Vi Liedtke dies in Webster
Vi Liedtke, 88, of Webster died peacefully on Feb. 28, 2014, at Sanford Hospital Webster Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 8, 2014 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Webster at 11 a.m. with Pastor Daniel Ostercamp officiating. The funeral will be followed by a reception at the church until 2:30 p.m. Burial will be at a later date at Webster Cemetery. Active casket bearers will be grandchildren Jonathan Giese, Jennifer Otto, Madalyn Sikkink, Hannah Sikkink, Zachary Blomme, Simon Liedtke, Grey Liedtke, and Clare Liedtke. Honorary casket bearers will be grandchildren James Otto, Megan Sikkink, and Jena Sikkink. Music will be provided by Suzanne Olawsky and Marilyn DeSpiegler.
Viola Ramona Borth was born April 4, 1925, to Jacob and Christina (Renz) Borth on a farm southwest of Herreid. She enjoyed life on the farm before moving to Herreid with her mother and six siblings after the death of her father. She graduated from Herreid High School in 1943 and then worked in various jobs in Minneapolis, Minn., Mobridge, Ipswich, and Stockton, Calif., where she was a personnel clerk for the Naval Department.
She married Alvin Liedtke on June 22, 1947, in Herreid. After their marriage the couple made their home in Glenham. Between 1956 and 1968 they lived in Ipswich, Mobridge, and Canton as Al advanced his career before they eventually settled in Webster in 1968. She was the consummate Mother, homemaker, community volunteer, and church member at St. John’s Lutheran Church. She worked briefly at Hammerbacher Hardware and for a time she was the Curator at the Day County Museum. Vi loved spending time with family and traveling with Al. Her husband passed away in 2001. She also enjoyed reading inspirational works and playing Yahtzee with her grandchildren. Vi had a wonderful sense of humor and always loved sharing a good laugh with family and friends. She moved to the Strand-Kjorsvig Living Center in Roslyn where she lived until her death.
Survivors include one son, Charles and Laura Liedtke, Excelsior, Minn.; three daughters, Jan and Frank Arvizu, Tracy, Minn., Cynthia and Scott Sikkink, Aberdeen and Cheryl and Howard Miller, Merrifield, Minn.; 11 grandchildren (mentioned above); six great-grandchildren, Margot Giese, Stella Otto, Avery Otto, Brendan Garrigan, Caitrin Garrigan, and Stryker Sikkink; and brother Wyland Borth of Pierre.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Al, one son, Robert, and five sisters.