Irene Meta Tiede was born April 9, 1920, the daughter of Jacob and Emilie (Heinrich) Dewald. She grew up on the family farm south of Tripp, South Dakota and attended a country school near there. She was baptized and confirmed in Friedens Reformed Church in Tripp. She was united in marriage to Edgar Freier on June 17, 1945. The marriage was blessed with one son, Elwyn Freier. They farmed near Delmont, South Dakota until July 13, 1961 when Edgar passed away. Irene moved to Parkston, South Dakota where she worked for the Parkston Public School system as a cook. On May 21, 1964 she married John K. Tiede. She was a member of Salem Lutheran Church and was active in many facets of the church. She enjoyed quilting, bowling, golfing and traveling. Irene went to be with her Lord on Saturday, December 25, 2021 at Avera Bormann Manor at the age of 101.
Grateful for having shared her life are her son, Elwyn (Marilynn) Freier of Greeley, Colorado; two grandchildren, Jake (April) Freier and Anne (Krissy) Freirose both of Greeley, Colorado; three grandchildren, Mazlyn, Braeden, and Isaiah; a sister, Gladys Schmidt; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Edgar Freier and John K. Tiede; five sisters, Gertie Hieb, Phyllis Brosz, Eunice Dewald, Alice Dewald, and Olivia Vetter, and a brother, Ray Dewald.
A celebration of life will take place at a later date.