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Obituary of Eva Franziska Diestelmann
EVA F. DIESTELMANN, 82, of Jefferson, passed away Friday July 13, 2018 at Alden Estates in Jefferson. She was born on December 25, 1935 in Hebron to Rupert and Rosa (Storm) Niemeier. Eva went to school in Hebron and Helenville in a one room school house, she graduated from Jefferson High School in 1954. She married Elmer Diestelmann on October 12, 1957 at St. Mary Help of Christian in Sullivan. Eva went to Nursing School in Racine and became a Licensed Practical Nurse. She rode her Harley Davidson motorcycle to the Fort Atkinson Hospital where she worked until starting her family and working full time with her husband on the family farm. She took great pride in her dairy farm. She loved her cows. Eva had a passion for getting her hands dirty, she called that her therapy. This lead to her beautiful displays of many flower gardens throughout the farm. She always said keeping up her farm was good dairy marketing. She instilled a strong work ethic upon her children. To respect everyone with kindness and love and knowing at the end of the day you did your best. Her famous words were “If I teach you anything, it is how to work”.
She is survived by her children, William (Marla) Diestelmann of Jefferson, James (Cindy) Diestelmann of Fort Atkinson, John (Liz) Diestelmann of Jefferson, Erik (Bonny) Diestelmann of Jefferson, and Julia (Matt) Foelker of Fort Atkinson. Five grandchildren Bradley Diestelmann, Jacob (Claire) Diestelmann, Sally (Matt) Warpinski, Megan (Nick) Burge, Nathaniel (Erica) Diestelmann. She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband Elmer Diestelmann on July 10, 2003.
Funeral services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday July 17, 2018 at the Schneider-Michaelis Funeral home in Jefferson with the Rev. Thomas Coyle presiding. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4:00-6:00 p.m.
The family would like to express their thanks and gratitude to
Alden Estate for the care of their mother.
Visit www.schneidermichaelisfuneralhome.com for more details, photos, to leave a condolence or to light a candle in her memory.