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Donna Cross (Blomberg) Diederichs


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Donna Cross (Blomberg) Diederichs Obituary

Donna Diederichs, aged 86, passed away peacefully on September 13, 2015 in her home in Rocklin, CA. She was a loving mother and devoted friend who will be missed by all who knew her.

Donna was born on March 8, 1929, in Belle Fouche, South Dakota to Charles and Lois Cross. In 1937, her family moved to Yuba City, California where she attended grammar and high school. Donna married Jerry Blomberg in 1947 and moved to Sacramento where she attended Moore's Business School. Donna and Jerry raised three children, Karen, Jim and Tom. Divorced in 1972, Donna married Leonard Diederichs in 1976.

Donna was a woman of style and grace, always looking for ways to help others. She sewed, crocheted and created beautiful holiday decorations and gifts. She volunteered at Sutter Hospital, and worked as a key manager and bookkeeper in the Blomberg and Diederichs family businesses.

Donna is survived by her loving children Karen (Irwin) Redlener, Jim (Erin) Blomberg, and Tom (Michele) Blomberg; step-children Lynne (Ron) Panting, Laurie (Rich) Weigel and Amy (Kevin Pietrucha; grandchildren: Michael, Stephanie, David, Ryan, Katie, Norah, Rachel and eleven great-grandchildren. Donna is also survived by brother Kenneth (Sharron) Cross and numerous nieces and nephews. Donna was preceded in death by her ex-husband, Jerome Blomberg, second husband, Leonard Diederichs, and sisters, Marjorie Wisner and Karyl Hanes.

(Submitted by Dwayne Haynes, Sutter CA, Class of 1947).

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Published in Appeal Democrat on Oct. 11, 2015
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