Roselyn Louise Fiala


March 20, 1927 - May 7, 2014


Roselyn Louise Fiala was born March 20, 1927 in Mitchell, SD, the daughter of Leslie and Dessie (Olson) Mitchell.  A graduate of Artesian High School and Dakota Wesleyan University, Roselyn was a school teacher for 31 years.  She began teaching in 1945 in a one-room school house south of Fedora, and upon retiring, was teaching 5th and 6th grades in Artesian.  Roselyn was united in marriage on December 21, 1947, to Rudolph (Rudy) Fiala.  They raised their four children on a farm southeast of Artesian.  After retiring and selling the homestead, they moved to Mitchell.  In 2002, they moved to Harlingen, TX.  An avid reader, Roselyn also kept very active and enjoyed the Red Hats Club, Bible study, Bingo, water aerobics, cards, Rumicub,  sightseeing in the Rio Grande Valley, and visits from family and friends.

Survivors include her children Franklin (Kay) Fiala, Huntsville, AL; Judy (Greg) Malnick, Montgomery, IL and Joanne (John) Metz, Crescent, IA; son-in-law,  Tom (Jane) Tidd, Harlingen, TX; grandchildren: Jennifer (Paul) Savage, Jessica Fiala, Nicolaus (Gabrielle) Malnick, Aaron Malnick, Jaime (Bret) Roush, John (Elizabeth) Metz IV; great-grandchildren: Archer Savage, Asher and Audrey Malnick  and twins, Gabriel and Owen Roush; brother, Ronald (Lillian), Mitchell, two sisters-in-law:  Ruth Mitchell of Mitchell and Shirley Fiala of Mount Vernon and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rudy, and daughter, Sharon Tidd.


Thursday, May 15, 2014
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Friday, May 16, 2014
10:00 AM
First United Methodist Church
310 North Rowley Street
Mitchell, South Dakota


Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Artesian, South Dakota

Posted by Donna Lager on May 18, 2014
Roselyn was a co-worker at Artesian School 1972-1974..I taught 3rd grade. She was a good friend and my husband, Gary knew the family well, as he was raised in the Fedora/Artesian area. May your family find comfort in that she is at peace and know the love that surrounds your family now. Cherish all those wonderful memories! God bless you all.....
Posted by Lawrence & Cathy Mitchell on May 15, 2014
What a wondrful lady, may you rest in peace.
Posted by Dorothy & Ron Callies on May 14, 2014
Rest in peace, Roselyn. You were loved by your family and friends! Ron and Dorothy (Mitchell), Callies
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