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Darlene J. Tiedemann

October 17, 1928 March 20, 2019
Darlene J.  Tiedemann
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Obituary for Darlene J. Tiedemann

Blairstown—Darlene J. Tiedemann, 90, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2019 from congestive heart failure.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2019, at Grace Lutheran Church in Blairstown with Rev. Jeffrey Schanbacher officiating. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. at the church on Friday, March 22 and for an hour before services on Saturday. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Darlene Jeane Sikir was born October 17, 1928 on the family farm near Chelsea, IA, to John and Josephine Kubisek Sikir. She attended Salt Creek #2 country school through the 8th grade and graduated from Belle Plaine High School as class president and valedictorian in 1946. She then worked as secretary to the school superintendant until February 3, 1949 when she married Renn Tiedemann at the First Lutheran Church in Belle Plaine. The couple farmed north of Blairstown and moved to town in 1985. Darlene was a long time member of Grace Lutheran Church. She enjoyed playing bridge, crosswords and served on the Blairstown Library Board. She and Renn enjoyed traveling. They visited all fifty states and made several trips to Europe.
She is survived by her children, Jim Tiedemann, Iowa City, John Tiedemann, Cedar Rapids, Mary (Dennis) Klatt, Cumming, IA, Donald (Dawn) Tiedemann and Ronald (Mary) Tiedemann both of Blairstown; nine grandchildren, Josh (Ann) Tiedemann, Lydia (Eric) Christoffersen, Abby Tiedemann, Micah Tiedemann, Maxwell Tiedemann, Stuart Tiedemann, Stephanie (Josh) Zeid, Grant Tiedemann, Ross (Cassi) Tiedemann; sister, Carolyn Refer of Chicago, IL,
formerly of Victor; several great grandchildren and several nieces and a nephew.
Darlene was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 2002; sister, Gladys Hecht; siblings Evelyn, and Leonard, both in infancy and granddaughter, Anna Morgan.
A memorial fund has been established.
Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home is caring for Darlene and her family. Condolences may be left at

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4:00 PM 3/22/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 3/22/2019 7:00:00 PM
Grace Lutheran Church

100 Locust St. NE
Blairstown, IA 52209

and for an hour before service at the church on Saturday.

Grace Lutheran Church
100 Locust St. NE Blairstown 52209 IA
United States





10:00 AM 3/23/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 3/23/2019 11:00:00 AM
Grace Lutheran Church

100 Locust St. NE
Blairstown, IA 52209

with Rev. Jeffrey Schanbacher officiating.

Grace Lutheran Church
100 Locust St. NE Blairstown 52209 IA
United States

Cemetery Details


Pleasant Hill Cemetery Final Resting Place

21st Ave. and 78th St.
Blairstown, IA 52209

21st Ave. and 78th St. Blairstown 52209 IA
United States

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A fund has been established.

1212 1st Avenue
Vinton, IA 52349

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