Derelle Wynia

Derelle Mae Wynia was born May 10, 1934, in Custer, S.D., to Guy and Lillian (Sutliff) Hendrickson.   
Derelle attended Four Mile country school and Custer High School. She married Norman (Red) Wynia in 1952 and the couple had five children. After Red’s death she married Vernon Seger in 1990. She is fondly remembered by many as their school bus driver, having enjoyed this occupation for over 17 years.
Her greatest joys were children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and for that matter anyone’s children.  Friends were considered family and everyone was welcome at Derelle’s.  Her heart was fullest when her house was too. She loved animals and found comfort in caring for all sorts of critters. The coffee was always on and the cards ready to be dealt.
Derelle died Jan. 31, 2020, at Seven Sisters Living Center in Hot Springs, S.D. She was 85.
She was preceded in death by her husbands,  Norman “Red” Wynia and Vernon Seger; and sons, Dale Wynia and Dean Wynia.
Derelle is survived by her daughter, Gaye (Grady) Mattke of Pierre, S.D.; sons, Neal (Shelley) Wynia and Todd (Robin) Wynia, both of Hot Springs; brother, Roy (Mari) Hendrickson of Custer, S.D.; sisters, Evelyn Fischer and Leola (John) Thomsen, both of Phoenix, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a host of friends and many nieces and nephews. 
Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at United Churches in Hot Springs with Rev. Dr. David A. Cook officiating. Interment will take place at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, S.D.
A memorial has been designated.

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