Obituary — Doreen Henrietta Tim

Doreen Henrietta Tim

Yankton, S.D.— Doreen Henrietta Tim, 90, Yankton, S.D., died Dec. 25, 2015, at her daughter’s home in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Visitation and a prayer service were Jan. 1 at the Wintz and Ray Funeral Home, Yankton, and continued one hour prior to the funeral at the church Saturday.

Funeral services were Jan. 2 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Yankton, with Rev. David Gunderson officiating. Burial was in the Yankton Cemetery, Yankton.

Pallbearers were her grandsons, Ian Mundy, Nathan Dickes, Eddie Dickes, Michael Dickes, Charlie Dickes, Mathew Tim and Cameron Tim.

Doreen was born Feb. 1, 1925, in Yankton, to Henry and Johanna (Marquardt) Kiepke. She grew up on a farm north of Mission Hill, S.D., along with her five sisters, Dorothea, Ruth, Helen, Doris and Altrude. Doreen married Edward Tim Oct. 5, 1946, in a double wedding ceremony with her twin sister, Doris, and her husband, Gene Sohler. Doreen and Eddie had four children. He died in 1965.

After his death, Doreen began working at Yankton High School in food services. She worked 22 years before retiring in 1990. After a short time off, she began working at Hardees to fill her days.

Doreen enjoyed traveling. She remembers seeing Mount Rushmore as it was being built. Over the years, she visited almost every state, including Alaska and Hawaii. She also made it to Canada a couple times. She celebrated her 80th birthday on a Caribbean cruise with her sisters, daughters, granddaughter and nieces.
She was a member of the Yankton Senior Citizens Center where she enjoyed playing games and attending events with her many friends. She was a lifelong member of St John’s Lutheran Church, where she volunteered in many capacities. She was also a member of the Lydia Circle and Over 50s Bible Study.

Surviviors include her two sons, Jerry (Lois) Tim, Harrisburg, S.D., and Robert (Nancy) Tim, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and two daughters, Doris (Michael) Mundy, Niwot, Colo., and Beverly (Dan) Dickes, Sioux Falls, S.D.; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; her twin sister, Doris Sohler, Laurel; and sister, Helen Graning, Minneapolis, Minn.

Doreen was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Eddie; and three sisters, Dorothea Huether, Ruth Kiepke and Altrude Olsen.

Memorials may be directed to St John’s Lutheran Church, Yankton.