Irma Mae Thietje


May 11, 1918 - May 13, 2010



Irma Mae Thietje was born May 11, 1918, at Fedora, SD, to Oscar and Mamie (Dehne) Greene. She grew up at Fedora and graduated from Fedora High School as class valedictorian. She moved to Mitchell and graduated from the Methodist School of Nursing as a registered nurse in 1939. She married Louis Clemensen July 21, 1940 in Mitchell.

For thirty-two years she was a registered nurse at Methodist Hospital and was the daytime supervisor. Irma was a member of the Lutheran Church and then the Presbyterian Church.  She was an active member of the Methodist Hospital Alumni Association, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Mayflower Society and also helped compile and publish the history book of Fedora for Territorial Days. She enjoyed quilting, genealogy, stamps and coin collecting and gardening.

She married Lyle Thietje October 18, 1976 in Mitchell.

She is survived by two daughters: Donna Hotz and husband, Larry of Mount Vernon, IA, Peggy Van Overschelde and Larry Koster of Mitchell; one son, John Clemensen and wife, Cathy of Atkins, IA; one daughter-in-law, Georgia Clemensen of Beatty, NV; two grandsons, Brian Clemensen and Bradley Clemensen, two step-grandsons, Michael Koster and Patrick Koster and ten-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Louis and Lyle, one son Pete, one grandson, Matt Hotz, and one great granddaughter Caitlin Clemensen.



To Be Announced


Monday, May 17, 2010
10:30 AM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Gloria and Ron Hess on May 21, 2010
Sincere sympathies to the family. She will be remembered for her kind heart and great strength. We know she will be missed.
Posted by Neal Reinemann on May 17, 2010
A true treasure for the greater family. Many thank-yous to the immediate family for providing her quality final earthly years. Irma's life is an inspiration and lasting memorial for who have known her and those who will someday know about her.
Posted by Maureen and Glenn Witte on May 17, 2010
We miss you, dear Cousin. Love to your family
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