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Obituaries

Obituaries

Marie A. Dieker 1921 - 2007 Emporia

Emporia - Services for Marie A. Dieker, 85, Emporia, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Emporia with father Tim Haberkorn officiating. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Teresa Catholic Cemetery in Westphalia.Mrs. Dieker died Tuesday, May 1, 2007, at Presbyterian Manor in Emporia.She was born Sept. 5, 1921, in Westphalia, the daughter of John P. and Theresa M. Stahl Frisch. She moved to Garnett in 1980 and then to Emporia in December 2005.Mrs. Dieker was a homemaker. She worked in Topeka for two years after she graduated high school. She also worked at the Westphalia Grocery Store and helped her husband in their Phillips 66 Station for 10 years. She drove a school bus in Garnett for many years.She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Emporia. She enjoyed dancing and playing card games.Mrs. Dieker married Clarence C. Dieker on Feb. 5, 1940, in Westphalia. He died July 11, 2003.She was also preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Irene Frisch Dieker; and a great-grandson, Matthew Wolever.Survivors include two sons, Glenn Dieker and wife Erma, Lawrence, and Jerry Dieker and wife Loretta, Lancaster, Pa.; a daughter, Dorothy Rolf and husband Carl, Emporia; two brothers, Gerald Frisch and wife Alice, Sunnyvale, Calif., and Francis "Frank" Frisch, Wichita; a sister, Marguerite Frisch Welnmann, Oklahoma City, Okla.; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.A rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Friday at the church.The family suggests memorials to St. Teresa Catholic Church or Sacred Heart Catholic Church Foundation, sent in care of Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home, 605 State St., Emporia 66801.