Evelyn Ruth Dittmer, age 90, of Glencoe, Minnesota, passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, at Cedar Crest Estate Senior Living in Silver Lake, Minnesota.
Memorial Service will be held on Friday, May 12, 2023, at 10:00 A.M. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, Minnesota, with a private family interment at the Arlington City Cemetery.
Gathering of family & friends will be held Friday, May 12, 2023, from 9:00-10:00 A.M., 1 hour prior to the service at the church.
Evelyn Ruth (Riebe) Dittmer was born on October 23, 1932, in Arlington Township, Sibley County, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Henry and Lillie (Raduenz) Riebe. She was baptized as an infant on November 20, 1932, by Pastor R. Heidemann and later confirmed in her faith as a youth on April 14, 1946, by Pastor J.G. Bradtke, both at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Arlington, Minnesota. She attended country school in rural Arlington.
On October 23, 1949, Evelyn was united in marriage to Alfred August Dittmer by Pastor J.G. Bradtke at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Arlington. The couple made their home in Glencoe. Evelyn and Alfred’s marriage was blessed with 3 children, Barbara, Delvin, and Myron. They shared more than 54 years of marriage together until Alfred passed away on December 1, 2003.
Evelyn was a loving mother and homemaker. Years later, Evelyn was employed at Green Giant in Glencoe for 17 years and then Telex in Glencoe for 15 years. She was a longtime member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe.
Evelyn enjoyed dancing to old-time music and reading. She enjoyed spending time in the kitchen, cooking and baking. She enjoyed spending time outdoors maintaining her gardens; her flower beds, especially her gladiolas were infamous. She enjoyed spending time indoors working on her embroidery and needlework. Evelyn and Alfred enjoyed traveling together to Alaska, Hawaii, and many other destinations. Spending time with her family and her friends was what she truly cherished most.
Evelyn passed away on May 3, 2023, at Cedar Crest Estate Senior Living in Silver Lake, Minnesota at the age of 90 years.
Blessed be her memory.
Evelyn is survived by
Children, Barbara Wolter and her husband, Jerry, of Glencoe, MN,
Delvin Dittmer and his wife, Eileen, of Glencoe, MN,
Myron Dittmer and his wife, Sherry, of Glencoe, MN;
Grandchildren, David Wolter, RaChelle Helmbrecht and her husband, Nick, Lisa Hill and her husband, Herb, Krista Dressen, Amy Dittmer, Angela Oltmann and her husband Cory, Jaimi Dittmer and her significant other, Patrick Armstrong, Derek Dittmer and his wife, Jenny;
Sister, Irene Bulau of Arlington, MN;
Sister-in-law, Edythe Dittmer of Austin, MN;
Nieces, Nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Evelyn is preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Dittmer; parents, Henry and Lillie Riebe; Mother-in-law, Frieda Redepenning and her first husband, Fred Dittmer, and her second husband, Henry Redepenning; Sister, Selma Dose and her husband, Willmar; Brother-in-law, Marvin Bulau.