Jean L. Dieck(1923 - 2011)

Dieck, Jean L.

Jean L. Dieck, 88, Clintonville, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2011, at Angelus Retirement Community, Clintonville.

The former Jean Lucille Rohan was born on Jan. 25, 1923, in the Town of Lebanon, Waupaca County, to Patrick and Madge (Sackett) Rohan. She graduated from Bear Creek High School in 1940 and then went on to complete Cosmetology School in Appleton. On Jan. 25, 1945, she was united in marriage to Harold G. "Happy" Dieck at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Bear Creek. After marriage, while Happy was still serving in World War II, she lived and worked in California. In 1946, the couple returned to Clintonville and she started "Jean's Beauty Salon", first located on Main Street and then moved to 18th Street. Jean retired at the age of 80 in 2003. Her husband Happy preceded her in death on Dec. 21, 2002. She is a former member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Bear Creek, and a current member of St. Rose Catholic Church, Clintonville, where she had been an active member of the PCCW for many years. Jean was also a member of the American Legion Post #63 Ladies Auxiliary and enjoyed attending card parties at the Clintonville Senior Center.

Survivors include six children, Terry (Patty), Milton; Patty (Dale) Villeneuve, Saukville; Dan (Lesa), Madison; David (Mary), Marshall; Dennis (Evie), Marinette, Wis.; and Mary Jo Thurk, Bear Creek. There is a daughter-in-law, Penny Dieck, Menomonee Falls. There are 18 grandchildren, Pam (Pasi) Kaskinen, Doug (Trisha) Dieck, Paul (Julie) Dieck, Brenda Dieck, Brad (Shannon) Dieck, Jim (Becky) Villeneuve, Mike (Jenni) Villeneuve, Ryan (Lyndsey) Dieck, Ben (Jamie) Dieck, Angela (Brad) Bahr, Tim (Helene) Dieck, Bill (Leanette) Dieck, Maggie (Steve) Zoerb, Emilie (fianc? Patrick) Dieck, Brian Dieck, Molly Dieck, Katie Thurk, and Joe Thurk. There are 30 great-grandchildren, one sister, Rena Mae (Arnold) Heiman, Marshfield; one brother, Kenneth (Ruth) Rohan, Bear Creek. She is further survived by three sisters-in-law, Jane Rohan, Bear Creek; Irene Brady, Tigerton; Pearl Dieck, Marion; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Jean is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Happy; a son, James; a sister, Evelyn Lowney; and five brothers, Orville, Merlin, Patrick, Norbert and Roger Rohan.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, July 6, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Bear Creek. Fr. Don Everts will officiate and burial will follow at St. Rose Catholic Cemetery, Clintonville. Friends may call on Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Beil-Didier Funeral Home, Clintonville, and on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of mass at the church. Online condolences may be sent via

Funeral Home

Beil-Didier Funeral Home - Clintonville
299 S. Main Street P.O. Box 275  Clintonville, WI 54929
(715) 823-4565

Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on July 4, 2011