Charlene K. Dier, 77, passed away December 1, 2019.
She was born Sept 27, 1942 born and raised in Grand Island, Nebraska. She participated in swimming activities including synchronized swimming. She enjoyed serving as the high school baton twirler throughout her high school years. Charlene graduated from High School and her first job was in the construction industry. Her first husband was Ronald Brumbaugh. She later met Jack C. Dier in Omaha, Nebraska. They married July 1, 1978. They soon moved to Rapid City and built a cabin type home on Rapid Creek. They later moved to Tyndall and remodeled an older home. They eventually built a home overlooking the Lewis and Clark Lake area. Eventually, they moved to Yankton in 2010.
While living in Rapid City, Charlene managed a small family business then entered the communication field, eventually rising to general manager. Charlene retired in 1996. A series of major medical problems developed in 2017. In spite of everyone’s best efforts, Charlene’s health declined, leading to her passing on Sunday, December 1, 2019. She was a fighter to the very end and passed with a smile on her lips.
Her favorite activities included watching the Nebraska Cornhuskers win, playing and watching tennis, watching golf on TV, and golfing, spending time with family and friends, traveling, RV camping, picnics at Riverside Park. She loved shopping and cruising at Hy-Vee.
She is survived by her husband Jack C. Dier, son Ronald Dean Brumbaugh, and daughter Melissa Brumbaugh-Foster, son-in-law Michael Foster, grandsons Avare and Jacob Wood, Cassie and Nick Brumbaugh. Step-sons John L Dier, and James S.Dier.
A friends-and-family celebration of Charlene’s Life will be held at a later date.
Yankton Press & Dakotan
December 3, 2019