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Wilfred Dietzenbach

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Wilfred J. Dietzenbach, age 88 of New Hampton, formerly of St. Lucas died Sunday, September 4, 2011 at New Hampton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 7, 2011, at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, St. Lucas with Rev. Nick March officiating. The pall will be placed by Wilfred’s four sons; Darryl, Loren, Marvin, and Gary. Lector’s will be grandchildren, Ryan Dietzenbach, Lexi Dietzenbach, Amy Roethler, and Kelly Dietzenbach. Offertory gifts will be presented by daughters in law; Diane, Donna, Nancy, and Lori Dietzenbach. Friends may greet the family 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 6, 2011, at St. Luke’s Funeral Chapel where there will be a 4:00 p.m. Forester Rosary and a 7:00 p.m. Scripture Service. Visitation will continue an hour prior to the Mass Wednesday in the chapel. Interment will be in the church cemetery with Lori Lechtenberg, Amy Roethler, Erin Dietzenbach, Lexi Dietzenbach, Ryan Dietzenbach, Tyler Dietzenbach, Julie Dietzenbach, and Kelly Dietzenbach serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Troy Lechtenberg and Jeremy Roethler. Hugeback & Chenoweth Funeral Home, New Hampton is in charge of arrangements. Wilfred John Dietzenbach was born June 5, 1923, on the family farm near St. Lucas, IA, the son of Andrew and Cecelia (Kipp) Dietzenbach. He received his education in Festina and St. Lucas. On September 1, 1948, at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, he married Leona Theresa Schmitt. To this union five sons were born. The couple farmed northeast of St. Lucas until retiring into St. Lucas in 2003. Leona died on September 28, 2008 at the age of 84. Wilfred became a resident of the New Hampton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in July of 2009. Survivors include four sons, Darryl (Diane) Dietzenbach, Loren (Donna) Dietzenbach all of New Hampton, Marvin (Nancy) Dietzenbach of Decorah, Gary (Lori) Dietzenbach of Ft. Atkinson; eight grandchildren, Lori (Troy) Lechtenberg, Ryan Dietzenbach, Tyler Dietzenbach, Amy (Jeremy) Roethler, Erin Dietzenbach, Julie Dietzenbach (Brad Zwanziger), Kelly Dietzenbach, Lexi Dietzenbach; six great-grandchildren, Tarron, Tanner and Tyanna Lechtenberg, Jackson and Grace Roethler, Landon Zwanziger; one sister, Germaine Holthaus of Festina; four sisters-in-law, Cordula Doucet of LaCrosse, WI, Rose Rilling, Madonna Schmitt, Therese Schmitt, all of Ft. Atkinson. He was preceded in death by his wife Leona; his parents; a son, Alan; two brothers, Al (Bernadine) Dietzenbach and Francis in infancy; three sisters, Agnes (Luke) Blong, Catherine (John) Meinert, Hildegard (Ray) Brincks; one brother-in-law, Rudy Holthaus.

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  1. Darryl, Loren, Marvin and Gary: My sympathy to you and your families on the loss of your dad and my uncle. Wilfred lived a long and full life doing the thing he loved-farming and being a man of land. I recall my last visit with Wilfred and his joking about various things at the home, the spiritual care he was given, and then quickly he shifted to tell a story or two about dating your mother, doing farm work in the winter (sawing wood on those cold cold days) and even some mischevious thing he did in school or on the farm many, many years ago. We will all miss our uncle. God bless all of you and carry his happy and joyfull spirit in your hearts and minds in the years to come. Clair Blong

  2. Dear Darryl, Diane, Loren, Donna, and all of the Dietzenbach family – you are all in our prayers and have our deepest sympathy for your loss. May God’s comfort and peace be with you.

  3. Darryl and Family, Very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Love, Ramona

  4. to darryl and diane our sympathies and prayers to you and all your family. we are sure he will be greatly missed.

  5. Our deepest sympathy to all your families. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. God bless Wilfred….

  6. Darryl, Loren, Diane, Donna and families We are so sorry for your loss. Losing a parent is always tough. You are in our thaoughts and prayers.

  7. It is always sad when our parents leave us regardless of their age. We are sending prayers and our deepest sympathy to all the family..

  8. My sincere sympathy goes out to the whole Dietzenbach family.Wilfred was a great man i really enjoyed talking to him.

  9. RIP Dad! Give our love to Mom! We’ll miss buying all the Pringles & Snickers!!!!!!Love you!!!


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