Stanley Ordell Hongerholt, 76, of Lenora, Minn., passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family, July 10, 2019.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 15, 2019, at Lenora United Methodist church in Lenora, Minn., with Pastor Mark Woodward officiating. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, 2019, at the Lenora United Methodist church. Limited indoor seating with some outdoor seating available.
He was born on May 17, 1943, in Lanesboro, Minn., to Sydney and Olga (Hoff) Hongerholt. He attended high school at Rosemount, Minn. After high school is when his passion for farming started; also he was employed by Natural Gas Company (George Werner) as a backhoe operator, Hastings, Minn. Soon after, he met the love of his life, Patricia Rose Brinkmann. They were married April 4, 1964, on Gray Cloud Island and lived in St. Paul Park, Minn. They moved to Lenora, Minn., in 1971 and continued farming. He started his backhoe business in 1976, which he really enjoyed and made it his career until he retired in 2017. His hobbies included fishing, grilling, vegetable gardening, furniture making, antique collecting, raising cattle, NASCAR Sundays and spending time with his wife and family.
Stan is survived by his wife Patricia, one son, Burt (Brenda) Hongerholt of Lanesboro; two daughters: Amy Bergey of Canton and Tina (Ron) Sand of Peterson; five grandchildren: Kayla (Josh), Dillon (Jacey), Christopher, Kaia and Payton. And two great-grandchildren: Addison and Vivienne; one brother, John of Rosemount; and one sister, Jean (Maynard) of Elysian. Three sisters-in-law: Ruth Brinkmann, Rae Jean (Richard) Becker, Rita Soucek; and many nieces and nephews.
Stan was preceded in death by his parents, a brother-in-law and numerous aunts and uncles. He will always be remembered for his sense of humor and attention to detail.
Memorials are preferred to the Lenora United Methodist Church or the Hongerholt Cemetery.
The Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel is assisting with arrangements.