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Darwin Robert Tjaden

November 20, 1935 ~ August 25, 2020 (age 84)

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Mr. Darwin Robert “TJ” Tjaden, 84, of Cheraw, went peacefully to his heavenly home and Tuesday, August 25th, 2020.

A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 on Thursday afternoon, August 27th, 2020, from the Chapel of Norton Funeral Home.  Reverend William Archie Griggs will officiate with a private family burial to follow in the Cedar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family will be receiving friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.   

Mr. Tjaden was born in Manson, Iowa, to the late Heike & Martha Zehms Tjaden.  He was confirmed at the age of 12 by the Lutheran Church and baptized later at Cedar Creek Baptist Church. 

Surviving are his 2 daughters, Tena (Tommy) Jordan of Greenwood and Donna (Hal) Baldwin of Hartsville; brother, Duane Tjaden of Tipton, Iowa; 5 grandchildren: Thomas (Cara) Jordan, Jr., Tanner (Catherine) Jordan, Taylor (Michaela) Jordan, Maggie (Corey) Gardner, and Melli Baldwin; 2 great-grandchildren, Natalie & Oliver; also many loving extended family, nieces, nephews, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Maggie Ann Tjaden and his sister, Norma Fisher.

The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to Reverend Toby Frost of South Main Street Baptist Church in Greenwood and Cedar Creek Baptist Church in Hartsville for their many cards, visits, and lots of love. 

Memorials may be made to South Main Baptist Church at 1000 Main Street South, Greenwood, South Carolina 29646, Cedar Creek Baptist Church at 1635 Cedar Creek Road, Hartsville, South Carolina 29550, or to the Alzheimer’s Association at PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.

A special thanks is also extended to Bayberry Retirement Inn, NHC of Greenwood, Self Regional Healthcare of Greenwood, and Hospice of the Upstate in Anderson. 

Norton Funeral Home of Hartsville is honored to be serving the Tjaden family. 

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August 27, 2020

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Norton Funeral Home of Hartsville
1414 West Carolina Avenue
Hartsville, SC 29550

Celebration of Life
August 27, 2020

2:00 PM to 12:00 PM
Norton Funeral Home of Hartsville
1414 West Carolina Avenue
Hartsville, SC 29550


South Main Street Baptist Church
1000 Main Street South, Greenwood SC 29646

Cedar Creek Baptist Church
1635 Cedar Creek Road, Hartsville SC 29550

Alzheimer's Association
PO Box 96011, Washington DC 20090-6011

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