Clarence “Corney” L. Fiegen, 83, of Garretson, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the Dells Nursing and Rehab Center. His Mass of Christian Burial was at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 in St. Mary Catholic Church, Dell Rapids. Visitation with the family present was on Monday, May 20, 2019 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Kahler Funeral Home. The Christian Wake Service was at 7:00 p.m. followed by a Catholic Order of Foresters Rosary. www.kahlerfh.com
Clarence was born on November 25, 1935 in rural Egan to Sylvester and Agnes (Bowar) Fiegen. He grew up on a farm near Dell Rapids and graduated from St. Mary High School in 1954. After graduation, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and was honorably discharged in 1957. He married Phyllis Walz on February 15, 1958. The couple farmed in the Dell Rapids area from 1958-2014. He was an active member of St. Mary Catholic Church, the National Farmers Organization, Catholic Order of Foresters, the St. Mary School Board and the Dell Rapids American Legion Post. He enjoyed wintering in Arizona and loved to dance, fish and farm. He loved Pepsi, popcorn and Snickers.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his two sisters, Lorayne Goedken and Alice Thomas. Corney is survived by his wife of 61 years, Phyllis; his children, Tom Fiegen of Clarence, IA, Terry (Martha) Fiegen of Sioux Falls, Tim (Kristie) Fiegen of Sioux Falls, Jean (Jeff) Fiegen Ordal of Colton, Joan (Tom) Wolles of Colton, Ted (Judy) Fiegen of Sioux Falls, Todd (Monica) Fiegen of Ethan, Julie (Dave) Price of Dell Rapids, Tad (Brenda) Fiegen of Garretson, Janet (Kevin) Fods of Colton and Travis (Char) Fiegen of Canistota; his 39 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren; his brother, Don (Marlene) Fiegen of LaCressent, MN; his sister, Barb (Ron) Walters of Henderson, MN’ and his many friends and extended family. Memorials can be directed to the St. Mary Building Fund.