Thelma Stickel


December 28, 1924 - October 31, 2018


Thelma Stickel, 93, of Mitchell, SD died Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at Firesteel Healthcare Center in Mitchell.

Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at First Reformed Church in Mitchell. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Mitchell. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Thelma Mae Stickel was born December 28, 1924 in Plankinton, SD to Alexander and Anna (Olson) Boyd. She grew up in Aurora County attending rural schools and graduated from Plankinton High School in 1942. She also attended Mitchell Business College. She was employed at the Farmers and Merchants State Bank in Plankinton until moving to Mitchell where she worked for Mitchell Wholesale Grocery and Fruit Company and the Methodist Hospital as a secretary. On September 3, 1954 she married Marvin Stickel. Thelma was active with Girl Scouts, PTA at Whittier School and volunteer at the Middle Boarder Museum.

She is survived by two children, Ruth (Dan) Shank and Paul Stickel, three grandsons, Steven (Autumn) Erickson, Shawn (Amber) Erickson and Danny Shank and six great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin, daughter, Martha Erickson, brother, Robert and sister, Martha.


None Scheduled


Tuesday, November 6, 2018
10:30 AM
First Reformed Church
516 W 14th Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by K. Hope on December 8, 2018
Our condolences to the Stickel family for your loss. May the thought at Acts 24:15 encourage you all. "There will be a resurrection."
Posted by Aseracare on November 5, 2018
It has been our honor and privilege to care for Thelma. Thank you for allowing us to care and love on them. We hope you are finding peace and rest during this new transition. ~AseraCare Hospice Team
Posted by Shelly Degen on November 2, 2018
Paul and Ruth so sorry for your loss Thelma was a ray of sunshine to many people here at Firesteel she will be greatly misssed.
Posted by Myrna ad Jerry Meyer on November 1, 2018
Our deepest sympathy to Ruth and her family.
Posted by Barb Gates Dulaney on November 1, 2018
Ruth and Paul deepest sympathy to you . May God be you take care
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