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Funeral services will take place on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at 10:00 AM (Mountain).

United Methodist Church
Wall, South Dakota

Wall Cemetery
Wall, South Dakota
A visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. with a prayer service at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at Rush Funeral Chapel in Wall.

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In memory of

Donna L. Jedlicka

of Rapid City, formerly of Wall, South Dakota, died on Tuesday, March 26, 2024 at Monument Health in Rapid City at the age of 88

Donna was born August 26, 1935, to Albert and Rose Hempel (Fiala) in Charles Mix County, Wagner, South Dakota.

She graduated from Geddes High School in 1953. She was united in marriage to Richard (Dick) Jedlicka on December 23, 1954, in Geddes, South Dakota. Dick was serving in the US Army stationed in Panama. While Dick returned to Panama, Donna worked at J.C. Penney in Chamberlain, South Dakota until his discharge. They next lived in Pierre and Murdo SD where their son Mike was born. The family moved to Vivian, SD where they welcomed 2 more son’s David and Curt. They next moved to Philip, SD where Dick worked for Old Home Bread. In 1971 they moved to Wall, SD where Dick worked for Virgil and Lillian Horton. Later they bought the Charlie Horton place raising cattle, hogs, horses and started Jedlicka Ditching. Donna moved to Wall after Dick’s death in 1991. Donna worked at Wall Drug for 44 years from 1974 to 2018 when she fell and had to stop working. In 2018 she moved to Edgewood Assisted living and later to Morningstar Assisted Living in Rapid City, SD.

Donna had many hobbies. She was a member of the Quilt Club in Wall making many quilts for family and friends. She loved to travel, taking cruises to Alaska and Bahamas. She took many bus trips around the US. She drove many trips to Sioux Falls and Rapid City to see her sons and families, and Mitchell to see her brothers. She liked to garden growing tomatoes and flowers. She made the very best casseroles, cakes, cookies, bars and jelly!

She is survived by her brother, Dwight Hempel of Lake Andes SD, her sons and their spouses Mike (Cheryl) Jedlicka of Sioux Falls, SD and David (Kathy) Jedlicka of Rapid City, SD ; 6 grandchildren Heidi (Joe) Halvarson of Minneapolis, Amy (Joseph) Mattson of Sioux Falls, Katie (Jake) Sieve of Minneapolis, Nathan Jedlicka of Sioux Falls, Jacob (Bailey) Jedlicka of Philip, and Haley (Casey) Bauer of Union Center; 5 great grandchildren Gretta and Luka Halverson, Leland Mattson, Leo Sieve and Jackie Bauer.

Donna was preceded in death by her husband Richard (Dick), son Curt, her parents, and brother Richard Hempel.

A visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. with a prayer service at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at Rush Funeral Chapel in Wall.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at the United Methodist Church in Wall with Pastor Justin Trent officiating.

Interment will follow at the Wall Cemetery.

Tuesday, April 2, 2024 - 4-6 p.m.
Rush Funeral Chapel
Wall, South Dakota

Tuesday, April 2, 2024 - 6:00 p.m.
Rush Funeral Chapel
Wall, South Dakota

Wednesday, April 3, 2024 - 10:00 a.m.
United Methodist Church
Wall, South Dakota
Pastor Justin Trent
Joyce Wheeler - Pianist
Lynde Ireland - Vocalist
"How Great Thou Art"
"On Eagle's Wings"
"Precious Lord, Take My Hand"
Wall Cemetery
Wall, South Dakota

  • Montana ~ Karen Warner Moore Missoula (4/3/2024)
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. Donna was an amazing lady who was fun to work with. She will be missed! ~ Stacey (Johannesen) Santiago Tennessee (4/2/2024)
  • Our condolences to the Jedlicka family. Your mom was always a joy to work and spend any time with. I know how much she loved her family and her time working at Wall Drug, where she was a reliable and trusted employee. We're grateful for her gentle presence in our lives. Still missing our Curt...and hoping they are together in heaven! ~ Keith & Cathy Thompson Edwards, CO (3/31/2024)
  • Loved working with Donna. Such a great friend! ~ Angie Johnston Charlson Rapid City,SD (3/30/2024)
  • My dad told me that Dick and Donna loved when we would visit when I was a baby and dad was in the airforce in Ellsworth. I only have a few memories of seeing Donna as I was older when we would visit. It's interesting to have people say I was so close to Donna in my first 3 years of life, and not remembering it myself. Thanks for being a part of my life Donna. See ya on the other side. ~ Dacey Jedlicka Manhattan, Montana (3/28/2024)
  • My condolences to the Jedlicka Family. My parents were friends of Dick & Donna, going on the wagon trains together. My Mom worked at Wall Drug with Donna. Rest In Peace beautiful Donna. ~ Kathy Hoffman Thompson Whitewood,SD (3/28/2024)
  • I am so very sorry for your loss. Donna was 1 of the sweetest ladies I ever knew. She always had a smile & such a kind heart. I always enjoyed sitting with her at church & visiting about days gone by. My deepest sympathies to you all. ~ Cindy (Gabriel) Nuzum Wall SD (3/28/2024)
  • Donna and I were quiet quilters at the Guild.
    I missed her when she moved to Rapid City.
    ~ Irene Livermore Wall, SD (3/28/2024)
  • My sympathy to Donna's family. I will always remember the Drug Store days when I worked with Donna in the bookstore. She was a very special lady. ~ CONNIE J GEIGLE Rapid City, SD (3/28/2024)
  • I'm sorry to hear the news of the loss of Miss Donna. She was a special lady to everyone. I'm sorry my thoughts are with you all. ~ Dennis Eliason Rapid City, SD (3/28/2024)
  • So sorry to hear about Donna. Know we are thinking about you all and sending prayers. ~ Tom and Kamie Carmichael Oakland, NE (3/28/2024)
  • My thoughts and prayers for Donna's family. I worked with Donna at Wall Drug many years ago. She was an amazing lady. Always had a smile on her face. She will be missed. ~ Janet Hansen Rapid City (3/28/2024)
  • I am saddened by this news. Donna was one of the dearest ladies I have ever met. We always stopped and saw her when she worked at the drug store. Our sympathies and prayers. ~ Lea Willuweit Ymker Armour SD (3/28/2024)
  • I remember her very well when they lived in Vivian SD. I spent a lot of time with my grandparents who lived across the street from them. Mike and I used to play a lot together. Dick and my grandfather we close friends. ~ Curtis j england Pierre SD (3/27/2024)
  • I am so sorry for your loss. Donna was a very special lady so kind and loving. I always look forward to spring when I would go to rapid and get her and we would go out for dinner and go shopping. We used to have so much fun and laughed. She had his heart as big as gold And always loved everybody ? Anytime anybody needed help Donna was there for them one of the sweetest ladies I have ever known ~ Sue Michels Wall,SD (3/27/2024)
  • So sorry for your family's loss. We worked with her during our summers in Wall and were her neighbors as well.. Loved her stories, and most of all smile. A true Lady. ~ Cindy and Randy Harris Palm Bay Fl (3/27/2024)
  • Donna was such a sweet lady. We missed her at quilt club after she moved to Rapid. She was always smiling and so kind! My deepest condolences! ~ Rhonda Mettler Wall (3/27/2024)
  • We are so sorry for your loss. She was a very special lady. She always had a kind word. Our deepest sympathy! ~ Doris Eisenbraun Creighton (3/27/2024)
  • My condolences go out to the family. I have very fond memories of working and talking to Donna while we worked at the Drug Store. Her bright smile will be missed. ~ Kathy Simpfenderfer Wall,SD (3/27/2024)