Marie Daley, age 85

Marie Daley

Marie Daley, age 85, Lemmon, SD, passed away on Friday afternoon, January 5, 2018 at the Five Counties Nursing Home in Lemmon, SD. Funeral services for Marie were Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Lemmon, SD. Pastor Carin Bear officiated with burial  in the Greenhill Cemetery at Lemmon.
Marie Shirley Adamek was born on April 9, 1932 near Meadow, SD, to Gottlieb and Anna (Mitchaletz) Adamek. She was the youngest of eight children, joining her siblings, Albina, Adolph, Joseph, Julia, Louis, Anna and Victor. Marie attended Grand Central Grade School (making 3rd and 4th grades in one year) and Twin Butte School for 8th grade. After her father passed away, Marie and her mother lived with Marie’s sister, Anna Hofer, and her family before moving to Lemmon where she attended high school. While in school she did babysitting and worked at the Aristo Café and Belle’s Luncheonette.
Marie married the love of her life on September 3, 1948 at Belle Fourche, SD. They were blessed with five children, Gary, Linda, Dianne, Russell and Mitchell. Jim and Marie raised their family on the Daley farm, which they took over operation in 1968.
Marie was a loving mother and grandmother always putting her family first above all else. She enjoyed gardening and canned the majority of it. She took great pride in the appearance of her yard and the splash of colors from her beautiful flowers. She was a wonderful cook and her kitchen was always open with plenty of good food to be shared with whomever stopped by and the coffee pot was always on.
She was treasurer of the Menz School District #5 for 25 years; an observer and reporter for the National Weather Service for 30 years and was a active member of the Calvary Lutheran Church in Lemmon, SD. Her faith in God sustained her throughout her life.
Jim passed away in 2009, and Marie continued to live on the farm until moving into the Five Counties Nursing Home in Lemmon in 2014.
Marie is survived by her three sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Lori Daley and Mitchell and Stacy Daley, all of Lemmon, SD; Russell and Mary Daley, Pierre, SD; two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Max Myhre, Lemmon, SD, and Dianne and Dan Hellekson, Faith, SD; 14 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and one sister-in-law, Blanche Sands, Spearfish, SD; and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Marie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jim on June 11, 2009; and all of her siblings.
A memorial has been established to the Calvary Lutheran Church in Lemmon, SD.
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