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Anita Eileen (Dick) Dierkes

February 15, 1949 ~ March 15, 2022 (age 73)

Obituary

Anita Eileen Dierkes 73, of Fremont, Indiana, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, with her family by her side.

 She was born on February 15, 1949, in Shelby, Ohio to Clarence and Florence (Eckstein) Dick.  Anita graduated from Buckeye Central High School in 1967.  She attended Ohio State University from 1967-1968 and graduated from IUPU in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science Degree.

 Anita married Jack V. Dierkes on July 2, 1980.

 She was a Microbiologist and had worked at Coldwater Community Hospital, retiring in 1994.

 Anita was a member of the Presbyterian Chapel of the Lakes and the Chapel Belles Ladies group.  She was a member and Past-President of the Steuben County Council on Aging and involved in the SHIP program for Steuben County.  Anita played the Violin for the Trine University Orchestra. 

 She was an avid nature enthusiast and spent a lot of her time at Pokagon State Park.  She enjoyed watching birds, walking the trails and spending time in the nature center where she would do studies on butterflies.  She enjoyed traveling and camping with her family.  Most of all she loved spending time with her family.

 Surviving are her son, Paul (Meg) Dierkes of Angola, Indiana; sister, Eleanor Lillo of Shelby, Ohio; brothers, Duane Dick of Shelby, Ohio and Vance Dick of Devlin, Ontario, Canada.  Also surviving are her grandchildren, Bronson Morphew and Autumn Morphew and great-grandchildren, Gavin and Ava.

 She was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband of 31 years, Jack V. Dierkes on September 12, 2011, and sister, Vivian Law.

Memorial Services will be held at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, April 23, 2022, at the Presbyterian Chapel of the Lakes in Angola, Indiana with Rev. Thomas E. Smith officiating.

 Visitation will be from 11-12 Noon on Saturday, April 23, 2022, at the church prior to the service.

 Burial will be immediately following the service in the Presbyterian Chapel of the Lakes Memorial Garden.

 Memorial Donations may be made to the family care of Paul Dierkes to be used for a memorial bench in Pokagon State Park or to the Alzheimer’s Society.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
April 23, 2022

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Presbyterian Chapel of the Lakes
2955 W. Orland Road
Angola, IN 46703

Memorial Service
Saturday
April 23, 2022

12:00 PM
Presbyterian Chapel of the Lakes
2955 W. Orland Road
Angola, IN 46703

Donations

Alzheimer's Association

To the family, care of Paul Dierkes, to be used for a memorial bench in Pokagon State Park.

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