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Darlene Steinfadt

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Darlene Steinfadt

Darlene Steinfadt, 87, of Sioux Falls, died Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls.

Darlene Vipond was born in Sioux County, Iowa on February 3, 1928 to John and Anna (Rice) Vipond. She moved with her family to Hudson, SD and that is where she lived when she was confirmed and received her education, graduating from Hudson High School.

On March 12, 1946, she was united in marriage with Orland Steinfadt. The couple lived in Hudson where they raised their children, Catherine, Douglas, Timothy and Deborah.

Darlene was a stay at home mom while her children were growing up, and was involved in their many activities. She taught Sunday School, Bible School, was a Den Mother and involved with the various school activities her children were in. She later worked for several business places in the area and in 1985, they moved to Sioux Falls where she worked in the accounting department at Western Surety/CNASurety for 15½ years. She was a member of Hope Lutheran Church and was involved in various women's activities.

She is survived by her two daughters, Catherine (Mark) Evanson of Carmel, IN and Deborah (Scott) Nielsen of Brookings, SD; her daughter in law, Peggy Steinfadt of Sioux Falls, SD; 11 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; one step-great grandchild; two sisters, Doris (Mer) Winterfeld of Ogden, IA and Alice (Fred) Miller of Omaha, NE; nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Orland in 1997; 2 sons, Douglas and Timothy; one brother, Jim Vipond; and one sister, Louvina Bradley.

Funeral services will begin 10:30 am Friday at Hope Lutheran Church. Interment will be in Hills of Rest Memorial Park. Visitation with the family present will be from 5:00 to 7:00 pm Thursday at Miller Funeral Home, Main Avenue location.


Published in The Argus Leader on Aug. 12, 2015
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