They enjoyed spending the winters in Arizona where they met many lifelong friends; and returning to Oacoma during the summer months.Gratefully sharing in her life is her four children Dan (Merry) of Des Moines, IA, Greg (Debra) of Gillette, WY, Susan (Doug) Wittenhagen of Holdrege, NE and Mike (Michelle) of S.Visitation will be on Monday from noon until pm at the Hickey Funeral Chapel in Chamberlain and resumes at the Zion Lutheran Church in Presho at pm with a prayer service at pm.
They built a new home in Presho and moved to town in 1979.
After she started her family Della taught herself to sew and became an accomplished seamstress and quilter.
Tom was born on September 15, 1951, the fifth child of Walter and Cleova (Haugen) Diedrich. An adventurous spirit, Tom was soon on the road after graduating form Presho High School in 1969.
Arriving in Belvidere, IL, he found work at the town’s Chrysler plant and briefly married.
For many years, she raised sheep and chickens, maintained a big garden, all the while helping John on the farm with things such as cultivating crops to milking the cows.