In Memory Of

Kathleen E. Dietsche

January 12, 1944 - March 21, 2024

Saturday, April 13th, 2024 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church
201 N. West Street
Loyal, WI 54446

Saturday, April 13th, 2024 - 12:00 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church
201 N. West Street
Loyal, WI 54446

Full Obituary

     KATHLEEN E. DIETSCHE, age 80, of Spencer, WI, peacefully passed away surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, March 21, 2024 at Stoney River Assisted Living in Marshfield, WI.  Funeral services will be held at 12pm on Saturday, April 13, 2024 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Loyal, WI, with Rev. Daniel Zimmerman officiating.  Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday, from 9am until time of service.
     Kathleen Edrie Kulibert was born on January 12, 1944 in Ladysmith, WI, the daughter of Clarence W. and Edrie A. (Blanchette) Kulibert.  In 1948, her family moved to Marshfield where she was raised and received her education.  Kathy was united in marriage to Marvin J. Dietsche on January 27, 1962 at the Lutheran parsonage in Marshfield.  They lived and farmed in the Loyal/Spencer area, where they raised their seven children.  Kathy worked side-by-side with Marvin on the farm, where she often drove tractor and chopped a lot of hay over the years.  She was also the "Queen of the Kitchen", whipping up fantastic meals for her family, and lunches for Marv and the boys and the hired help each day.  Kathy enjoyed cooking so much that she went to work at the Amber Inn in Loyal, where she was a cook from 1982 until 1987.  She was a caring person who donated to every local cause, and was very nurturing always looking out for everyone else.
     Kathy had many interests, but especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and making breakfast for them, riding in the machinery with Marvin, history, reading, coffee every day, just sitting next to Marvin, their trips to Alabama and the ocean, birdwatching, her girl weekends, and spending time at their cabin up north on Soo Lake.  In particular, she looked forward every year when her brothers Bob and Bud would travel from Florida and South Carolina to their cabin for opening weekend of fishing.
     She will be dearly missed by her husband, Marvin, of Spencer; her children: Cheri (John) Oblak of Spencer, WI, Vicki (Vern) Leffel of Colby, WI, Rick (Stephanie) of Loyal, WI, Chele (Tony) Boe of Chilton, WI, Lisa (Keith) Kettleborough of Spencer, WI, Kerry (Sue) of Spencer, Jim (Kelly) of Loyal, WI; 19 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law: Dorothy Dietsche of Spencer, WI, Bonnie Dietsche of Marshfield, WI; one brother-in-law: Robert (Barbara) Dietsche of DePere, WI; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
     Kathy was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers: Richard, William, Robert, and Frederick "Bud" Kulibert.
     Kathy's family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Stoney River and Heartland Hospice for their loving kindness and compassion shown to all of them while Kathy was under their care.