Deloris Quaschnick

Deloris Quaschnick, 90, of Wheatland passed away at the Platte County Legacy Home in Wheatland on Friday, Nov. 20.  Graveside services are planned at this time, burial will be at the Onida Cemetery in Onida, S.D. on Tuesday, Nov. 24.
Deloris was born to Howard & Olive (West) Weischedel on Thursday, Sept.  25, 1930 on a farm in Sully County, S.D.
On Sept. 18, 1949 she married Delmar Ripley in Onida and to this union five sons were born. Douglas (Kathy) Ripley, Darwin (Virginia) Ripley both of Pierre, S.D., Thomas (Dawn)Ripley of Caldwell, Idaho, Barry (Eva) Ripley of Wheatland, and Merlin (Kim) Ripley of Sheridan.  
Delmar passed away in 1975 in Glendo.
Deloris remarried on Oct. 2, 1989 to Walter Quaschnick in Reno, Nev. and made their home in Herreid, S.D.  Her ten stepchildren and grandchildren were all incredibly special to her.   
Deloris had lived in Onida, Herreid, Glendo, Rapid City, South Dakota, and her final home was in Wheatland, for the last ten years.
Deloris’s early years were spent on farms working alongside Delmar.  For numerous years after Delmar’s death Deloris either owned or worked in the motel industry and later at the livestock barn in Herreid.
Deloris’s faith in God was especially important to her. She was baptized January 7, 1990 in Herreid at the Baptist Church and at the time of her death she was a member of the Baptist Memorial Church of Wheatland.
Survivors include sons, Douglas (Kathy), Darwin (Virginia), Thomas, Barry (Eva), Merlin (Kim); nine grandchildren, Richard, Amy, Brett, Alicia, Steve, Kevin, Dustin, Derek, and Tel; fourteen great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; sister in-law, Doris Weischedel; and numerous family members of the Quaschnick side of the family.    She was preceded in death by husbands, Delmar and Walter; longtime friend, Hank; grandson, Brian; daughter in-law, Dawn; and brother, Gerald.  
Gorman Funeral Homes – Platte Chapel of Wheatland are in charge of the arrangements.
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