Clifford C. Wieczorek

Dates

June 8, 1927 - March 9, 2017

Obituary

Clifford Calvin Wieczorek was born June 8, 1927 at Mt. Vernon, SD to Herman and Anna (Heckel) Wieczorek. He grew up on a farm southeast of Mt. Vernon, attended a country school, Baker 42, his elementary years, except for one year in Long Beach, Calif. He attended high school in LeMars, Iowa, completing his requirements several months early to get back to South Dakota to farm.

On December 15, 1946, he married Mava Taplin at Mitchell, SD. They raised five children together on their farm southwest of Mitchell. They were entrepreneurs in the poultry and swine industries in the 1960s through the 1980s. They led by example and taught their children to work as a team, to persevere and never give up, to be dependable, and to love God & others. When they moved off the farm, they started Davison Feed Supply, a retail feed business in Mitchell, where they built a strong customer base  providing livestock products during the 1980s & early 1990s. Cliff earned several awards for outstanding leadership & growth in sales during those years.

Cliff had a strong faith in God. He lived his life trusting and depending on God. He lived with purpose and believed he was a caretaker of what God had entrusted to him. He put his whole heart into farming, knowing it was God who blessed him with a plentiful harvest.  He was dedicated to God, which was reflected in his faithful attendance & involvement in church activities. He was quiet & humble and never wanted attention. Yet, he made people feel loved & comfortable, mingling & joking with them on the sidelines.  Cliff loved gospel music, had a rich bass voice & loved to harmonize. Cliff and Mava gave their children and grandchildren a rich heritage:  their love for God, their love for people, their love of music, their strong work ethic and their generosity.

Cliff is survived by his sons: Duayne (Cindy) Wieczorek, Sioux Falls; SD, Rolly Wieczorek, Mitchell, SD; Les (Marilyn) Wieczorek, Mt. Vernon, SD; daughters: Gloria Pinkerton and Jeanie (Ron) Seager both of Olathe, KS; three sisters-in-law, Lucille Wieczorek, Garden Grove, Calif; Marlene Hart, Piedmont, SD, Darlene Broadhead, Arvada, CO; 15 grandchildren and their spouses and 31 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mava, his parents, Herman & Anna Wieczorek, his step mother, Katie Wieczorek, his brother, Norman Wieczorek, his sister and husband, Helen & Albert Wegehaupt and three younger siblings who died at a young age.


Visitation(s)

Date
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Prayer Service ~ 7:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota

Service

Date
Friday, March 17, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Location
Harvest Community Church of the Nazarene
1017 West Norway Avenue
Mitchell, South Dakota

Cemetery

Church of God Cemetery
Mount Vernon, South Dakota


Posted by Nancy Wrigg on March 16, 2017
Gloria and family,
You have our prayers and sympathy. Always liked talking to Cliff.
Posted by Lyle and Jan Gibbens on March 15, 2017
So sorry to hear of your loss. You have been blessed by a father that lived life well! May God's peace uplift your hearts!
Posted by AseraCare Hospice on March 15, 2017
During this time of loss, we at AseraCare Hospice, would like to extend our condolences to you and your family. The nurses and staff at AseraCare thank you for the privilege of being able to serve you during these difficult times. May the Lord bless you and keep you.
- The AseraCare Hospice Team
Posted by Teresa Hodge on March 14, 2017
Dear Jean and Ron,
Our deepest sympathies are with you as you mourn the loss of your loved one. May GOD'S comfort descend upon and fill you with HIS peace. Your father was an inspiration to all he came in contact with. What a rich blessing you had with him.
Posted by Elwin & Rosalie Hohn on March 13, 2017
We extend our deepest sympathy to the Clifford C. Wieczorek family, may God grant you strength through this difficult time.
Posted by Jackie Christiansen on March 13, 2017
Cliff is now forever hand in hand with his two loves...Jesus and Mava.
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