Hilda E. Tycz, age 82, passed away Monday, December 12, 2022 at Good Samaritan Society in Tyndall.
Visitation will be held 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a 7:00 p.m. wake, Thursday, December 15 at St. Leo Catholic Church in Tyndall. A funeral Mass will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 16 at St. Leo Catholic Church. Interment will be in St. Leo Catholic Cemetery.
Hilda was born January 4, 1940 to Otto and Emma (Hahn) Winckler at Tyndall, SD. She was a 1958 graduate of Tyndall High School. Hilda married Robert Jerome Tycz May 16, 1959. They farmed until 1965, then moved into Tyndall. They were the proud parents of their son, Eric.
Hilda assisted many area farmers during her career at the Bon Homme ASCS office. She retired October 28, 1986 after 38 years of service. Following retirement, Hilda became an active member of RASCOE, serving on many committees at the national convention, to maintain the integrity of retiree benefits for ASCS and FSA office workers. She was always supportive in assisting her husband and son in their businesses.
Hilda enjoyed bowling, fishing with Robert and playing casino slots. She loved family, the Black Hills and cooking in the bar with Eric. Being the happy person she was, Hilda always had a smile for everyone she met.
Hilda is survived by her son, Eric Tycz of Tyndall; brother, Art Winckler of Yankton; nieces and nephews, Mary Runge of Hartford, Marie Merkle of Harrisburg, Julie Nielsen of Sioux Falls, Mark Winckler of Yankton, Judy Potter of Tyndall, Terry Rokusek of Sioux Falls, Elton Rokusek of Hartington, NE, Mary Dunlap of Naples, Italy, Dan Winckler of Las Vegas, NV, Karen Griffith of Sarasota, FL, Kenny Winckler of Lesterville, Linda Pelton and Laurie Luke, both of Avon and brother-in-law, Bernard (Gus) Pletka of Tyndall.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of over 50 years, Robert, December 22, 2009; siblings, Alvin Winckler, Edna Rokusek, Melvin Winckler and Agnes Pletka.
Floral tributes are included within the service program.