Dianne Kjellsen

Dianne K. Kjellsen

August 8th, 1945 - February 7th, 2020
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Dianne K. Kjellsen, 74, of Watertown passed away on February 7, 2020 at the Yuma Regional Medical Center in Yuma, AZ.

PLEASE NOTE DATE: Visitation will be held Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wight and Comes Funeral Chapel. A Memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. following visitation at the chapel. Reverend Hank Roso will officiate.

Burial will be at the Arlington City Cemetery, Arlington, SD.

Honorary Urn Bearers will be Dianne's grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Dianne Kay Kjellsen, daughter of Orville and Beulah (Mix) Widen was born on August 8, 1945 in Volga, SD. She attended school in Sioux Falls. In 1961, she married Clifford "Kip" Roggenkamp and the couple had two children, Kevin and Debra. They raised their children in Portland, OR before moving back to Watertown.

After moving back to Watertown, Dianne married Darris Kjellsen. The couple enjoyed fishing and hunting and were active members of Dakota Sportsman.

After Darris passed away in August of 1992, Dianne met Jerry Hjermstad and she enjoyed spending time and traveling with him.

Dianne worked in the meat department at Spies Super value, Office Bar in the kitchen and as a waitress and as a cook at Stockman's until her retirement.

Dianne loved spending time with her friends and family. She enjoyed flower gardening, hunting and fishing and playing board games. For the last few years she enjoyed spending time with her special friend, Larry at the river and time in Arizona.

Dianne is survived by her children, Kevin (Becki) Roggenkamp of La Center, WA and Debra (Richard) Adolphsen of Watertown, SD; her grandchildren, Brandi (Matt) Kittelson and their children, Colton, Cooper and Clayton of Henry, SD, Brittney (Rodney) Stryker and their children, Jett and Lucy of Vancouver, WA, Justin (Casey) Adolphsen and their children, Gwen and Gertie of Watertown, SD and Tanner Roggenkamp of Battleground, WA; her stepchildren, Shayne (Sandy) Kjellsen of Broken Arrow, OK, Sherry (Darin) Gullickson of Lake Preston, SD and DeDe (Scott) Gilbertson of Watertown, SD; and her special friend, Larry Anderson of Watertown.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Darris and her brother, Roger Widen.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday February 22nd, 2020 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Saturday February 22nd, 2020 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel
    1111 4th St NE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
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  • Service

    Saturday February 22nd, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Saturday February 22nd, 2020 1:00pm
    Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel
    1111 4th St NE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Arlington City Cemetery
    ARLINGTON, SD 57212
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  • Reception

    Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel
    1111 4th St NE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
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Posted at 02:17pm
My love and sympathy to Dianne’s loved ones . I remember finally having cousins, my name for my grandparents was Mums and Motfar , (Swedish) and you called them Nana and Pa. We shared a birthday month, and often toasted each other to celebrate. Will always remember you at Birthday time. Blessings.

Denise Bender(Stein)

Posted at 12:49pm
So very Sorry for your loss. Dianne was such a fun, friendly,& smiley lady that always had the time to chat! I met Dianne when she worked at the Office Bar. I was a Bartender there. She will be missed by many. RIP Dianne.

Kathryn Spieker

Posted at 07:20pm
Oh, my dear dear cousin, Dianne. We had such good time growing up in Sioux Falls!! All the hours we spent at Terrace Park swimming pool and skating at Covell Lake in the winter. Such good memories. You are always in my heart. Kathryn Larsen Spieker


Posted at 06:05pm
I'm so sorry Deb I just saw you at the courthouse and talked about your mom,didn't realized that she would pass away this fast,you are in my thoughts and sending prayers and hugs she will be missed

Susie Adolphsen

Posted at 10:08am
Kevin and Deb and families.
So sorry to hear of your moms passing . she will be greatly missed.

Shirley Posted at 11:22am

Our Thoughts and Prayers too Dianne's Entire Family. I Remember when Dianne would come threw the CW with her pups in their car seats. RIP

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