Darlene Kost


October 18, 1941 - May 6, 2021


Darlene Kost, 79, of Letcher, SD, died Thursday, May 6, 2021, at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell. Funeral service will be 3:00 PM Tuesday, May 11 at Bittner Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at a later date. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service at Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Darlene Kost was born October 18, 1941 to Emil and Katherine (Gabel) Schaeffer in rural Menno, SD. Darlene spent her youth growing up in rural Menno. She attended and graduated from Scotland High School.

On January 3, 1960 Darlene was united in marriage to Dennis Kost. To this union, Sherri and Melody were born.

Darlene farmed and raised cows near Parkston until 1982 when she moved to Letcher. Darlene retired from Trail King, and continued to reside in Letcher until her passing.

Darlene had a big heart and loved animals. She will be missed by all her family and friends.

She is survived by her daughters, Sherri (Roy) Osborn of Sioux Falls and Melody (Kelly) Straw of Letcher; grandchildren, Jesse (Joslyn) Deurmier, Meagan (Jed) Schoenfelder, Kylene (Billy) Prouty, Zachary Kerkow, Connor Kerkow; 6 great-grandchildren; sister, Alvina Auch; and sister-in-law, Alice Schaeffer.

Darlene was preceded in death by her parents, granddaughter, Codi Meier, 2 brothers and 2 sisters.



Tuesday, May 11, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Tuesday, May 11, 2021
3:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


West Lawn Cemetery
Letcher, SD

Posted by Linda Neugebauer on May 11, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Such a sweet lady. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Charlie & Wanda Kobes on May 9, 2021
So sorry to all of you for your loss . You all are in our thoughts and prayers in this hard time.
Posted by Arlene and Armin Kost. on May 8, 2021
You have sympathy at this time.
Posted by Deb & Ernie Hohn on May 7, 2021
Our sincere sympathies to Darlenes family.
Posted by Mary Verzani on May 7, 2021
So sorry to hear about your Mom. She was such a hard worker at Zesto. My prayers are with your families.
Posted by Dawn Hanson on May 7, 2021
I am so sorry about your Mom - I know how close you were🙏
Posted by Paula Thomas on May 7, 2021
Sorry to hear about your Mom! I worked with her many years ago!
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