Obit: Diers, Leona (Meyer) (1912 - 1990)
Contact: Linda Mertens
Surnames: Diers, Kaiser, Meyer, Rembs/Kundinger, Geiger, LaMalle, Winkler, Quirt, Stuart, Martin
----Source – Charlene Stoiber’s Scrapbook
Leona Diers (2 Apr 1912 – 3 Sep 1990)
Funeral services were conducted Thursday morning at St. John’s Catholic Church in Marshfield for Mrs. Leona E. Diers, 78, Marshfield, a Dorchester native who died Monday, Sept. 3, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield where she had been admitted Friday, Aug. 31.
Rev. Leonard G. Kaiser officiated and burial took place in Gate of Heaven Cemetery at Marshfield. Serving as pallbearers were nephews, James, Patrick, Donald, Duane, Keith and Brian Meyer.
The body lay in state at Rembs/Kundinger Chapel in Marshfield where an afternoon rosary service and an evening parish prayer service were held Wednesday, Sept. 5.
The former Leona Meyer, daughter of the late Edward and Anna (Geiger) Meyer, was born April 2, 1912, at Dorchester where she received her education.
Her marriage to Alphonse C. Diers, who preceded her in death October 22, 1976, took place September 7, 1936, at Wonewoc where the ceremony was performed by his brother, the late Rev. Hugo Diers.
After their marriage the couple lived in various areas in Wisconsin and Illinois while he was employed in construction work. Mrs. Diers had resided at Marshfield for the past 30 years.
She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church and the Parish Council of Catholic Women.
Surviving her are a son, Al J. Diers, Hewitt; three daughters, LaMalle, Mrs. George Winkler, Marshfield. Valeria, Mrs. Patrick Quirt, Berlin, and Mary, Mrs. James Stuart, Shreveport, La.: 11 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Other survivors include four brothers, Clifford, Medford, Arthur, Holcombe, and Paul and Roy, both of Dorchester, and a sister, Evelyn, Mrs. Gerald Martin, Laona.
Three brothers also preceded her in death.
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