Dieter C. Michaelsen
Born: June 25, 1939
Died: September 11, 2021
Dieter C. Michaelsen, age 82, of Lemont, Illinois, passed away on Saturday, September 11, 2021, after a hard-fought battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). Dieter was born on June 25, 1939, in Elmshorn, Germany.He was the oldest of five children, born to the late Magda and Ernst Michaelsen. Dieter had fond memories of playing with his siblings and maintained lifelong friendships with his childhood friends. Dieter moved to theUnited States when he was 18 and was proud to become an American citizen as he voted in every election and enjoyed serving as an election judge.
Dieter married Marjorie Hennebry on November 3, 1962 and together they raised their son, Eric.
Dieter is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Margie, one devoted son Eric (Kim), three cherished granddaughters, Sara (Lukas) Weeks,Mary (Corey Sibley), and Rebekah (Matt) Williams, proud Opa to twin great granddaughters Adelynn and Emma, sister Margret (Jürgen) Guttzeit, brotherPeter (Britta) Michaelsen, sisters-in-law Marianne Leffler and Beth Hennebry, brother-in-law Tom Hennebry, and many nieces, nephews, godchildren and dear friends that he treasured. He was preceded in death by his parents, brotherManfred, sister Ada (Edmund) Rojahn, mother and father-in-law Mildred andThomas Hennebry, brothers-in-law Michael Hennebry and Marvin Leffler and sister-in-law Patricia Hennebry.
Dieter and Marge loved to travel together. Dieter especially enjoyed taking his family to Germany to show them his hometown as well as yearly trips to Clearwater, Florida. Additionally, he loved when his family from Germany came to visit Lemont.
Dieter was a retired tool and die maker and an avid Chicago sports fan cheering on the Cubs, Blackhawks, Bears and Lemont High SchoolFootball. He also enjoyed watching German soccer, a game he learned from his father. Dieter was an active member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, from 3:00 – 8:00 PM at Markiewicz Funeral Home, P.C 108 Illinois St., Lemont. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 16, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Lemont at 11:00 AM, lying in state beginning at 10:00 AM. Interment Fairmont Willow Hills Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to St. Matthew Lutheran Church or The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
. Info:630-257-6363 or www.markiewiczfh.com
Published by The Herald-News from Sep. 13 to Sep. 14, 2021.