Eunice M. Diercks, 78Eunice Mae Diercks, age 78, of Red Wing, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, at Methodist Hospital in Rochester.
Eunice Mae Diercks, age 78, of Red Wing, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, at Methodist Hospital in Rochester.
She was born Oct. 31, 1933, in Winona, Minn., the daughter of Henry and Frieda (Benck) Jacobs. She graduated from Winona High School in 1951 then attended Winona General Nurses Training, graduating in 1952. On Feb. 13, 1954, she married Neil Diercks at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Goodview, Minn.
She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Red Wing, where she sang in the choir and served on the funeral committee. She volunteered her time at the voting precincts and the Red Cross Bloodmobile. She was an excellent seamstress, making many clothes for her family. She also enjoyed traveling with Neil.
She is survived by her husband, Neil; three children, Wayne (Jean) Diercks of Thurmont, Md., Jayne (Ed) Pompeian of Rochester, Minn., and Jean (Rick) Lee of Sandy, Ore.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one brother, Henry (Elaine) Jacobs of Lewiston, Minn.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Robert.
Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Red Wing with Pastor Todd Engel officiating. Burial will be at Burnside Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel, and for 1 hour prior to the service on Saturday. Memorials are preferred to the St. John's Lutheran Church Endowment Fund.
Online condolences may be sent at www.mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com.
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