Rosemarie Krieg Dinkel
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April 5, 1932
July 25, 2014
Rosemarie was born April 5, 1932, to Jacob P. Krieg and Margaret (Stremel) Krieg in Denver Colorado, and passed away July 25, 2014 in Sparks, NV She attended St. Joseph High School in Denver and graduated in 1950. She and her husband Thomas A. (Tom) Dinkel met while both were employees of a Denver bank. She wanted to be a stay at home Mom so she learned to play the piano and became a private piano teacher while raising their two children Susan and Michael (deceased February 2014) Rosemarie was a skilled genealogist and traced her Krieg family history back to Stebbech Germany in the early 1600's. She loved to sew, knit and stitch lovely items for her home and for gifts to friends.
After retiring as a piano teacher she volunteered at a Denver area LDS Library as an expert on locating and interpreting written records of ancestors who immigrated from Germany to Russia during the reign of Catherine the Great and eventually to the United States. She wrote articles for the "Germans from Russia Society" and provided documentation of her research for the archives its headquarters in Bismarck. North Dakota She visited her ancestral village in Germany several times where she and Tom were guests in the homes of her Krieg relatives.
When Tom was elected National President of the American Institute of Banking in 1970 she traveled with him extensively and served as hostess for many dinners and other events.
Rosemarie was a woman of many talents which included wood carvings of religious figures. Her paintings in oil and pastel were treasured by family and friends. She also loved to garden, and to fish on the rivers and streams of Colorado, and spent many a happy day searching for and catching the elusive trout.
She will be remembered for her sunny personality and love of her family and friends. She is survived by her husband, Tom, daughter Sue Snyder, of Reno, plus grandchildren Autumn Rentmeester, Jacob Dinkel and Charles Dinkel all of Tuscon AZ.
A memorial service will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church 1135 12th St. Sparks on August 6th at 2:00 PM.
Truckee Meadows Cremation & Burial
616 S Wells Ave Reno, NV 89502
Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on Aug. 3, 2014