Gene Willard Malde


January 14, 1926 - February 26, 2010





Gene Willard Malde was born January 14, 1926, at Mount Vernon, to Gabe and Emma (Wittig) Malde. He grew up in the Plankinton area and attended the Hopper Consolidated School for twelve years. He farmed with his dad and enjoyed working with horses, cattle and training dogs. On May 30, 1949, he married Virginia Heck at the Wesleyan Church in Mitchell. He taught her the fine points of farming and ranching. He sang in the church choir, taught Sunday school, served on the church board and ushered for many years. He also served for many years on the Hopper Township Board and Farmers Elevator Board in Mount Vernon.

 He is survived by his wife, Virginia; two sons, Brian Malde and wife, Sheryl, of Hot Springs, SD, Randy Malde and wife, Teri of Ogden, UT; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; one sister, Dorothy Scott of Mitchell; a brother-in-law, Walter Heck and wife, Jean of Auburn, WA; a sister-in-law, Ruth Johnson of Mitchell; a sister-in-law, Verona Vroman and husband, Bill of Buffalo, SD; nieces, nephews and many friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers-in-law, Henry Scott, Vernon Johnson and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Esther and Bill Wammen.



Monday, March 1, 2010
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Prayer Service ~ 7:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Tuesday, March 2, 2010
10:30 AM
Wesleyan Church
601 North Sanborn
Mitchell, South Dakota


Mount Vernon Cemetery
Mount Vernon, South Dakota

Posted by Doug & Judy Gjesdal on March 8, 2010
Brian and family,
So sorry to hear about Gene.
I always looked forward to seeing Gene during Pheasant season as we usually hunted Gene's and cousin Gary's property.
I remember my folks, Leonard & Jurene also talking so kindly about Gene.
He will be missed.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Doug Gjesdal
Harrisburg, SD
Posted by Cindy (Mullivan) Coyle on March 5, 2010
Dear Brian, Sheryl and family,
I was so sad to hear about your Dad. Please know I am thinking of you and that you are in my prayers. God Bless!
Cindy (Mullivan) Coyle
Rapid City, SD
Posted by Bennett/Shannon FSA on March 1, 2010
Condolences to the entire Malde family upon the passing of Gene.
Posted by Mke & Karen Goetzinger & the girls on March 1, 2010
Brian & faimly,
So sorry to hear about the passing of your Father. In our thoughts and prayers you will all remain.

Mike, Karen & girls
Posted by Jon Arnold on February 28, 2010
Brian and family,
Sorry to hear about your loss. Our thought and prayers are with your family during this time.

Jon Arnold
Tallahassee, FL
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