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Funeral services will take place on Monday, October 9, 2017 at 10:00 AM (Mountain).

Midland School Gym
Midland, South Dakota

St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery
Midland, South Dakota
4-6 p.m. Sunday, October 8, at the Midland School Gym, with a prayer service at 5:00 p.m.

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In memory of

Christine Niedan

of Midland, South Dakota, died on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip at the age of 69

Christine Elaine (Hunt) Niedan was born November 12, 1947 in Midland, SD at their local hospital. She was the 6th child (first girl) born to Lyle and Ida (Fosheim) Hunt.

Christine (Teen or Mrs. N to many) attended grades 1-12 at Midland School and graduated in 1966.

She attended Black Hills State University where she first received her 2 year teaching certificate. The start of her teaching career began in a rural school in Ottumwa, SD. After that, she returned to BHSU and received her BS in Education in January of 1971. She was hired by the Midland School as an aide to finish out that school year. Other rural schools that Christine taught in were Deep Creek, Hart, and Liberty.

On June 6, 1976 she was united in marriage to Curtis Niedan in Midland. They lived on the home place, south of Midland, until Curt’s death on January 11, 2003 when she moved into Midland continuing her teaching career in the 5th and 6th grades which began in 1977 and ended upon retirement in 2012. Her teaching career spanned 43 years.

Chris’ hobbies included reading Amish books, doing puzzles, collecting old business memorabilia and both she and Curt were big fans of local sports and country music. She and Curt enjoyed attending antique sales and traveling.

She was a member of PTA, Booster Club, Pierre Area Reading Council, Midland American Legion Auxiliary, Midland Slam Dunkers, and Midland Library Board and was a faithful parishioner of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and an active member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Midland. She also helped out at the Midland Pioneer Museum. Chris was a very active volunteer and participated in many activities.

Survivors include 15 siblings, Roy (Carol) Hunt of Midland, Ted (Dena) Hunt of Rapid City, Terry Hunt of Watertown, Keith Hunt of Midland, Teresa Palmer of Murdo, Gordon (Cheryl) Hunt of Battle Mountain, NV, Peggy (Roger) Johnson of Pierre, Ron (Laura) Hunt of Riverside, CA, Penny Schafer of Pierre, Janice (Jim) Tolton of Midland, Shari (Pete) Estep of Austin, TX, Jeff Hunt (Liz) of Battle Mountain, Lisa Hackerott of Smith Center, KS, Barry Hunt of Battle Mountain, and Michelle (Cameron) Meinzer of Midland; 20 nieces and nephews; 20 great-nieces and great-nephews; a special Aunt Anna Dick; in-laws Marvin (Margie) Niedan, Elaine Buxcel, Shirley Sorensen, and Dorothy Melcher; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Curtis "Curt" Niedan on January 11, 2003; her parents; two brothers Fred and Jerry Hunt; two brothers-in-law Marvin Palmer and Brian Hackerott; and a great-niece Alexis Raley.

Visitation will be held 4-6 p.m. on Sunday, October 8, at the Midland School Gym, with a prayer service at 5:00 p.m.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 9, at the Midland School Gym, with Pastor Tel Saucerman and Pastor Kathy Chesney officiating.

Interment will be at St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery south of Midland.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.

4-6 p.m. Sunday, October 8, 2017
Midland School Gym
Midland, South Dakota

5:00 p.m. Sunday, October 8, 2017
Midland School Gym
Midland, South Dakota

Monday, October 9, 2017 - 10:00 a.m.
Midland School Gym
Midland, South Dakota
Pastor Tel Saucerman
Pastor Kathy Chesney
Scotti Block - Pianist
Congregational Hymns
“In The Garden”
“How Great Thou Art”
Tom Parquet - Bill Eckert
Bob Bork - Reuben Vollmer, Jr.
Derek Hunt - Erik Hunt
Chad Johnson - Jordan Tolton - Jamie Estep
Logan Estep - Evan Estep - Stuart Hackerott
Blake Hackerott
St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery
Midland, South Dakota

  • To Christine's family: What a shock to lose someone so special.
    She was a blessing to many--so kind & gentle; a peaceful. strong lady, a valuable role model for so many--the lives she touched are uncountable. She will be missed. May our loving Savior comfort you during this sad time. God bless you & keep you. Joyce Vollmer Williamson
    ~ Joyce Vollmer Williamson Rapid City,SD (10/9/2017)
  • So sorry to hear of Christine's passing. It is hard to know that someone who touched our lives in so many ways is gone. My thoughts and prayers are with all of your family. I know she will be missed by family, friends and the community. ~ Marcia Jackson Spearfish (10/8/2017)
  • Hunt Family, I am sorry for your loss and offer my sympathy. Chris'' volunteerism and dedication to her teaching career earned her those angel wings. Rest In Peace Chris. She will be missed.

    Hunt Family, I am sorry for your loss and offer my sympathy. Chris'' volunteerism and her dedication to her teaching career earned her those angel wings.
    rest In Peace, Chris. You will be missed.
    ~ Pat Snook Rapid City SD (10/8/2017)
  • Dear Michelle, Jan and all family, I am deeply saddened to hear of Chris's death. My heart is sad for you and the special person she was. Many blessings to all. ~ Kay Foland Rapid City, SD (10/8/2017)
  • Christine became a member of our family when she married Curt. How very happy he was with her by his side. She was such a fine woman and although there is sadness you will smile often when you remember what a joy she was to have in your lives ~ Gay Tollefson Green River, Wyoming (10/7/2017)
  • Dear Cousins, We are sorry to hear of Christine's passing. Through Facebook we could see how close she remained with her large family! We lived in Midland one summer when I was 10 and I looked forward to spending time with my Hunt cousins! Thinking of all of you at this sad time. ~ Gayle & Ralph Matz Brookings SD (10/7/2017)
  • We are so sorry to hear of Christines death. May God comfort and guide you all through this difficult time and know we are thinking and praying for you. May He give you a peace in your heart knowing she is with loved ones now. Our deepest sympathy to all of the family. ~ Jill and Wayne Splitt Wichita, Kansas (10/7/2017)
  • I am sad after hearing of Christine's passing. It came as a shock to me. Christine was my classmate in the class of '66', and I have many warm memories of her and her gentle spirit. I want to extend my love and sympathies to the entire Hunt family. My thoughts and prayers go with you all at this difficult time. John 14:6 ~ Pat Haddock Omaha, NE (10/6/2017)
  • My heart hurts for all of Christine's family and friends!! She has touched so many lives and have always been there for everyone. Teen always had a kind word and a hand to reach out and help!! Midland lost a wonderful lady yesterday and now Heaven gained an angel!! God Bless all of the Hunt family and everyone of the students that she taught all these years!! ~ Pam & Justin Bryan Oacoma SD (10/6/2017)
  • I have so many wonderful memories of Mrs N. I am so glad I got to see her when I was home last month. I am sure she had many people greeting her at the gates of heaven and Curt with open arms and a good answer. Love and hugs. Prayers ~ Kathy Larson LaDue Anamosa (10/6/2017)
  • We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Chris loved her friends and family dearly. Keep your memories near and dear to your hearts. May God wrap his loving arms around each of you during this difficult time. God's peace be with you. ~ Katrina Hewlett Pierre, SD (10/6/2017)
  • I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs. N. was a great teacher and I have so many fun memories from my time in her classroom. She was tough but encouraging, and it made her an excellent teacher. My heart goes out to the entire Hunt family – I know you will miss her dearly and I'm sorry for your pain. May she enjoy her warm welcome into heaven. ~ Lori (Petoske) Yunker Greeley, CO (10/5/2017)
  • Im so very sorry for your loss. She will be greatly missed by many. Thoughts and prayers are with everyone! ~ Mindy Haerer Summerset SD (10/5/2017)
  • To Barry and Michelle and the rest of the Hunt family, So sorry about the loss of your sister. She was a great person . Condolences and prayers to you. ~ Jeff and Linda Iverson Lake Andes, SD (10/5/2017)
  • I always looked forward to seeing Chris at Easter. She welcomed us and made us feel so loved and part of the family! We will miss her terribly! It is our loss and her gain. Prayers for comfort during this time of sorrow and loss. ~ Dianne Selchert (10/5/2017)
  • My heart is so sad at this moment to hear of Miss Hunt's passing. She was my grade 5th and 6th grade teacher at Hart School in Milesville. Oh how I loved her. What a wonderful soul. My prayers are with all of her family, friends, and students that she has touched throughout her lifetime.. Remember her with a smile :) ~ Molly (Neville) Kukal Garrison, MT (10/5/2017)
  • To all the Hunt family, I was heartbroken when I heard of Christine's passing. She has been a friend since I was a child. We grew up together, sharing grade school, high school and college memories. Chris was a teacher to all my children and helped form their lives and the lives of many others she taught. A giving and loving personality who thought of others and helped so many. How she loved her family and her community. Morrie and I and many others will miss her greatly. May Jesus, her Savior welcome her home. I can imagine joy in heaven as she sees her loved ones gone before. ~ Barbara Jones Midland, SD (10/5/2017)
  • I am at a loss for words. Chris will forever be a light from my childhood and teenage years ... one of the best friends and cousins anyone could ask for. I cannot be there for the funeral, but my heart and prayers are with you all. ...Ruthie ~ Ruthie and Lou Gassner 3324 Corvina Court, Evans CO 80634 (10/5/2017)
  • We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with all of you. We know how close your entire family was to Christine and that you will miss her dearly. ~ Larry and Julie McLaughlin Midland (10/5/2017)
  • Oh, what a shock! Christine will be so missed by family and the community. What else can I say, but prayers are with you! ~ Ronnie & Emily Sammons Midland, SD (10/4/2017)