Christine Niedan, age 69

Christine Niedan

Christine Niedan, age 69, Midland, S.D., died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.
Christine Elaine (Hunt) Niedan was born Nov. 12, 1947, in Midland, at their local hospital. She was the sixth child (first girl) born to Lyle and Ida (Fosheim) Hunt. 
Christine (Teen or Mrs. N to many) attended grades one through 12 at Midland School and graduated in 1966.
She attended Black Hills State University where she first received her two-year teaching certificate. The start of her teaching career began in a rural school in Ottumwa. After that, she returned to BHSU and received her bachelor of science degree in education in January of 1971. She was hired by the Midland school as an aide to finish out that school year. Other rural schools that Christine taught in were Deep Creek, Hart and Liberty. 
On June 6, 1976, she was united in marriage to Curtis Niedan in Midland. They lived on the home place, south of Midland, until Curt’s death Jan. 11, 2003, when she moved into Midland continuing her teaching career in the fifth and sixth grades, which began in 1977 and ended upon retirement in 2012. Her teaching career spanned 43 years.
Chris’ hobbies included reading Amish books, doing puzzles, collecting old business memorabilia and both she and Curt were big fans of local sports and country music. She and Curt enjoyed attending antique sales and traveling.
She was a member of PTA, Booster Club, Pierre Area Reading Council, Midland American Legion Auxiliary, Midland Slam Dunkers, and Midland Library Board and was a faithful parishioner of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and an active member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Midland. She also helped out at the Midland Pioneer Museum. Chris was a very active volunteer and participated in many activities.
Survivors include 15 siblings, Roy (Carol) Hunt, Midland, Ted (Dena) Hunt, Rapid City, Terry Hunt, Watertown, Keith Hunt,  Midland, Teresa Palmer, Murdo, Gordon (Cheryl) Hunt, Battle Mountain, Nev., Peggy (Roger) Johnson, Pierre, Ron (Laura) Hunt, Riverside, Calif., Penny Schafer, Pierre, Janice (Jim) Tolton, Midland, Shari (Pete) Estep, Austin, Texas, Jeff Hunt (Liz), Battle Mountain, Lisa Hackerott, Smith Center, Kan., Barry Hunt, Battle Mountain, and Michelle (Cameron) Meinzer, Midland; 20 nieces and nephews; 20 great-nieces and great-nephews; a special aunt, Anna Dick; in-laws, Marvin (Margie) Niedan, Elaine Buxcel, Shirley Sorensen and Dorothy Melcher; and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis "Curt" Niedan; her parents; two brothers, Fred and Jerry Hunt; two brothers-in-law, Marvin Palmer and Brian Hackerott; and a great-niece, Alexis Raley.
Services were held Monday, Oct. 9, at the Midland School gym, with Pastor Tel Saucerman and Pastor Kathy Chesney officiating.
Interment was at St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery south of Midland.
A memorial has been established.
Arrangements were with Rush Funeral Home of Philip.

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