Darlene Anne Fessler


December 18, 1935 - September 3, 2017


Darlene Fessler, 81, of Mitchell, died Sunday, September 3, 2017 at Firesteel Healthcare Center in Mitchell.  Funeral services will be 10:30 AM, Friday, September 8, 2017 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Mitchell.  Burial will be at the Serviceman’s Memorial Cemetery, Mitchell.  Visitation will be from 5-7:00 PM Thursday at the Bittner Funeral Chapel with a 7:00 PM Scripture Service.

Darlene Anne Fessler was born December 18, 1935 to Joseph and Anna (Konechne) Kott in Mitchell.  She grew up near Academy, SD, and attended school and graduated from Kimball High School.  After graduation Darlene attended nursing school at Presentation System School of Nursing at Aberdeen, SD.  She worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Mitchell for many years.  Darlene enjoyed gardening, flowers, canning, reading, collecting angels and playing the piano.  She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Red Hat Ladies, and the Lunch Bunch.

She is survived by her seven children: Perry (Dixie) Fessler, Fulton SD, David (Diane) Fessler, Fulton SD, Rhonda Schleich, Alexandria SD, Gary (Vicki) Fessler, Mitchell SD, Ron Fessler, Mitchell SD, Lisa (Jim) Friedt, Aberdeen SD, Cheryl (Jim Puetz) Fessler, Brandon SD; twelve grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, one sister, Lorraine Knutson, St Peter, MN and sister-in-law, Linda (Don) Kuder, Mitchell SD and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Morris, parents, one infant sister, Annette Kott and brother in law, Marlin Knutson.


Thursday, September 7, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Scripture Service ~ 7:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Friday, September 8, 2017
10:30 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church
222 North Kimball Street
Mitchell, South Dakota


Servicemen's Memorial Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Colleen Stadlman on September 29, 2017
Sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy.
Posted by AseraCare Hospice on September 18, 2017
During this time of loss, we at AseraCare Hospice, would like to extend our condolences to you ands your family. The nurses and staff at AseraCare thank you for the privilege of being able to serve you during these difficult times. May the Lord bless you and keep you.
- The AseraCare Hospice Team
Posted by tim getty on September 8, 2017
I will remeber Darlene and her smile and her laugh
Posted by Kay Johnson on September 6, 2017
Dave and I are sending our prayers to Nicollette Patch and her family.
Posted by Jennifer Anderson on September 6, 2017
Thinking of your entire family during this difficult time. Sorry for your loss.
Posted by Linda Anderson on September 6, 2017
My family sends our sympathy and prayers to all of you. Aunt Darlene was a wonderful person. Her beautiful smile and laughter will be forever remembered.
Posted by Terry & Mary Nutter on September 5, 2017
Gary, condolences to you and your families on the loss of your mom.
She was a great lady and will be missed.
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