Lillian F.a. Dietsche(1920 - 2014)

Dietsche, Lillian F.A.

Lillian F.A. Dietsche, 93 of Marshfield died peacefully on Saturday morning, January 4, 2014 at the Marshfield Care Center after a valiant struggle to rehab from congestive heart failure in order to return home to her apartment at Wyndham Villas.

Funeral services will be 11am Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Christ Lutheran Church with Pastor Daryn Bahn and Pastor Mark Krueger officiating. Music will be provided by soloist Gary Mauritz, accompanied by Mary Castner. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Marshfield alongside her dear husband, Allen who died June 14, 1991. Visitations will begin on Thursday at the church from 9am until time of services.

A celebration of Lillian's life will be held at the American Legion Hall, 2100 S. Maple Ave. in Marshfield immediately after the service.

Rembs Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Lillian was born on March 18, 1920 in the town of Brighton, Marathon County to Herman and Amanda (Mellenthin) Krause. She attended Brighton School, German School and graduated from Spencer High School with her best friend, Eileen Fischer (Dietsche) in 1937. Lillian attended a teacher's college called "Normal School" in Wausau. Upon graduation she taught for seven years in one-room school house, including Harding, Enterprise, Pleasant Hill and Scotch Creek Schools, all located in Marathon County. During the summers she worked at the Blatz Brewery with a couple of her nieces. She often told the story that employees could drink free beer when on break, but the beer always tasted better when they "swiped" a bottle or two.

She was united in marriage to Allen E. Dietsche on June 2, 1946 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spencer after he had served in the U.S. Army. After her marriage, she retired from teaching and became a full-time homemaker and Mother.

Lillian is survived by two children, Jean Doty of Marshfield and Stanley (Jodi) Dietsche of Fond du Lac, 7 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and sister-in-law, Eileen Dietsche. She is also survived by Carole Luepke, a dear family friend.

Lillian was called "Mom" by several of her children's friends. The Miller boys (Jason, Jeremy and Josh), Cory, Ashley, Jennifer & Jerri also called her "Grandma" and she loved it!

Lillian loved family best and was heard many, many times telling how much family meant to her. She enjoyed playing sheepshead, pinochle and smear at the Marshfield Senior Center with many wonderful friends. Up until last year, she was playing in the women's pool league at the Center. She enjoyed volunteering as "navigator" when she and her daughter delivered meals for the Home Delivered Meals program at the Hospital.

She loved to laugh! One of the greatest gifts she gave to her children was a sense of humor. She will be remembered for her giggle by everyone who knew her.

Lillian tended to worry and worry a lot. When she realized she was worrying about things that didn't even concern her, she would say, "Let it go, Lil" and that would help her not to worry so much.

She was very proud of her two children, Jean and Stanley and how they turned out to be honest, "stand on their own two feet" kind of people.

Lillian was a lifelong member of Christ Lutheran Church and held several leadership positions in the Sewing Club and for Ladies Aid.

Besides her parents and husband Allen, she was preceded in death by a son Marvin Dietsche, four sisters, Frances Neuman, Lorena Cramer, Linda Wallner and Dorothy Wiesman, and two brothers Norman and Erwin Krause.

The family would like to thank Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital 6th floor staff, especially R.N. Jamie and C.N.A. Sue R. Also, special thanks to Marshfield Care Center staff, including Sue, Magen, Ashley, Kimberly, Jamison, Carol, Tina etc., and Drs. Yanke, Erickson and Greenburg for their excellent care.

"To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die." … Thomas Campbell

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Foundation of Saint Joseph's Hospital (Home Delivered Meals or Heart Services) or be sent to the family and a memorial in Lillian's memory will be established at a later date

Rembs Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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Published in the Marshfield News Herald on Jan. 7, 2014