Helen Dietrich dies

Helen Dietrich

Helen Dietrich

Helen Dietrich, age 95 of Philip, died Dec. 9, 2013, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.
Helen Dietrich was born July 7, 1918, in Gackle, N.D., the daughter of Jacob and Selma (Henky) Gutschmidt. She grew up and received her education in Gackle.
Helen was united in marriage to Edwin Dietrich on Jan. 8, 1937, at McLaughlin. They made their home in McLaughlin and later moved to Mobridge. In 1953 they moved to Philip, where they have since resided.
Her husband preceded her in death on June 22, 1992. Helen continued to reside in Philip.
Helen attended First Lutheran Church in Philip. Helen was well known for her great cooking, and enjoyed sewing.
Survivors include one son, Donald Dietrich and his wife Rita, of Whitewood; one daughter, Evonne Schumacher and her husband Clarence of Rapid City; 13 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Helen was preceded in death by her husband Edwin C. Dietrich; her son, Kenneth Dietrich; her parents; and several brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at the First Lutheran Church in Philip, with Pastor Frezil Westerlund officiating. Visitation will be held one hour preceding the services at the church on Saturday.
Interment will be at the Masonic Cemetery in Philip. Arrangements are with the Rush Funeral Home of Philip. Her online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome.com.

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