Darlene JoAnn Wiedemer
Wed, 05/13/2020 - 10:09am admin
Darlene JoAnn Wiedemer, 82, of Murdo, passed away May 4, 2020 at Avera-St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre. Darlene was born September 14, 1937 to Virgil and Lorraine (Person) Green in Niobrara, Neb. Darlene’s father owned a trucking business and did road construction and she traveled with her parents to many locations for his work. In the early 1950’s they moved to Belvidere, S.D. Darlene lived there until February 22, 1961 when she married Wayne Delbert Wiedemer in Kadoka, S.D. After a short stay in Spearfish they made their home in Okaton, S.D. To this union were born five children. Darlene worked various jobs, but her favorite was working at the auto museum in Murdo for Dave Geisler for 17 years. She had many fond memories of her days working there. Darlene also enjoyed feeding Waynes’s work crew for many years. Darlene was a great mother that took great pride in raising their children. After the kids left home she helped Wayne hay for various people and do construction work. Darlene loved camping, fishing and having coffee with her friends at the diner in Murdo. She had a passion for baking and loved to cook for her family. If you left her home hungry, it was your own fault.
Grateful for having shared in her life are her children: Cindy (Don) Houck of Belle Fourche, Ruth (Charles) Springer of Fort Pierre, S.D., Lea Wingert of Ramona, S.D., David Wiedemer of Fort Pierre, brothers: Gary (Trisha) Green of Idaho and Vernie (Deb) Green of Black Hawk, S.D,. 18 grandchildren and 42 great grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family members, along with her Betty, Jody, Michelle and the rest of the coffee crew. Darlene was preceded in death by her parents, by her husband Wayne on March 1, 1993; her daughter Amy on October 16, 2004, along with a granddaughter Heather and a great granddaughter Kelsee.
Condolences may be conveyed to the family and her graveside service may be viewed at www. feigumfh.com