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James "Jim" Fiedler

James “Jim” Fiedler, 81, passed away October 31, 2020 at the Human Services Center in Yankton, SD. He was born on March 26, 1939 to Carl and Darlein (Vaughn) in Yankton, SD.

Jim attended and graduated from Yankton High School. He enlisted in the US Navy in 1958 and was Honorably Discharged in 1964. He married Florence Reisner October 8, 1958. He was united in marriage to Cindy (Even) Aarbo on March 19, 1999. 

Jim worked in the grocery business for many years with National Food store in Huron, SD and Cherokee, IA. He moved to Sioux Falls in 1977 when he joined Hy-Vee as assistant manager. He also managed the store in Windom, MN and Watertown, SD. He then worked for 18 years at Ben-Hur Ford before retirement. In retirement he worked part-time at Randalls and Christ the King School. He was a long time member at Christ the King Parish. Jim loved golfing, hunting, gardening and reading. 

Jim is survived by his wife: Cindy, Sioux Falls; children: Leslie (Roger)Williams, Paulina, IA, Cindy (Dean) Gravenish, Cherokee, IA, Jeff Fiedler, Cherokee, IA, Mike (Angie) Fiedler, Cherokee, IA; step- children: Troy (Tara) Aarbo, Sioux Falls, SD and Anna (Chris) Nesheim, Omaha, NE; 17 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; 

siblings: Robert, David and Steve Fiedler, Karla Schiller and Martha Tripp; many nieces, nephews and special friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings: Fred, Tom and Terry Fiedler, Bonnie Lemley, infant Karen Fiedler, and daughter-in-law Lisa Fiedler.

Visitation will be 9:30 AM Wednesday, November 4 at Christ the King Catholic Church with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM with burial to follow at St. Michael Cemetery with Full Military Rites.

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