Linda Viola Dawes


May 16, 1921 - December 21, 2011


Linda Viola Dawes was born May 16, 1921, in Hutchinson County, to Christian and Johanna (Drefs) Fischer. She grew up and attended school in Douglas County while working on the family farm. On June 28, 1942, she married Clifford Kurtz. They farmed near Delmont where she was also employed at the Delmont Bank. Their son, Donald, was born August 30, 1943. Following her husband’s death in 1978, she moved to Sioux Falls.

On December 16, 1978, she married Charles Dawes in Sioux Falls. They moved to Mitchell in 1995. Linda died as the result of an automobile accident which occurred December 16th; Linda and Charles’s 33rd wedding anniversary. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church and Ladies Aid in Delmont and the Zion Lutheran Church in Mitchell.

She is survived by her husband, Charles; seven brothers and sisters: Berniece Bialas of Parkston, Ray Fischer and wife, Mildred of Parkston, Harold Fischer of Parkston, Dorothy Stahl and husband, Fred of Mitchell, Lorraine Peters and husband, Henry of Delmont, Anette Van Dyke of Sioux Falls, Louis Fischer and wife, Mary of Naples, FL; sisters-in-law, Nina Jansen of Sioux Falls, Irene Moke of Mitchell, Esther Pietz and husband, Mick of Mitchell; two brothers-in-law, Richard Kurtz and wife, Joan of West Bend, WI, Robert Kurtz and wife, Elaine of Delmont; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, Donald, in 1961, her first husband, Clifford, an infant brother, Elmer, a brother, Bernard Fischer, one sister, Hilda Semmler and her parents.


Sunday, December 25, 2011
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Prayer Service ~ 5:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Monday, December 26, 2011
10:30 AM
Zion Lutheran Church
620 East 3rd Avenue
Mitchell, South Dakota


Zion Lutheran Cemetery
Delmont, South Dakota

Posted by Anitra on January 12, 2012
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Posted by Gary and Sue Kemnitz on December 29, 2011
Chuck : So sorry to read of you accident and the passing of Linda. May God bless you in the days ahead as you recover from the accident and the loss of Linda. We pray for you.
Posted by Barb (Uecker) and Allen Weier on December 27, 2011
Charles, we are so sorry to hear of your wife's passing. It was so nice visiting with you at both Francis' and Dale's wake services. We pray for your healing and peace.
Posted by Fran Schoenfelder on December 26, 2011
Chuck: So saddened to hear of Linda's passing. Our prayers, thoughts and messages of encouragement are being shared with you. We always appreciated her enthusiasm.
Posted by Jim and Susan Brubaker on December 26, 2011
Charles, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by Bob and Marty Ritter on December 26, 2011
We were so sorry to hear of the passing of your wife Linda. We are praying that God will comfort, heal and bless you as you recover from this loss.
Posted by Melvin and Judy Ludens on December 26, 2011
Charlie, we are so sorry to read of Linda' passing. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and the family. Mel remembers fondly all the guard camps you and he attended, as well as your friendship. Keeping you in our prayers for your recovery as well.
Posted by Victor Rames on December 25, 2011
Charles, I am sad to hear of Linda's passing. I pray that you may take comfort in the promises of Christ to care for His believers. May Christ watch over you and care for you as you recover from the results of the accident. Blessings, Victor
Posted by Rich & Barb Hennies on December 24, 2011
Charles and Family: We are so sorry to hear of Linda's death. We so enjoyed our visits with the both of you. Please find comfort in the knowledge that the Good Lord will be looking after now in heaven. We will be praying for you.
Posted by Donna Steele on December 23, 2011
Charles, So sorry to learn of Linda's death. She was a wonderful lady. We enjoyed knowing you both from the Senior Dances in Mitchell. My prayers are with you.
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