Nelda Dietz 100 of Rural Piper City, IL. died Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 10:45PM at Miller Nursing Home, Kankakee, IL.
Her funeral will be held on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 11:00AM at St. John’s Catholic Church in Cullom, IL. with Rev. William Keebler officiating. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery, Cullom, IL. A visitation will be held on Friday at the church from 10:00AM until the hour of services. Memorials in Nelda’s name may be made to Cullom Fire Department or Hospice of Kankakee Valley. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Cullom, Il. is handling the arrangements.
Nelda was born on January 7, 1917 in Kempton, IL., a daughter of Nathaniel and Cleo (Browning) West. She married Martin Dietz on November 29, 1941 in Cullom, IL. He preceded her in death on April 8, 1996. Surviving are two sons: Martin (Karen) Dietz of Rural Kempton, IL. and Stanley (Janeen) Dietz of rural Piper City, IL.; six grandchildren: Patricia, Mary Beth, Brian, Kimberly, Stacy and Joseph; three great grandchildren: Isabelle Bradshaw, Brynner Dietz and Adalynn Dietz; one sister in law: Geraldine West of Hobart, IN; two god children: Bob Dietz of Gilman, IL. and Kathy Boeckmann of Machesney Park, IL. and many nieces and nephews. Nelda was preceded in death by three sisters and five brothers.
Nelda graduated from Herscher High School in 1934 and was a 1940 graduate from St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago, IL. She became a registered nurse and later a licensed Nursing Home Administrator. She worked for 2 years at St. Luke’s Hospital, Chicago and later for 9 ½ years at Central Hospital, Clifton, IL. She retired as administrator of American Health Care Center, Kankakee, IL. after 13 ½ years. Nelda was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church and the Altar and Rosary Society. She was also a member of Citizens of Cullom and AARP. Nelda was a former member of St. Luke’s Alumni Association. Nelda loved reading, sewing and refinishing antique and collectible furniture.