at home in St. James, Nebraska on February 23, 1934 to of Florenz & Veronica (Lammers) Burbach. She graduated from Holy Trinity High School in May of 1952. Elaine married Donald Hochstein on June 2, 1953 at St. James. She and Don lived in Laurel from 1954-1960 before returning to the home farm northwest of Wynot. Elaine sold Avon beauty products for 35 years. As a member of Sacred Heart Parish in Wynot, Elaine was an active member of the Sacred Heart Altar Society, arranged the altar flowers, and taught 2nd grade religion for many years. They retired in Hartington in November of 1992. Elaine was a member of the Holy Trinity Guild, Catholic Daughters of America, Christian Mothers, Ministry of Praise and Perpetual Adoration. She moved to Park View Haven in Coleridge in January of 2010.

Elaine is survived by her husband Don, Coleridge. Survivors include fourteen children, Jane & Richard Mehaffey of North Bend, NE; Ann & Lee Shepherd of Rapid City, SD; Susan & Terry Hupp of Spearfish, SD; Dale & Laura of Wayne, NE; Kirk & Barb of Wayne, NE; Joyce & Roger Paseka of Prague, NE; Nancy & Doug Vrbka of Brainard, NE; Brenda & Doug Hummel of Omaha, NE; Neal & Sharlee of Wynot, NE; Bette & Keith Becker of Hartington, NE; Nick of Wayne, NE; Karl & Carroll of Ankeny, IA; Glen & Pam of Seward, NE; and Greg & Stephanie of LaVista, NE; 48 grandchildren; 39 great grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren; sister Phyllis & Bill Huinker of Postville, IA; brothers Gary & Cecilia Burbach of Marion, IA; Alan Burbach of St. Peters, MO; Francis & Colleen Burbach of Myrtle Beach, SC; and sisters-in-law, Patty Burbach of Parkston, SD; Mary Burbach of Marion, IA and Sally Hochstein of Wayne, NE.

She was preceded in death by her parents, infant son Russ Michael, granddaughter Megan Shepherd, brothers James and Kenny Burbach, sister and brother-in-law Alice & Clovis Weinandt, and sister-in-law, Pam Burbach.




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My prayers and thoughts are with you uncle Don and your family.

Sharon (Hochstein) Promes


Our deepest, heartfelt sympathy to all your family -- our second family in Wynot. May you find peace and comfort in knowing that she is with Jesus and smiling down on all of you. Elaine, Don, and the whole family have always been so special to us.

Sending Love & BLessings! Mike & Pat Recker


Susan,Shawna,& Erin,

If roses grow in Heaven , Lord please pick a bunch for me,Place them in my Mother's arms & tell her they're from me. Tell her I love & miss her, and when she turns to smile, Place a kiss upon her cheek & hold her for awhile. Because remembering her is easy, I do it every day, But there's an ache within my heart that well never go away . . .

Love & Prayers Greg Walsh


"...and may Perpetual Light shine upon her."

My sincerest sympathies to my friend Brenda and her entire family. I know your Mom is at home with Christ and experiencing peace. God bless you all and your treasured memories.

Mary Beth Kriskey


Dear Lord, relying on your promises to us, I turn to you in trust that Elaine is with you and that she is enjoying your loving embrace. You alone know how she loved the best she could and how she faithfully endured the struggles that she faced. You know the graces you gave her and you know the grace she was for me and for so many. For all the ways she truly loved the way you loved her, please reward her, Lord. May she enjoy the communion of all her family and friends who are with you.

I'll miss you Elaine! The memories of you when I was little I'll never forget. I got the coolest Avon items from you! May God hold the Hochstein family in His arms. Sending prayers and hugs to you all.

Dana Suing


The Holley Family send love and prayers to Miss Elaine family at this time. May she Rest In Peace with Our Heavenly Father. She was a blessing to all who knew her. Karl and Carroll are dear friends of ours and we knew her through all the great memories they shared with us throughout the year.

Julie Holley


Nancy, Doug and family,

We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother and grandmother. May God bring you comfort and peace in the days ahead as you grieve her loss. Our Lord's resurrection gives us assurance we will see our loved ones again. Praying for your family and your extended family.

John and Deb Svec


Nancy and family,

We were saddened to hear of your loss. It is never easy to lose a parent. Be assured of our thoughts and prayers for your entire family.

In Christ,
Aquinas & St. Mary's Catholic Schools


May the precious Lord be with you and offer comfort and blessings in these times.

Todd and Jacquelyn Edeker, Jewell Iowa


Our heartfelt sympathy to you all. May you find comfort in all the beautiful memories

Alan and Nancy Niemann


To the family, my heartfelt condolences for the loss of your loved one. As you cope with your loss, may you be comforted by the "Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort.”(2 Cor 1:3) One day soon, all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out. (John 5:28, 29) May these promises from God's word, the Bible give you comfort now and real hope for the future. My deepest sympathy.

Mary Berg


You are in my thoughts and prayers. May each one of you know the comfort and peace that only Jesus can give.

Roberta Hoesing


Many thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

Pac N Save


I am so sad to hear of Elaine's passing. I remember Elaine & Donny visiting Mom & Dad and getting to know my little cousins. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I'm sure Elaine is laughing & smiling and watching you from heaven

Jane Becker Harris


Greg, Stephanie & Family .. Our deepest sympathies are sent your way during this difficult time of loss. May God's everlasting peace put your hearts at rest and know His loving arms are around her now.

Steve & Patti Redlin / Omaha

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