Virginia Belle Hogstad
April 4, 1921 – November 5, 2018
Virginia Belle Hogstad died peacefully on November 5th at Nora’s Home Care in Fair Oaks.
Mom was born on April 4 1921 in Staples Minnesota to Cecil Brown and Alma Jerde Brown. She was the oldest of 4 children.
She grew up in Minnesota. As a young woman she moved with her family to Superior Wisconsin. She met and married Ryan Berg in 1942. They had 4 children together. They later divorced.
In 1962 she married Thor Hogstad, a career Air Force man. In 1963 they were stationed at Hamilton Air Force base in California. They lived in California with one exception where they had a 4 year tour in Germany. They loved the Sacramento area and when they retired they settled in Orangevale.
Mom was a waitress all her life. She worked at the Carousel at Arden Fair and at Eppies and other places ending her career helping with trays and pouring coffee at a Carl Jr’s. She loved being a waitress and her customers loved her.
Mom lost Thor in 1983 due to lung cancer. After losing Thor, Mom joined a Clown Group, she only did this for a few years and it was very rewarding for her. She told everyone in her later years that she was a clown and her name was “Miss Belle”.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Thor Hogstad, son, Douglas Berg, daughter-in-law, Gertrude Berg (Stariha), her parents, and siblings, Douglas C. Brown, Betty Brown Evans, and Patricia Brown Weber.
She is survived by her daughter Sandra (Lloyd) Acker of Missoula Mont., son Ronald (Margie) Berg of Superior, Wisc., and son Martin (Molly) Berg of Fair Oaks, Ca. Grandchildren: Laura Acker Stevens (Dave). Carrie Acker and Andrew Jurcich. Stacey Acker Ziegler (Stuart). Paul Berg and Dawn Palmer. Brian Berg and Diane Lansing. Renee Berg Gurnaby (David), and Aaron Berg. Great Grandchildren: Rick and Rachel Stevens. Austin, Lucas, Faith and Landon Gurnaby. Brynn and Ellie Ziegler. Harper, Hudson and Deacon Berg(Lansing). And Gideon Jurcich. And Nieces and Nephews in Wisconsin.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.MountVernonMemorial.com for the Hogstad family.