Ramona Bertha Hokanson died peacefully with family by her side on Tuesday December 15, 2020 at Hilltop Healthcare Center, Watkins. She was 91. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, December 19, 2020 at the St. Anthony Catholic Church in Watkins. Interment will be at St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery, Watkins following the service.
It goes without being said we wish everyone could come to the funeral as normal but with COVID-19 restrictions, we ask you join us virtually. The mass of Christian burial will be live streamed on her obituary page at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 19, 2020. www.ErtlFuneral.com
Ramona was born October 29, 1929 to Anthony and Clara (Linn) Quast in Watkins. She grew up on a small farm just outside of Watkins. She married Reuben Roeser on July 28, 1951 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. From that marriage there were four children. Reuben passed away in 1970 and in 1974 she married Hjalmer Hokanson.
Ramona worked at Weber’s grocery store for many years but for the majority of her life worked as a home health care aid until retiring. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and playing cards with them. She was an excellent cook and baker where she will be remembered as always having chocolate chip cookies and yummy bars on hand. She enjoyed sewing, playing cards, casino trips, collecting and displaying various bric-a-brac as she called it, fishing, puzzles and ballgames.
She is survived by her daughters Donna (Robert) Schreiner of Watkins; Alice Coe and significant other Jim Weinmann of Watkins; Shirley Tonnell and significant other Richard McCann of St. Augusta; daughter-in-law Joy Roeser of Alexandria; step children Gary and (Patti) Hokanson of Eagan; Lynn and (Karon) of Watkins; 20 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; brothers John and David Quast; brother-in-laws Donald and Clyde Hokanson; sister-in-law Alice Currie and many nieces and nephews.
Ramona was preceded in death by her parents; husbands Reuben Roeser and Hjalmer Hokanson; son Micheal Roeser; sisters Marion Kupka and Patricia Beckers; brother Joseph Quast.
A special thank you to Hilltop Health Care Center staff for the wonderful care they have provided over the last four years.
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