DIEKEN, Matilda 1927-2009
DIEKEN, POPPEN, BROWER
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/4/2017 at 07:49:26
Matilda Dieken was born June 9, 1927, to Adam G. and Hattie Brower Poppen, the sixth daughter of seven children. Matilda married Irvin Dieken on Feb. 18, 1945, at Pleasant Valley Reformed Church. They were the parents of one daughter, Paulette of East Lansing, Mich. Matilda attended high school in Dike and graduated from Grundy Center High School.
During their marriage, she was a homemaker, working beside Irvin with their farming operation. Shortly after their retirement in Holland, Matilda began a cake-baking business from home, baking birthday, graduation and wedding cakes for people in the area. Matilda loved flowers and had a flair for flower arranging. For several years, she raised flowers for the church mission feast tables and then brought the plants to the long-term unit in Grundy for the residents to enjoy.
For three years, she hosted "care groups" for Bible study and fellowship. Most recently, she enjoyed taking others to doctor appointments and helping with their out-of-town errands when they were unable to drive for themselves. Matilda was the person who named the church newsletter "The Heartline."
Matilda is survived by her loving daughter, Paulette; her sister, Harriett of Holland; and her numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her precious husband and friend, Irvin Dieken; her parents, Adam and Hattie Poppen; sisters, Edna and Peter Hemmen, Anna and Ray Thoren, Grace and Vernon Stahl, Mabel and Art Freese and Alida and Thomas Dreesman.
Viewing is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Richardson Funeral Home, Cedar Falls. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Colfax Center Presbyterian Church of rural Holland. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Memorials can be directed to the Cedar Valley Hospice, Parkview Nursing Home of Reinbeck, or the Colfax Center Presbyterian Church of Holland.
--The Courier (www.wcfcourier.com)
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