Derelle Mae Wynia


May 10, 1934 - January 31, 2020 

Derelle Mae Wynia, 85, of Hot Springs, S.D, passed away January 31, 2020, at Seven Sisters Living Center in Hot Springs.

Derelle was born May 10, 1934, in Custer, S.D., to Guy and Lillian (Sutliff) Hendrickson.   

Derelle attended the four-mile country school and Custer high school. She married Norman (Red) Wynia in 1952, and to this union 5 children were born. After Red’s death, she was united in marriage to 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. 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 is survived by her daughter, Gaye (Grady) Mattke of Pierre; sons, Neal (Shelley) Wynia of Hot Springs; Todd (Robin) Wynia of Hot Springs; brother, Roy (Mari) Hendrickson of Custer; sisters, Evelyn Fischer and Leola (John) Thomsen both of Phoenix, Ariz.; eleven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and a host of friends. As one of twelve children Derelle is also survived by many cherished nieces and nephews. 

Predeceasing Derelle were her husbands, Norman ‘Red’ Wynia and Vernon Seger; sons, Dale Wynia and Dean Wynia.

Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at United Churches in Hot Springs, with Reverend Dr. David A. Cook officiating. Interment will take place at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, S.D.

A memorial has been designated in Derelle’s name.

Arrangements have been placed in the care of Chamberlain McColley’s Funeral Home of Hot Springs, S.D.

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