Walter Funeral Homes

Serving the communities of Freeman, Marion and Bridgewater, South Dakota

Delores Ann (Tschetter) Golder, 75, passed away peacefully on Aug. 31, 2019 in her home surrounded by her loving family. Delores was born to Joe A. and Elizabeth (Gross) Tschetter on May 4, 1944. Delores cherished her family and friends. She always had a smile on her face and a kind word for everyone.

She enjoyed family times, sewing, gardening and she was an excellent cook. She graduated from Bridgewater High School in 1962. Delores began working at Diamond Care Center and continued doing so for 41 years. 

She married her high school sweetheart, Alan Golder, on May 31, 1962. Delores was an amazing wife, mother and grandmother. Devotion to God and her family were important priorities for her. She was a model of determination and hope as she was diagnosed with ALS in November 2017 and continued living her life with grace, strength and courage.

She will be missed dearly by everyone. 

Blessed for having shared her life are her sons: Loren (Janie), Kim, Cornell (Brenda) and Craig (Heather); 10 grandchildren: Justin, Jeremy, Cody, Megan, Kyle, Nicholas, Haley, Hannah, Hadyn and Lincoln; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Rowena (Wesley) Wipf and Belva Tschetter; three sisters-in-law: Rhonda Jarabek, Phyllis Golder and Carol (Golder) Weber; and many dear nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. 

Delores was welcomed into heaven by her husband, Alan Golder; her parents, Joe A. and Elizabeth Tschetter; and her sister, Alvida Tschetter. Also preceding her in death were Alan’s parents, Adolph and Irene Golder; brothers-in-law, Ivan Golder and Gary Golder; and nephew, Ryan Golder.

Four generations of care