Donald B. Mense

Donald B. Mense, 82,  Hoxie, died Monday, March 15, 2021, at University of Kansas Health System, Kansas City, Kan.

He was born April 30, 1938, in Grinnell to Bernard and Hilda (Ostmeyer) Mense.

He farmed and was a bank president for most of his career.  

Survivors include his wife, Florence "Flo" (Zerr) Mense,  Hoxie; a  son, Michael C. Mense, Hoxie; two daughters, Maurica Gilliland, Spring Hill and Melia Mense, Overland Park;  brothers, Tom Mense, Grinnell, and Steve Mense, Asbury, Mo.; and his grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Hoxie.  Services will be live streamed.

Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. with family greeting friends from 5 to 7 p.m.  Thursday at Mickey-Leopold Funeral Home, Hoxie.

A vigil /rosary will be at 7 p.m.  Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Sheridan County Community Foundation, St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, or The Vascular Health Foundation, in care of the funeral home.

Condolences can be sent to the family at

Posted online on March 18, 2021