Virginia Malde

Virginia Malde


February 20, 1930 - November 22, 2021


Virginia Malde, 91, of Spearfish, SD formerly of Plankinton, SD, died Monday, November 22, 2021, at Hospice House in Rapid City. Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Tuesday, November 30, at Bittner Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 PM Monday, at Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Virginia Heck was born February 20, 1930, in Tolstoy, SD to Eugene and Frida (Wolff) Heck. The family moved to Gettysburg, SD, where she lived until 1946. While in Gettysburg, Virginia worked in her father's shoe & harness repair shop, also repairing canvases each summer. Virginia attended the Gettysburg school system for 10 years before the family moved to Mitchell, SD. Virginia graduated and lettered in Triple Trio from Mitchell Senior High School.

On May 30, 1949, Virginia married Gene Malde of Plankinton, SD. Together they farmed until their retirement. They had 2 sons, Brian Malde born in 1959, and Randal Malde born in 1964. Virginia worked side by side with Gene and the boys in every aspect of the farming and ranching life.

Virginia attended the Wesleyan Church in Mitchell where she sang in the choir for many years. She taught Sunday school and worked on various committees and in the kitchen.

Some of her favorite things were music, dogs, and the Minnesota Twins baseball games. Virginia enjoyed making the boys’ favorite desserts when they came to visit. Coffee and desserts were available whenever friends stopped by for a visit. Virginia especially enjoyed traveling with her family on vacations.

In Virginia's last years, the family moved her to Spearfish, SD to be closer to Brian and Sheryl of Spearfish as well as Randy and Teri of Summerset. Together they celebrated Virginia's 90th Birthday, holidays, and special occasions.

She is survived by her sons, Brian (Sheryl) Malde and Randy (Teri) Malde; grandchildren: Matthew, Will, Krista, and Logan Malde; brother, Walter Heck; and step-grandsons: Andrew and Jake Clement.

Virginia is preceded in death by her husband, Gene Malde in 2010; her parents; sisters, Esther Wammen, Ruth Johnson, and Verona Vroman; and sister-in-law, Dorothy Scott.


Monday, November 29, 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Tuesday, November 30, 2021
10:00 AM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Mt. Vernon Cemetery
Mitchell, SD

Posted by Lyric Stephens on December 7, 2021
I just heard about Ms. Virginia. She was such a sweetheart. One of my favorite residents at Edgewood. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Allen and Jo Hillen on November 30, 2021
We are very sorry to hear the news. We remember all the times Virginia and Gene would meet us in Mitchell to celebrate Dad Hillen's birthdays. Virginia will always be remembered for her cookies and for her cards and calls on our birthdays. We will miss her,
Posted by Paula Ness Northrup on November 30, 2021
Brian and family, my sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. I was just looking at an old Wesleyan Women's Cookbook that has recipes from your mom and mine, among so many others in our fellowship. May she enjoy her FOREVER HOME with Jesus! God bless and comfort you all.
Posted by Jim and Laura Mayclin on November 30, 2021
It is such a blessing to have known Virginia. We have so many happy memories of the years our kids attended Hopper Grade School With Brian and Randy .A lived well lived.
Posted by Jean and John Beck on November 29, 2021
Brian and Randy we are saddened at the news of Aunt Virginia's death. We cherish with love, our memories of her. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time of loss. May you know God's peace, the peace that passes all understanding. We love you. John and Jean
Posted by Carol Huber. on November 29, 2021
So sorry to hear of Virginia's passing. She was a wonderful "across the street" neighbor and I enjoyed taking treats to her and visiting. Loved talking baseball with her. She was such an avid Twins fan and I was an equally avid Chicago White Sox fan. Even after she moved, I enjoyed our phone conversations. I extend my sympathy to her family and friends. Know that she is now at peace and without pain in our Saviors hands.
Posted by Eunie Hillen Burnham on November 28, 2021
So sorry to hear of Virginia’s passing. She was such a close dear family friend to us Hillen’s! She and I enjoyed chatting on our birthdays each year! I will miss that! Thank you boys for taking such good care of her! Much love!
Posted by pam vissia on November 25, 2021
Brian-So sorry to hear about your mom. I have so many fond memories of both your parents when they would come to the cafe for coffee and breakfast. Your mom was one of the kindest ladies. May you find comfort in knowing that she and your dad are setting and having coffee together again.
Posted by Mark and Ramona (Strand) Hirsch on November 24, 2021
Thank you Randy, for letting me share some of your time with your Mom. We had so much fun reminiscing. A wonderful woman...always so kind and caring!
You are all in our thoughts and prayers!
Posted by Sheryl and Mark Tasler on November 24, 2021
Special memories of a wonderful woman ! Rest In Peace, dear Virginia !!
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