Deanna Ducheneaux


August 20, 1941 - April 18, 2019


Deanna Ducheneaux, 77, of Mitchell, formerly of Aberdeen, died Thursday, April 18, 2019 at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell.

Memorial services will be 11:00 AM Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Aberdeen, SD with burial to follow. Arrangements are under the direction of Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell.

Deanna Rae Ducheneaux was born on August 20, 1941 to Ray Arlo and Esther Louise (Dunker) Dayton in Aberdeen, South Dakota. She attended school in Stratford and graduated in Warner, SD in 1959. After graduation, she moved to the Twin Cities. She married Dale Ducheneaux on April 2, 1960 in Minneapolis, MN. After their first born son, Dale, was born, the couple returned to South Dakota and resided in Columbia, Bath, and Stratford. Deanna worked for Central Dakota for a short time before moving to Hartley, TX. She worked for Swift Meats Packing with her husband, Dale. In 1978, they moved to Sioux Falls, where Deanna began working at 7 Eleven for several years as a manager. Later, she went to work at Citi Bank and then retired after working at Aberdeen Grain Inspection.

Deanna’s top priority was her family. During the holidays she was known for putting on a feast, complete with a dessert table of goodies. Deanna loved to bake for her husband and family. She will be greatly missed by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her five sons, Dale Ray (Janet) Ducheneaux of Canton, SD, Mark J Ducheneaux of Salem, Jeff Clay (Lisa) Ducheneaux of Sioux Falls, SD, Kelly K (Mary) Ducheneaux of Tekamah, NE, and Lance A (Jodi) Ducheneaux of Mitchell; eleven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister Dawn (Paul) Fischbach, Warne of Warner, SD; and brother Dennis Dayton of Aberdeen, SD.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale Alden Ducheneaux, and grandson, Derrick Ducheneaux.


None Scheduled


Saturday, April 27, 2019
11:00 AM
Sunset Memorial Gardens
5851 East US Highway 12
Aberdeen, SD 57401


Sunset Memorial Gardens
5851 East US Highway 12
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Posted by Delores Bents on April 26, 2019
She was a beautiful lady inside and out. Above all she loved her kids and Grandkids. She will truly be missed. May she rest easy now and be your angel in times of need.
Posted by June Tvrdik on April 26, 2019
You are loved and will be missed by many. Rest in peace Aunt Deanna. Our deepest sympathies to all your family and friends.
Posted by Deb & Larry Ihde on April 25, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you Dawn and all Deanna’s family πŸ™πŸ»
Treasure all the great memories πŸ’ž
Posted by Todd R. Christenson on April 24, 2019
Grandmother, Mother, Sister, Aunt, Singer, Confidante, Chef/Baker, Nurse, Jill-of-All-Trades-and-Master-of-Many, Gardener,Renaissance Woman long before Martha Stewart, Master and Teach of Ice Box Cookies. You are my favorite aunt, and always will be. Love always. Todd
Posted by Judy Kock on April 23, 2019
I worked with Deanna at Citi, she was such a sweet person, and had a lovely smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Posted by karen johnson on April 23, 2019
I worked with Deanna at Citi for years. I loved all her stories about the family. She will be missed and will always hold a special spot in my heart. RIP
Posted by Bonnie & Roger Brick on April 23, 2019
Deanna will be missed by all of her extended family! So many memories to cherish! Love to the family πŸ™πŸ™β€οΈ
Posted by Marcia Haaseth on April 22, 2019
I worked with Deanna at Citi she was a wonder lady and a great friend she will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Posted by Kelly Ducheneaux on April 22, 2019
Love u mom...will miss our talks
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