Nicolene Clare Fiedler
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Nicolene Clare Fiedler, age 75, of Yankton, South Dakota, died from severe, untreatable complications from cancer on Monday, September 21, 2015. One of her final wishes was to spend her final days in the familiar surroundings of her home under hospice care. Her family cannot say enough on behalf of the people that are a part of the Hospice Team. Their compassion, caring and professionalism provided a personal loving kind of care that was an answer to so many prayers.

A Memorial Mass will be at 10:30 AM on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Yankton with Reverend Larry Regynski officiating. Inurnment will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Yankton. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the Mass on Thursday at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton.

Urnbearers are Rex Fiedler and Nick Paulus.

Nicolene Clare Fiedler was born May 28, 1940, in Eau Clare, Wisconsin to Otto and Catherine (Paulus) Teske. She graduated from Regis High School in Eau Clare in 1958. Nicci's career in life was spent in the banking industry. She retired from Omaha National Bank in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1985. She was in charge of the department that readied student loan packages for sale on the secondary markets. After leaving Omaha, Nicci spent several years working as a teller in various South Dakota and Iowa local banks. She married Terry Fiedler on June 2, 1984 in Omaha. They lived in Cedar Rapids Iowa for many years before moving back to South Dakota. Her devotion to helping Merlin and Aileene in their final years was a blessing to the entire family.

She faithfully attended Mass at Bishop Marty Chapel in Yankton for many years. She cherished the close friendships she made with so many of the Benedictine Sisters. Each of them were very special to her. Her friendly spirit and caring attitude touched the lives of everyone she met.

Survivors include her husband, Terry Fiedler of Yankton; three in-laws: Rex (Kay) Fiedler of Topeka, Kansas; Erna Huitema of Yankton; and Judi Teske of Eau Clare, Wisconsin. It was very hard for her friend, Rose Jueden, her husband, Terry and of course Peanut, to see her go.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers: Robert and Richard Teske; and two sisters: Orita Liska and Audrey Eels. Nicci was the last of the five Teske siblings to die.

Messages will be reviewed and posted within 1 business day.

Terry my sympathy goes out to you on the loss of Nicolene

Dorothy (Walraven) Deville

Our deepest thoughts for you and your family, Nikki will be missed with her wonderful smile and words of encouragement. Nikki always open arms will be missed by us.

Susie Roberts

Words cannot express our feelings with the loss of Nicci. We have so many special memories. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with the entire family, but most especially you, Terry. May God bless you all.

Patty & Jim Vavra


I am so sorry about Nicci. I am so happy that I was able to bring the boys to South Dakota and see you both, albeit briefly, this summer. What a beautiful, loving, spirited lady. She made me laugh and made me smile, and I know she did the same for you. I love you both and please let me know if you need anything.

All my love, Erika Hartley

My sympathies Terry in this time of sorrow. Nikki was always such a cheerful personable lady!

Mike Murphy


My sympathy to you in your loss. Nikki had a smile and cheerful greeting for everyone. She truly made you smile. You are in my thoughts and prayers....

Jeff Bochman

Terry, we are thinking of you. We have fun memories with you guys when the boys were little. Take care!

Paul and Lynette Wold

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