Dieleman, Cora Elizabeth (Bright) (December 16, 1912 - April 13, 2000)

Cora Elizabeth Dieleman

Douglas Budget - April 13, 2000

Funeral services for Cora Elizabeth Dieleman, 87, were held April 18 at Converse Funeral Chapel in Douglas, with Pastor Tim Tyler of Douglas Baptist Church officiating. Interment was at Douglas Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Dieleman, a lifelong resident of Converse County, died April 13 at Memorial Hospital of Converse County in Douglas.

She was born Dec. 16, 1912, at Lost Springs, the daughter of Charles and Belle (Howard) Bright. She was reared and educated in Lost Springs.

She was married to Daniel Wayne Dieleman on June 10, 1929, at Douglas. They homesteaded eight miles southeast of Lost Springs, and then moved back to a ranch near Lost Springs, where they ranched until retirement. The couple retired in 1979 and moved to Douglas. They spent several winters in Florida. She enjoyed her family and home, canning, sewing, piano playing, crocheting, knitting and gardening.

Mrs. Dieleman is survived by two daughters, Vivian Fern Ladwig and husband Harold of Douglas and Betty Belle Krivanec and husband Clyde of Upton; six grandchildren, Larry Ladwig of Phoenix, Ariz., Stan Ladwig and wife Becky of Denver, Phillip Ladwig and wife Diana of Denver, Clyde Wayne Krivanec and wife Marie of Upton, Jeffrey Krivanec and wife Valerie of Mesa, Ariz., and Connie Bolinger and husband James of Douglas; eight great-grandchildren; and a step-great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Daniel on Nov. 19, 1990; two brothers; and a sister.

Serving as pallbearers were Jim Bolinger, Jim Sullivan, Clyde Wayne Krivanec, Phillip Ladwig, Larry Ladwig and Cliff Corless.

Honorary pallbearers were Stanley Ladwig, Jim Smith, Wilbur Wright, Elbert McGehee, Don Kipp and Jeff Krivanec.

Memorials to the charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family.

Converse Funeral Chapel of Douglas was in charge of the arrangements.

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