Val Uttecht Schoenfelder

Val Uttecht Schoenfelder


April 10, 1939 - July 3, 2022


Valeria (Val) Uttecht Schoenfelder, 83 of Mitchell, SD, died Sunday, July 3, 2022, at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Saturday, September 3, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Mitchell. Burial will be in Servicemen’s Memorial Cemetery in Mitchell.  Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

A live-stream of the funeral service can be viewed at:

Valeria M. (Val) Uttecht Schoenfelder was born April 10, 1939, to Joseph and Marjorie (Hohn) Neuheisel in Parkston, SD. She graduated from Parkston High School in 1957. On June 3, 1957, she married Harold H. Uttecht, they were married 53 years till the passing of Harold in 2010. During her early years, she was a stay-at-home mom. Later she would go back to school for bookkeeping in the evenings. She worked at Bennett’s Market from 1973-1980 as a Bookkeeper and an Office Manager, Commercial Bank from 1980-2000 as a Teller, and First National Bank from 2000-2001 as a Teller. During their 53 years together, Mom and Dad enjoyed traveling, cards, dancing, and spending time with their children and grandchildren. They especially enjoyed their Alaskan Cruise.

She married Cletus Schoenfelder April 22, 2014. They were married 8 years. Cletus passed away July 2, 2022. They enjoyed going to plays, movies, doing diamond dots (lots of them) and visiting their children and grandchildren.

She was a charter member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters of America, Holy Spirit Altar Society, and numerous bridge clubs. She lived to play cards, and was also an avid reader. She also enjoyed tending to her flowers and playing bingo.

Valeria is survived by: three sons, Steven (LeFay) Uttecht of Rochester, MN, Jeffrey (Lorinda) Uttecht of Richland, WA, and Dennis Uttecht of Sioux Falls, SD; one daughter Kimberly (Patrick) Hunt of St. Peters, MO; six grandchildren: Derek, Darin, Elizabeth, Dustin, Christina, and Nathan; 8 great-grandchildren:  Jordan, Alexa, Lilia, Devin, Jeffrey, Ethan, Avery, and Gabriel. Her siblings Mary Jo Larson of Mitchell, SD and Bill (Sharon) Neuheisel of Kearney, NE, Brother-in-Law Burt Reiser of Parkston, SD.  Six Step Children, Tim (Ann) Schoenfelder of Knoxville, TN, Todd (Linda) Schoenfelder of Sioux Falls, SD, Tom (Stephanie) Schoenfelder of Knoxville, TN, Troy (Katherine) Schoenfelder of Huntsville, AL, Tina (Ken) Lloyd of Falcon, CO, and Tami Morgan (Scott Dey) of Mitchell, SD; numerous step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband Harold Uttecht; second husband Cletus Schoenfelder; great-grandson, Timothy; parents Joseph Neuheisel and Marjorie Neuheisel Tiede; sister Romaine Reiser; sister-in-law Bev Neuheisel; and brother-in-law Randy Larson. 

Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers and are to be made to St. Jude's Children’s Hospital.


Saturday, September 3, 2022
10:30 AM
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
1401 W Cedar Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Servicemen's Memorial Cemetery
Mitchell, SD

Posted by Marlyn & Janice Winter on September 5, 2022
We went to high school with Val & have many good memories. We had lunch with Val & Clet last summer in Mitchell & are surprised & saddened by their passing. Our deepest sympathy to the entire family.
Posted by Laura Weisz on August 31, 2022
I worked with Val at Commercial Bank and First National Bank.
I have many great memories of her. She will be missed. Sending sympathy and prayers for her family.
Posted by Lisa Neuheisel on August 16, 2022
So much loss this year. Aunt Val always made me laugh. I hope she is laughing with my Mom in Heaven.
Posted by Pat Hunt on July 28, 2022
I’m sure missing that Valley-Val these days and that little green Tracker she had. I’ve still got the picture of Val next to her Tracker with a Christmas wreath. She was very proud. I’m sure God made room for her, and heaven gained another great soul. Give Harold a hug from me and my entire family, let Harold win at Parcheesi every now-and-then, and continue to guide us here in our everyday tasks. For everyone that was part of Val’s life, keep those memories close and may God’s blessings be upon you. We miss you Val.
Posted by Kim Hunt on July 18, 2022
Mom, I will forever miss and love you! We had plans to go get your new shoes, play Parcheesi, and catch a movie....I guess God had other plans for you. I know you are at peace now and pain free. You have reached your final journey; you were a good and faithful servant. You have earned your wings. Give Dad a hug from me and remember you both are LOVED, and MISSED more than I have words for.
Posted by Nathan Hunt on July 17, 2022
Sad day for the loss of my Grandma. No matter what was going on in her life, she was always thinking about others. She never missed a Birthday or any event in my families life. Her love and care for others will be missed. Miss you Grandma.
Posted by Kelly Gross on July 11, 2022
I worked with Val at Commerical Bank. She occasionally helped me out at the Randall's Branch when I was short-handed. Since then, I often ran into her at different places in town over lunch hour. I am to learn of her passing.
Posted by Amy Pollriesz Dummer on July 11, 2022
So sorry to hear of the loss of Val. She was a great lady. I enjoyed working with her at the drive-up for Commercial Bank/FNBSD with her. We had lots of good times and memories. Prayers to the family!
Posted by Elizabeth Hutchison on July 9, 2022
Missing you, grandma, with all of my heart.
Posted by Daryl on July 9, 2022
To the family and friends of Val Schoenfelder always cherish the fond memories of time spent together and although you may grieve the Bible can be a source of comfort. At (Revelation 21:3,4) it speaks of a time when there will be no more sickness or death, also at (Acts 24:15) it speaks of a resurrection that we all can look forward to. May the peace and love of the God of all comfort be with you all. Comfort can be found in our Creator through prayer and through his word the Bible and in Jesus Christ.
Posted by Janet Thill on July 7, 2022
Thoughts and Prayers to your family for your loss.. She was a very good friend.
Posted by Dave Strohmayer on July 7, 2022
So sorry for your loss. I knew Val when she worked at Commercial Bank Drive up on Sanborn.
Posted by Christina and Justin Mayo on July 6, 2022
Thinking of you and missing you greatly! We will cherish all the wonderful memories we shared with you! We love you Grandma! Love, Christina and Justin
Posted by Wilbert and Marilyn Roth on July 5, 2022
Our sympathy for your loss. We're thinking of you. Love, Willie and Marilyn
Posted by Alice Mentele on July 5, 2022
My condolences to Val's family. I just visited with her about a month ago. Will miss seeing her little green jeep around town. God bless you.
Posted by Alice Lichter on July 5, 2022
So sorry for your loss. Val will be missed.
Posted by Charlie & Wanda Kobes on July 4, 2022
So sorry for this sad loss !!Val was a sweet lady ! We will all miss her as well as anyone that was blessed to know her . You all are in our thoughts and prayers !!!!!!
Posted by Lona And Mark on July 4, 2022
We are so sorry. Thinking of you all at this time.
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