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Tae Hoshino

Tae Hoshino
Tae Hoshino
- May 8, 2018

Tae was born in Sacramento, CA, on July 14, 1920, to Shozaburo and Ai Kusumi Jinbo. She graduated from Elk Grove High School in 1938 and attended Upthegrove School of Beauty Culture and was certified as a hairdresser and cosmetician in 1941.

Tae was interned at the Mazanar War Relocation Camp in California for nine months in 1942, and after release, she traveled by train to Cheyenne, WY, where she married Jack Hoshino in February 1943. They proceeded to make their home in Sturgis where Jack served in the U. S. Army and raised four children – Dan, Bonnie, Cindy, and Candy. They celebrated sixty-four years together until Jack's passing in 2007.

Tae was a homemaker until her children started school, and then she worked as a seamstress at Fort Meade VA Medical Center. She retired in 1981 after 20 years of employment. Tae enjoyed the company of the neighborhood "Spruce Street Coffee Gang" each week for many years although she did not drink coffee. She was a voracious reader, and her hobbies included gardening, genealogy, sewing, knitting, crocheting, and completing jigsaw puzzles. In ceramics, she made items such as ornaments, mugs, cookie jars, plus a 10-piece Nativity set for each of her children. Tae also enjoyed accompanying Jack on hunting, fishing, camping, and snowmobile trips.

Tae was active in the Sturgis Lioness Club, SD Lions Eye Bank, Sturgis Hospital Auxiliary, the Senior Citizens Center, and the First Presbyterian Church, where she was an elder.

Tae Hoshino, 97, passed away peacefully at Black Hills Care Center in Rapid City.

Grateful for having shared her life include her children: Dan Hoshino and wife, Jolene, of Tucson, AZ, granddaughter, Stephani Townsend, great-grandsons, Jack and Jaren, of San Diego, CA, and grandson, Doug, of San Jose, CA; Cindy Mortensen and husband, Jerry, of Albuquerque, NM, granddaughter, Melissa (Wayne) Jenski, of Santa Fe, NM, and granddaughter, Kristin, of London, England; Candy Benne and husband, Kim, of Rapid City, grandson, Ryan (Kerri), great-grandson, Brady, great-granddaughter, Madison, of Cheyenne, WY, granddaughter, Kamala (Irving) Williams, great-grandson, Terrel, great-granddaughter, Kaiya, of Englewood, OH, granddaughter, Kalli (Lukes) Koerner, and great-granddaughter, Alivia, of Baraboo, WI; son-in-law, Jim Wise, of Evanston, WY, grandson, Andrew, and great-grandsons, Halen, Eric, and Keenan, of Pleasant Grove, UT; and several nephews and nieces.

Tae was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jack; daughter, Bonnie Wise; four brothers, Sus, Lloyd, Noboru, and Fred Jinbo; and sister, Pauline Kawasaki.

A memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2018, at the First Presbyterian Church in Sturgis with Rev. Denzel Nonhof officiating. Inurnment will be Monday, May 14, at 9:30 a.m. at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

Memorials have been established to the SD Lions Eye Bank, Sturgis Public Library, and Sturgis First Presbyterian Church.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.kinkadefunerals.com.



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