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DIERS, Doreen 1955-2012


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 8/16/2012 at 08:49:01

Doreen S. Diers, 57, of Wellsburg, passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital while under the care of Cedar Valley Hospice. A funeral service will be held on Monday, May 21st at 10:00 A.M. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Wellsburg with Pastor Bruce Zimmermann officiating. Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 20th from 5 to 7 P.M. at Doyen-Abels Funeral Home in Wellsburg. Interment will be private.

Doreen was born on March 4, 1955 in Waterloo, IA, the daughter of Earl & Shirley (Thorp) Schroeder. She grew up in Sumner, graduating from Sumner Community High School in 1973. She was united in marriage to Fred Diers, her best friend, on August 17, 1973 in Sumner, IA. Doreen had lived all over different parts of Iowa and settled in Wellsburg, IA in 1987. Doreen went on to Hawkeye Technical College and received her practical nursing degree. She later transferred to Ellsworth Community College and received her 2 year Associate's degree in nursing and began work as a registered nurse. Doreen was a compassionate nurse who touched the lives of each patient that she cared for throughout her career.

She enjoyed crafts, sewing, flowers, gardening, had a love for animals and was an avid Iowa State football fan. What Doreen truly loved most in life was her family, especially her grandchildren. She will truly be missed by those who knew and love her.

Doreen is survived by her husband Fred of Wellsburg; mother Shirley Schroeder of Elk Run Heights; children Shelby (Tom) Wartick of Dubuque, Tonya McEwen of Union and Natalie (Dave) Stevenson of Polk City; her grandchildren who she loved and adored, Ashley, Madison, Kailan, Leah, Savannah, Allyson & Tyler; brothers Bruce (Lonnette) Schroeder of Marion, Dennis (Linda) Schroeder of Sumner, Steve Schroeder of Hazleton & Larry (Barb) Schroeder of Raymond; mother and father–in-law Julius & Erna Diers of Sumner; sisters and brothers-in-law Julianne Martin, Jeannette Chasek, Clara Wendt, Henry Diers, William Diers, Henrietta Robinson and Denise Lundry. Doreen was preceded in death by her father Earl Schroeder in 2006.

--Abels Funeral Homes (www.abelsfuneralhomes.com)


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