Lorelie Hicks, ParkstonLorelie Marie Hicks, 74, Parkston, formerly of Mitchell, died Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at Avera St. Benedict Hospital, Mitchell.
Lorelie Marie Hicks, 74, Parkston, formerly of Mitchell, died Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at Avera St. Benedict Hospital, Mitchell.
She was born on Jan. 24, 1939.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Will Funeral Chapel, Mitchell. Burial will be in American Legion Cemetery, Mitchell.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Will Funeral Chapel, Mitchell.
Lorelie was born in Oakland, Neb., to Paul and Esther Koehler (Fauss).
At a young age, the family moved to Spencer, later settling in Mitchell.
Lorelie married Donald Vibbert in 1955, living in England for a time while Donald served in the armed services.
In January 1961, she married Gary Maeschen, farming just south of Mitchell.
Lorelie worked various jobs throughout her life, including as a nurse’s aide at Methodist Hospital, Mitchell; waitressing at the Townhouse Café, and bartending at the Townhouse, the Blueroom and the Moonlight Bar, all in Mitchell.
She greatly enjoyed visiting with people and telling stories.
On March 7, 1981, she married William (Bill) Hicks.
They spent their married life and retirement in Mitchell.
Grateful for sharing Lorelie’s life are her sons: Donald and wife Cheryl Maeschen, Ethan; and Ronald and wife Tammy, Parkston; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, six stepchildren, 19 stepgrandchildren, 20 stepgreat-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Lorelie was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Bill; one brother and four sisters.
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