Parkston – Ione Theresa Fideler, 88, went to her heavenly home Thursday, April 14 at Avera Bormann Manor in Parkston. Funeral mass will be Tuesday, April 19 at 10:30 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Parkston. Visitation will be Monday, April 18 from 5 to 7 pm with a 6:30 pm prayer service at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Parkston.
Ione was born October 3, 1933 to Louis and Margaret (Deurmier) Schulz on the family homestead near Delmont, SD. She attended Choteau Creek #9 country school through the 8th grade and graduated from Delmont High School. She attended Southern State Teachers College in Springfield, SD and taught in a country school for a short time. She was united in marriage to Wilbur "Sonny" Fideler on August 17, 1953. She moved with Sonny to Washington DC while he served his country in the US Army. At the completion of Sonny's service in 1955, they moved back to the Delmont area where they farmed and raised their family. Through the years, Ione worked at S&S in Parkston and dealt blackjack at Ft. Randall Casino near Wagner, SD. In addition to being a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, she was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed sewing and made a quilt for each of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Grateful for having shared her life are her 7 children: Steve (Mary) Fideler of Tripp, SD; Sue (Nick) Ernster of Emery, SD; Kenneth Fideler of Volga, SD; Sally (Kerry) Harrington of Delmont; Becky (Bob) Jacobsen of Sioux Falls, SD; Kathy (Ron) Bartunek of Armour, SD; and Lyle (Deyna) Fideler of Sioux Falls; a sister, Deveta Thury of Parkston; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Sonny; a daughter-in-law, JoAnn; a granddaughter, Sabrina; and 8 sisters: Margaret Heisinger, Elvina Guthmiller, Mae Ferber, Charmaine Gremmert, Carol Powers, Marilyn Nelson, Wilma Elliott, and Judy Walz.