Darlene Tiedt Obituary

Darlene  Tiedt
Darlene Tiedt

February 13, 1928 - June 7, 2019
Born in Fairbank, IA
Resided in Readlyn, IA


Darlene Tiedt, 91 of Readlyn, Iowa, passed away on Friday, June 7, 2019, at the Oelwein Health Care Center.

Darlene was born on February 13, 1928, in rural Fairbank, Iowa, the daughter of Herman and Lydia (Matthias) Moeller. She attended elementary schools in Denver and Readlyn. She graduated from Oran High School in 1945 and the Iowa State Teacher’s College (UNI) in 1946. She resided on the Eldo Moeller Sr. farm while earning money for her family during the depression. After college she taught in two rural schools. On July 20, 1947, Darlene was united in marriage to Earl Tiedt at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Fairbank. Together, Darlene and Earl farmed in the Readlyn area while raising their five children. Earl died on January 8, 1997.

In her leisure time, Darlene enjoyed gardening, tending to her flowers and the lawn. She also enjoyed cooking and playing cards.

Darlene is survived by a son, Lowell Tiedt of Anamosa; a daughter, Cheryl (Joe) Hart of New Hampton; a son, Layton (Karen) Tiedt of Fairbank; a daughter, Cheila (Rick) Goedken of Farley; and a daughter, Charla (Chuck) Gardner of Estherville; sixteen grandchildren, and twenty-one great grandchildren; a brother, Dorlin Moeller of Oelwein; a sister, Lois (Jerry) Heineman of Fairbank; and a brother, Dr. Ron (Diana) Moeller of Mason City; a sister-in-law, Marlene Moeller of Iowa City; and her seven beloved godchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Earl Tiedt; her siblings and their spouses. Verla (Ralph) Kane; Leon (Betty) Moeller and Kenneth Moeller.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at Zion Lutheran Church in Readlyn with Rev. Dr. Jean Rabary officiating. Burial will be held in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Readlyn. Visitation will be held on Tuesday at the church from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Memorials may be directed to the Zion Lutheran Church, Oelwein Health Care Center or to the family for a later designation. Online condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com

Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Readlyn is assisting the family. 319-279-3551




Zion Lutheran Church-Readlyn
240 Elmer Ave.
Readlyn, IA US 50668
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Zion Lutheran Church-Readlyn
240 Elmer Ave.
Readlyn, IA US 50668
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
11:00 AM
Zion Lutheran Cemetery
2402 Quail Ave
Readlyn, IA US 50668
Tuesday, June 11, 2019



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