Lisa Gustafson-Hoftiezer, age 55, of Luverne, MN passed away on January 31, 2020, at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. at First English Lutheran Church in Ortonville. Rev. David Tonn will officiate, and burial will be in Mound Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the church. A prayer service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church on Tuesday, one hour prior to the service.
The organist will be Lisa Berdan. Casket bearers will be her nephews: Andy Strei, Kyle Giese, Nick Giese, Aaron Gaspar, Austin Gaspar, Greg Symes, and Ron Hoftiezer. Honorary bearers will be all the children whose lives were touched by Lisa.
Lisa Beth Gustafson-Hoftiezer was born on September 21, 1964, in Ortonville, MN. She was the daughter of Vernon “Gus” and Mary (Lomen) Gustafson. Lisa grew up in Ortonville and graduated from Ortonville High School with the Class of 1983. She continued her education in Willmar, MN, in cosmetology. Lisa operated and owned a beauty salon, Trend Hair Salon, in Ortonville. She loved visiting Hawaii and made a move to Maui to continue her beauty salon career. Although she absolutely loved Maui, she desperately missed her family, especially her nieces and nephews. She returned to Minnesota and received her teacher’s certificate.
Lisa was united in marriage with the love of her life, Rick Hoftiezer, on March 4, 2000. She and Rick lived in Luverne, MN, where Lisa worked as a pre-kindergarten teacher. She and Rick enjoyed several wonderful vacations in Hawaii. Lisa was a member of First English Lutheran Church in Ortonville.
Lisa adored children! She loved teaching and loved spending time with her family. She and Rick enjoyed taking care of children when their parents were out of town. She also enjoyed fishing, camping, motorcycle riding, and baking.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Rick Hoftiezer of Luverne, MN; her mother, Mary Gustafson of Ortonville, MN; siblings: Lynne (Keith) Giese of Ortonville, MN; Lori (Steve) Strei of Odessa, MN; and Chad (Carol) Gustafson of New London, MN; father-in-law, Dwaine Hofteizer of Miller, SD; sisters-in-law: Cheryl (Terry) Gaspar of Colton, SD; Cindy (Doug) Symes of Mitchell, SD; and Theresa (Roger) Berg of Harrisburg, SD; brother-in-law, Ron (Juli) Hoftiezer of Miller, SD; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
Lisa was preceded in death by her father, Vernon “Gus” Gustafson; and her mother-in-law, Joan Hoftiezer.