Michael J. Hochstein
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Michael J. Hochstein age 25 of St. Helena, Nebraska died on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton due to complications with pneumonia.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family (Immaculate Conception) Catholic Church in St. Helena with the Rev. Eric Olsen officiating.  Burial will be in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in St. Helena.  Visitation will be on Wednesday at church from 5-8:00 p.m. with a vigil service at 7:00 p.m.  Visitation will continue on Thursday one hour prior to services at church.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.

Pallbearers will be Ron Hochstein, Clinton Becker, Dick Lammers, Chad Jansen, Kyle Jansen, and Jeff Maibaum.

Michael Joseph Hochstein was born on December 3, 1988 in Yankton, SD to Joseph Arthur and Linda Ann (Leise) Hochstein.  Michael was born with cerebral palsy and was cared for by his parents and family.  He first attended the ESU Early Childhood program and then attended the ESU Wayne Tower.  As Michael got older he then attended the Coleridge Level 3 Program until he was age 21.

Michael loved seeing his nieces and nephews, music, balloons and his Disney movies.

Michael is survived by his parents Joe and Linda Hochstein of St. Helena, NE; three brothers and one sister, Tim and Brian Hochstein of St. Helena, NE; sister Janet and husband Nick Odens of Yankton, SD, Jeff and Kari Hochstein of Hartington, NE; nieces and nephews, Tyler, Brenna & Evan Odens, Emma Hochstein.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Paul and Evelyn Hochstein; maternal grandparents Frank and Viola Leise.

Messages will be reviewed and posted within 1 business day.

Joe, Linda and family..

So sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Teresa Wieseler-Kubal

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family.

Joe and Karen Boehmer

Linda and Family,

I was so sorry to hear about Michael. I know this must be difficult for you. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Mary Hladky

Joe, Linda and Family:

So sorry for your loss. Our prayers go out to you at this difficult time.

Rich & Carolyn Kaiser

Joe, Linda and family,

please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. Our deepest sympathy.

Jim and Joani Arens

Joe, Linda and family:

Sending hugs along with our thoughts and prayers for you during this difficult time! May you find comfort in your memories!

Ken & Mary Thunker

Our deepest sympathy to all of you!

I know Michael was/is your very special angel! Our hearts are all heavy for you! Gods blessings and may he be right there with you as you all have to go thru this with him. Prayers of peace be with all of you.

Cindy Sage and staff at Avera Yankton Care Center

Thinking of your entire family during this time.

Michael is keeping a special watch on all of you here on Earth...He continues to be a special angel. Hold your memories close and remember all the joyous times. Love and hugs

Megan Shearer and family

Joe, Linda and family,

Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your son. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

NorthStar Services

Michael has such a special place in my heart!

He was one of my first students here and was so loved by all of our staff at Level III!! We all knew he had such wonderful, caring parents, and that he never had to have a sad or stressful day on earth. Only happier times ahead...what a precious young man you raised!! God bless all of you at this difficult time. I know you will miss him every day!!! In sympathy and love,

Bernice Maxwell (and past and present Level 3 staff and students)

Joe, Linda and family,

You have our deepest sympathy. The joy Michael brought into your family. His beautiful smile. I know how much you will miss him. He will always be in your heart. I bet Megan and Michael are talking to each other about going to St Helena for school. May God be with all of you.

Ruth and Victor Janak

Jeff and family,

I'm so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies, thoughts, and prayers are with you all.

JoAnn Lambertz

I m very sorry for your loss.

You can be sure that comfort and hope are found in the pages of the Bible. At John 5:21 we are told: "For just as the Father raises the dead up and makes them alive, so the Son also makes alive whomever he wants to." This is such a wonderful hope for us and to remind us that we can see our dear loved ones and friends again. Take care of yourselves and keep those precious memories of your loved one close.

Cheryl D.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad time.

Bev Kumm

To Michael's family,

I worked with Michael many years ago at Tower School in Wayne. I was sorry to see he had passed away. He always had such a beautiful smile. We have moved to Blair to be closer to our children and grandchildren.

Sandra Brudigan

To Joey, Linda and family,

We are so sorry we could not make it down. Our thoughts and prayers are always with you.

Roger & Michelle Lammers & family

I would like to express my condolences at this time to your family.

The Bible is a great source of encouragement at times like this. A comforting thought is at Revelation 21:3,4, where it states "...And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry be anymore the former things have past away". This scripture gives us hope for the future! You can also find comfort in Acts 24:15 - Death does not end it all. May Jehovah bring you comfort and peace during this difficult time. Your neighbor, S.Rubio


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