Nelda Dietz
Sunday, January 07, 1917 - Tuesday, January 10, 2017

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.



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  • Deb Buford
  • Thursday, January 12, 2017
Stan, Marty and family

I send my sincere sympathy to you all. May the Lord give you comfort as you grieve the loss of Nelda. I have fond memories of her and your dad while growing up as neighbors.

God bless you all.

Deb (Anderson) Buford
  • Barb DeMoss
  • Thursday, January 12, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss
  • Renee Stewart
  • Thursday, January 12, 2017
To the family of Mrs. Nelda Dietz:

There know word I can express in the lost of a great women
who hire me Aug 22 1972 at American Nursing Home and cause of her great work ethic I'm still employed there today. My heart goes out to all of you. My favor Boss have receive her wings she stay true to coarse of our heaven father. Rest in peace.
  • Nancy and Richard Anderson
  • Friday, January 13, 2017
Dear Stan & Marty and families:

We were so sad to hear of Aunt Nelda's passing. We always enjoyed seeing her when we were "home" from Arizona and we would take Dad to her house or when we had celebrations of Dad's birthday in Danforth. I remember that I was always afraid of her when I was little...I think it was the high heels! She was a joy to be around with her sense of humor (WEST for sure) and her knowledge of so many things. I'm sure that you will miss her immensely, but to have lived 100 years and have been a part of you and your families lives for that long will always be a blessing. She is now with her parents, siblings and of course Uncle Martin. You have our sincerest sympathy. Your cousin Nancy and Rechard Anderson
  • Cyndy Jehle
  • Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Marty,Stan and families, So sorry for your loss. Nelda and I spent time together when she paid her bill. I sure enjoyed those times. She was awesome! Thankful for the time she spent with me. Sending prayers and love.
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