Donald M. Loge, 89
Hector Donald “Don” Loge, age 89, of Hector, passed away Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, at his home in Brookfield Township, Hector. Funeral Service was held Thursday, March 3, 2016, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hector, with Pastor Jackie Cook officiating. Casket Bearers were Jonathan Hillmann, Joel Hillmann, Michael Herman, Neil Ihle, Pat Grams, and Charles Esser. Honorary Casket Bearers were Don’s great-grandchildren. Interment was held in the Hector City Cemetery.
Donald Myron Loge was born July 23, 1926, in Blue Earth, the son of Louis and Josie (Lyon) Loge. He was baptized in August of 1926 at Shiloh Lutheran Church in Elmore, and was confirmed in his faith there on Oct. 13, 1940. Donald grew up in the Blue Earth area where he graduated from the Blue Earth High School on May 29, 1944.
On June 27, 1948, Donald was united in marriage to Dorothy Ristau at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Elmore. They lived in Blue Earth and Bricelyn before making their home in Brookfield Township, rural Hector for the past 55 years. They were blessed with two children, Victoria and Bradley, and shared 67 years of marriage.
Don had a profound love of the land that he took care of. After he retired from farming the first time, he worked for the Cosmos School District as a bus driver, janitor, and groundskeeper. Even after he “retired” he continued to help Brad with spring and fall work through 2015.
Don was a faithful member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hector. He liked to go fishing, work in the garden, play cards, and watch sports. Don took great pride in his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, following all of their church, school, and sporting events. He was looking forward to the start of the equestrian season. He loved lutefisk, and all animals. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Don cherished his family.
Donald is survived by his wife, Dorothy Loge, of Hector; children, Victoria (Kermit) Hillmann, of Cokato, and Bradley (Nancy) Loge, of Olivia; grandchildren, Joel (Kelly Jo) Hillmann, of Cokato, Jennifer (Michael) Herman, of Waconia, Jonathan (Priscilla) Hillmann, of Litchfield; great-grandchildren, Sophia Hillmann, Jack Hillmann, Stella Hillmann, Kaden Herman, Karsen Herman, Kora Herman, Rex Hillmann, Cam Baalson, Tre Ertl; brother, Derald (Donna) Loge, of Blue Earth; sister, Phyllis Ann (Harold) Weise, of Blue Earth; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Josie Loge.
Arrangements were with Hughes-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hector www.hantge.com.