Dorothy Jean Hope Dieck (nee Riemer), age 95 of Neenah, formerly of the Town of Pella, passed away on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at Valley VNA Senior Care, Neenah.
Dorothy was born March 2, 1926 in the Township of Pella, daughter to the late Reinhard & Linda (Westphal) Riemer. She grew up in the Town of Pella and later graduated from Marion High School in 1944. She worked for a short time at Employers Mutual in Wausau, and Wisconsin Power & Light in Clintonville before marriage. Dorothy was united in marriage to Gerald “Squeaker” B. Dieck of Marion, on April 17, 1949 in the Town of Pella. The couple lived in Marion until 1952, when they moved to Clintonville. In 1993, they moved to their retirement home in the Town of Pella. Gerald passed away in 2008, but Dorothy showed courage and resolve to stay in her home, which she did successfully for eight years. In 2016, she moved to Neenah to be closer to her daughter. Dorothy was a member of Christus Lutheran Church, Clintonville. She enjoyed family vacations, and loved visits from her family, especially later in life. Dorothy was known for her gardening skills and her beautiful African Violets. She was astounded by the beauty of nature and loved bird-watching as well. All of the nurses and care-givers at Valley VNA loved talking with her and many noted her beautiful smile which always lit up a room. She loved children and had special relationships with her great-nieces and nephews.
Dorothy is survived by her daughter: Christine (Kevin) Dieck-Hillegas, Neenah
Sister: Marilyn Blankschien, Clintonville
Brother: Rueben (Alice) Riemer, Hortonville
Sisters-in-law: Dawn Riemer, Shirley Watters, Margaret Dieck, & Lorraine Pockat
Many dear nieces & nephews, and great-neices & great-nephews
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gerald; & a brother, Donald Riemer.
Memorial services will be held 11 AM Thursday, April 29, 2021 at Christus Lutheran Church, Clintonville, with the Rev. Brian Crocker officiating. Inurnment will take place following the service at Bethlehem Lutheran Parish Cemetery, Township of Pella. The family respectfully requests that friends and family attending the service wear a mask and practice social distancing.
Visitation will take place on Thursday at the church from 10 AM until the time of service.
Memorials in Dorothy’s name may be directed to either Christus Lutheran Church, Valley VNA Senior Care, or the charity of your choice.
Dorothy’s family would like to thank the loving staff from Valley VNA Senior Care & ThedaCare At Home Hospice, for the wonderful care they provided.
The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory, Clintonville, is assisting the family.
An online guestbook is available at eberhardtstevenson.com.
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