Idamae Unzicker


May 29, 1929 - September 12, 2009




Idamae Unzicker was born May 29, 1929 in Mitchell, SD to George and Dorothy (Furchner) Gere.  She grew up attending school in Mitchell and graduated from Mitchell High School in 1947.  On August 10, 1953 she married Wayne Unzicker at Holy Family Catholic Church.  They resided in Sioux City and Omaha before making their home in Mitchell.  She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, the Altar Society, the Oscar Howe Art Center, the Mitchell Historical Society and the Mitchell Jaycettes. She had special interests in the Arts of Mitchell, including Cardiac Capers and was Lady of the Feast for the Madrigal. She was an avid golfer.

She is survived by her three children: Jayne Unzicker of Lennox, SD, Eric Unzicker of Sioux Falls, SD and Kurt Unzicker of Minneapolis, MN; one brother, Richard Gere of Mitchell and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Wayne on July 30, 1998.



Tuesday, September 15, 2009
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Scripture Service ~ 7:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Wednesday, September 16, 2009
10:30 AM
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
1412 West Cedar Avenue
Mitchell, South Dakota


American Legion Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

entry posted by Cheyenne Dailey on 09-20-2009
Dear Kurt and family, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Cheyenne and Brenda
entry posted by Dee and Jason Henriksen on 09-16-2009
Your mother was a great lady. Our hearts go out to you.
entry posted by Jen Schnabel on 09-16-2009
Eric, my thoughts are with you & your family at this time. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss.
entry posted by KATHLEEN MCQUADE on 09-16-2009
Jayne, sorry to hear about your Mom--I know she was a very big part of your life. Her picture is wonderful. You are in my prayer's.
entry posted by Donna and Stan Nelson on 09-16-2009
WE feel like we have also lost a member of our family...She was so special to all of us. Prayers to all of you.
Donna and Stan
entry posted by Jennifer Nelson on 09-15-2009
Jayne, Eric and Kurt - I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. She was an amazing woman and I will always remember her smile. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
entry posted by Paul Dansman on 09-15-2009
Eric & Family
It beings me great sadness to hear of your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers!
entry posted by Nancy Vorderstrasse on 09-15-2009
Jayne, Eric and Kurt - You are in my thoughts and prayers during this tough time. Your Mom has touched so many people and will be greatly missed. Idamae had the best sense of humor and was the classiest woman I've ever met! My heart goes out to all of you.
entry posted by Craig & Ken on 09-15-2009
Jayne, Eric, & Kurt,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in our thoughts at this difficult time and our sympathy goes out to all of you and your families.
entry posted by Nancy Jarrard (Joe's Mom) on 09-15-2009
Kurt, please accept my sincere sympathy. My heart goes out to you at this very sad time.
entry posted by Matt and Cheri (DeSchepper) Oleske on 09-15-2009
So sorry to learn of your loss. She will be deeply missed. What a special lady she was! Keep her alive in all the special memories that you have of her. I am sure that your dad is happy to be with her again! You have our deepest sympathy.
entry posted by Nancy Puetz Rissky on 09-15-2009
Jayne, Kurt and Eric,
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time. I wish I could be there with all of you. She was a great lady and will be missed dearly.
entry posted by Jim & Noel on 09-15-2009
Eric and Family - We are so sorry to hear of your loss, you are all in our thoughts during this difficult time.
entry posted by Gertie and SHirleen Gerstenecker on 09-15-2009
Gertie is in Minneapolis taking radiation treatments for her cancer. She wanted to be able to attend your mothers funeral . You are in our prayers and know that Lady was waiting for IdaMae. Give us a call if you need something or even if you don't. So sorry for your loss.
entry posted by Sarah French, Samantha and Jason on 09-14-2009
Kurt, our thoughts are with you and your family during this loss. Take care.
entry posted by Mike and Lorna Fitzgerald on 09-14-2009
We were saddened and so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother, Idamae. She was always special to us and will be greatly missed. Our deepest sympathy to you Jayne, Eric and Kurt.
entry posted by Dawn Hartman on 09-14-2009
Eric and Family:
I am sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
entry posted by Judy Lambie on 09-14-2009
I'm so sorry of your great loss Kurt and family Judy, Ken Daileys grandmother
entry posted by Becky Riggs on 09-14-2009
I'm so sorry for the loss of your Mother.

entry posted by Beryl Chau on 09-14-2009
Kurtie: I am so sorry for your loss. Be strong. You have my digits -- Bee's hotline is open 24/7. Give me a howl whenever you need a good pair of ears.
entry posted by Christeen Scheurenbrand on 09-14-2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you all....
Idamae was such an amazing, loving, and caring lady....
I will greatly miss her and her visits at the salon on her Thursday Nail Appointments....
Thank you all for sharing your wonderful mother with us all, she has truely touched so many lives....
entry posted by Nankee Jeska on 09-14-2009
My thoughts are with you. .
I wish there was a way for me to ease your pain. Stay strong when you can. Cry when you want to, and yell when you need to!! Kurt honey you have my # if you need ANYTHING you let me know.
entry posted by Laurie Chenoweth on 09-14-2009
We are very sorry for the lost of your Mother- she was a very fine lady and loved you all very much. My prayers are with you all.
entry posted by Roxy Zimmer on 09-14-2009
Jayne, Eric and Kurt-So sorry to hear about the sudden loss of your mother. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
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