Denise Ann (Hart) Telkamp, age 64, passed away peacefully at home, in Pierre, SD, after losing her battle to Breast Cancer, on December 8th, 2022. A Memorial Visitation will be held 5:30-7:00 p.m., Thursday, May 4, 2023 at Feigum Funeral Home. A Memorial Service celebrating her life will take place at 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 5, 2023 at Lutheran Memorial Church. Her service may also be viewed online at www.feigumfh.com.
Denise was born November 23rd, 1958, in Bismarck ND, to Neal and Ethel (McMahen) Hart. She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1977. She went on to obtain a nursing degree from SDSU, graduating in 2000. She then worked in the SD State Health Department, SD State Department of Human Services, and Golden Living Center and Avera hospital/clinic.
Denise was a vibrant person who loved spreading joy and happiness to all she met. Denise married Warren White and had two sons: Mason White and Dylan White. Denise later happily remarried Bruce Telkamp on April 26, 2019.
Denise lived for her family and would do anything for her loved ones. She was stubborn yet strong; firm yet sweet. She enjoyed gardening, creating and fixing with crochet/stitchwork, playing and lounging with her adorable puppies Gunner and Bailey, watching old TV shows, and spending time with her granddaughter, Willow White.
Denise is survived by her husband Bruce; step-children: Tyrel (Candy) Telkamp, Trista (Dan) Thennis, and Tara (Jacob) Kupcho; step-grandchildren Austyn Burton, Charlie Telkamp, Baylee Kupcho, Ivar Telkamp, and Rorrik Telkamp; son Mason (Lydia) White and granddaughter Willow White, son Dylan (Julia) White; siblings: Randi Hart and David (Kristi) Steichen; aunts Carol (Norman) Mohl and Jane Kieson along with cousins Darlene Pelton and Earl McMahen. Denise was preceded by her mother Ethel McMahen, father Neal Hart, and stepfather Thomas Steichen.
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