Adelaide 'Addy' Erma Maiden
May 27, 1927 - January 6, 2020
Funeral services for Adelaide (Addie) Erma Maiden, 92, of Mitchell, SD, were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at New Home Lutheran Church of Mitchell, SD.
Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. at New Home Lutheran Church of Mitchell, SD.
Burial was at the Graceland Servicemen’s Cemetery of Mitchell, SD, immediately following the service.
Adelaide (Addie) Erma Maiden went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, from Firesteel Health Care Center of Mitchell, SD.
Adelaide (Addie) Erma Maiden was born May 27, 1927, at her parents’ farm in Buffalo County of South Dakota to Henry and Agnes (Larson) Otterpohl.
Addie started elementary school at the Victory School in Pershing Township in Buffalo County of South Dakota. She attended all eight grades there (from September of 1933 until May of 1941). She was raised one mile off the Crow Creek Indian Reservation of South Dakota and went to the “Old” Fort Thompson for all school activities. She graduated from Pukwana High School of Pukwana, SD.
Addie took a home correspondence course from the Chicago School of Nursing and graduated in May of 1944.
Her first job was the “old” Chamberlain Sanitarium Hospital of Chamberlain, SD, from June of 1944 until February of 1945.
She then worked at Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD, in June of 1946.
Addie met Fred Hrdina in January of 1948 and they were married June 12, 1948 at the Plankinton Lutheran Church of Plankinton, SD. To this union, one daughter, Ramona was born.
In January of 1950, under the new waiver law,Addie became a Licensed Practical Nurse. She worked at St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre, SD, before going to Community Bailey Hospital in Chamberlain, SD. Addie later
worked at St. Joseph’s Indian School of Chamberlain, SD, as a typist in the office before returning to Community Bailey Hospital in Chamberlain, SD.
Addie married Lawrence Maiden on May 30, 1954, at the Zion Lutheran Church of Chamberlain, SD.
Addie’s final job was in the 1970s when she worked for Barney’s Auto Salvage in Sioux Falls, SD. Addie was furnished with a one-ton truck to use for hauling cars “dead or alive.” It was the most fun job she had ever had.
She and Lawrence lived in rural Mt. Vernon, SD, for many years, before moving to Mitchell, SD, in the late 1980s.
She was a member of New Home Lutheran Church.
She was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. She belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary and was an avid NRA supporter.
Addie very much enjoyed visiting, texting, playing bingo, playing cards and putting puzzles together.
Grateful for having shared her life are her daughter, Ramona Wendelboe; grandchildren, Tammy Renken and husband, Josh and Brian Wendelboe; three great grandsons, Gage Renken, Reed Renken and Brody Nelson as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Maiden; her parents, Henry and Agnes Otterpohl; a brother, Ernest Otterpohl; a sister, Lois Sweet; a stepson, Larry Maiden; a son-in-law, Kenny Wendelboe and a grandson, David Kenneth Wendelboe.
Will Funeral Chapel of Mitchell, SD, was in charge of arrangements.