Doris Hart

Doris Hart


October 26, 1929 - April 21, 2023


Doris Jean Hart, 93, of Mitchell, SD, died Friday, April 21, 2023, at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Thursday, April 27, at Bittner Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Mitchell. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5-7:00 PM at Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Doris Jean Morgan was born October 26, 1929, to Virgil and Blanche (Ferguson) Morgan on a farm near Loomis, SD. Doris attended Plano school for seven years, before the family moved south of Artesian where she attended Lyle Country School for one year. Doris then attended Artesian High School.

Doris was involved in music from a young age. She played the piano, organ, and accordion. She was also involved in forming a band that played for dances around the area, including house and barn dances. Doris also enjoyed dancing.

Doris married Douglas Hart on July 12, 1946, in Mitchell. To this union, five children were born. Doris took great pride in being a stay at home mom. She raised a big garden for 43 years, canned fruits and vegetables, and worked in the field when needed. They farmed near Artesian until 1952, when they bought their farm near Howard. In 1990, they relocated off of the farm and into Mitchell.

Doris is survived by her four daughters, Sharon (Russ) Hendrix of Pierre, Carolyn (Dave) Schmit of Alexandria, Connie (Jon) Rentschler of Sioux Falls, Charlotte (Bill) Charles of Winfred; and one son, Terry (Mary) Hart of Madison; 21 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Kay Morgan.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas, in January of 1996 after more than 49 years of marriage; her parents; granddaughter, Jodi Schmit; brother, Duane Morgan; and sister, Bethel (Les) Fawcett.


Wednesday, April 26, 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Thursday, April 27, 2023
10:30 AM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, SD

Posted by Dick and Carol Kunkel on April 26, 2023
So sorry for the loss of your Mom. May God's blessings be with you and your family.
Posted by Rachel eich on April 25, 2023
My symptoms
Posted by Bernie and Rosalie Weber on April 25, 2023
So sorry for your loss hugs, prayers and sympathy to all of you
Posted by Peggy (Schneider) Wilkerson on April 25, 2023
Sending love to all of you as you go through the next few days.
My memories of my very special Aunt Doris and all of you are some of the best from my childhood. Anyone who had the opportunity to know your Mom felt her kindness and love. She will always be a part of all of us.
Posted by Bev & Randy Sprenkke on April 25, 2023
You were blessed to have your mom for so long…hold on to those wonderful memories. Our sincere condolences. ❤️🙏
Posted by Bubba and Nancy on April 25, 2023
Your mom was a very special lady and will be missed by her family.
Posted by Paula and Jerry on April 25, 2023
Your mom musta been a pretty awesome and fun lady. How fun and blessed u were to have her for a mom.
Posted by Elva & Dennis Engelhart on April 24, 2023
Oh my gosh, I am so sorry for your loss Sharon. I remember her so clearly, what a sweet lady. She will surley be missed by all of you.
Posted by Charolette Peterson on April 24, 2023
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for family and friends.
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