Madeline Hinseth (Hinseth)
Madeline Melise Hinseth, 99, was born August 21, 1918, the second child of Ole and Emma (Lee) Hinseth on the family farm two and one-half miles west of Irene. She died December 16, 2017 at Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Irene.
Madeline grew up on the family farm where she resided until 2004 when she and her sister Florence moved to town. She was baptized and confirmed at Salem Lutheran Church, rural Irene. She attended Turkey Valley Country School near Irene through the eighth grade. Madeline was a member of both Salem Lutheran Church and Calvary Lutheran Church. She taught Sunday School and was active in the Ladies Aid and WELCA organizations. In her younger years, she worked ad a mother’s helper for several families, helping with household duties and the care of their children. Most of her life was spent helping with household duties at the farm. She helped her mother with the cleaning and cooking and taking care of the needs of her six siblings. She took pride in keeping things well organized at home.
She was preceded in death by her parents Ole and Emma, brothers Sylvin, Sidney and Olin Hinseth.
She is survived by her sister, Florence Hinseth of Irene; two brothers, Arnold (Delores) Hinseth of Sioux Falls, SD, and Elton (Sharron) Hinseth of Irene, sister-in-law Ardys Hinseth, Rapid City, SD, and nieces and nephews; Laurel (Jim) Luke, Richard (Ellie) Hinseth, Barb (John) Carver, Tara Carver, Tyler Carver, Brian Hinseth (Pam Davis), Kaeliegh Hinseth, Anne Hinseth and David Hinseth and great-nephew Dan (Becky) Luke, Alex and Beth Luke