Donna L. Jedlicka

Donna L. Jedlicka, age 88, of Rapid City, formerly of Wall, South Dakota, died on Tuesday, March 26, 2024 at Monument Health in Rapid City.
Donna was born August 26, 1935, to Albert and Rose Hempel (Fiala) in Charles Mix County, Wagner, South Dakota.
She graduated from Geddes High School in 1953. She was united in marriage to Richard (Dick) Jedlicka on December 23, 1954, in Geddes, South Dakota. Dick was serving in the US Army stationed in Panama. While Dick returned to Panama, Donna worked at J.C. Penney in Chamberlain, South Dakota until his discharge. They next lived in Pierre and Murdo SD where their son Mike was born. The family moved to Vivian, SD where they welcomed 2 more son’s David and Curt. They next moved to Philip, SD where Dick worked for Old Home Bread. In 1971 they moved to Wall, SD where Dick worked for Virgil and Lillian Horton. Later they bought the Charlie Horton place raising cattle, hogs, horses and started Jedlicka Ditching. Donna moved to Wall after Dick’s death in 1991. Donna worked at Wall Drug for 44 years from 1974 to 2018 when she fell and had to stop working. In 2018 she moved to Edgewood Assisted living and later to Morningstar Assisted Living in Rapid City, SD.
Donna had many hobbies. She was a member of the Quilt Club in Wall making many quilts for family and friends. She loved to travel, taking cruises to Alaska and Bahamas. She took many bus trips around the US. She drove many trips to Sioux Falls and Rapid City to see her sons and families, and Mitchell to see her brothers. She liked to garden growing tomatoes and flowers. She made the very best casseroles, cakes, cookies, bars and jelly!
She is survived by her brother, Dwight Hempel of Lake Andes SD, her sons and their spouses Mike (Cheryl) Jedlicka of Sioux Falls, SD and David (Kathy) Jedlicka of Rapid City, SD ; 6 grandchildren Heidi (Joe) Halvarson of Minneapolis, Amy (Joseph) Mattson of Sioux Falls, Katie (Jake) Sieve of Minneapolis, Nathan Jedlicka of Sioux Falls, Jacob (Bailey) Jedlicka of Philip, and Haley (Casey) Bauer of Union Center; 5 great grandchildren Gretta and Luka Halverson, Leland Mattson, Leo Sieve and Jackie Bauer.
Donna was preceded in death by her husband Richard (Dick), son Curt, her parents, and brother Richard Hempel.
A visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. with a prayer service at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at Rush Funeral Chapel in Wall.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at the United Methodist Church in Wall with Pastor Justin Trent officiating.
Interment will follow at the Wall Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Rush Funeral Home of Wall.

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