Dorothy J. (Cottrell) Diederich

April 30, 1933 ~ October 11, 2021 (age 88)


Dorothy J. Diederich age 88 of Garrett, IN died Monday, October 11, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. Dorothy was born April 30, 1933 in Antwerp, OH to Lloyd D. and Madeline (Derck) Cottrell. She married Melvin F. Diederich on October 11, 1952 in Garrett, IN. She worked as a secretary for Melvin at the Garrett License Branch and Diederich Real Estate for over 20 years.

Dorothy was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, D.A.R., Garrett American Legion Post #178 Auxiliary; VFW Auxiliary, Psi Iota Xi Sorority, Community Food Bank, Red Cross and a 22 gallon plus blood donor.

Dorothy is survived by her husband; Melvin F. Diederich, Garrett, IN; 4 daughters: Diane (Stephen) Runion, Garrett, IN; Deborah (Dennis) Smith, Garrett, IN; Vicki (Paul) Kuhn, Bear Lake, MI; Melanie (Lynn) Worden, Burlington, MI; 9 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents: Lloyd D. and Madeline Cottrell; brothers: Bill, Tom, Jay and Richard Cottrell; sister: Carol Huss.

Services will take place at 1 p.m. Friday, October 15, 2021 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1349 S. Randolph St., Garrett, IN  46738 with Rev. Keaton Christiansen officiating.

Visitation from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Friday, October 15, 2021 prior to the services at the church.

Burial will take place in Christian Union Cemetery – Garrett, IN

Memorials are to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church

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October 15, 2021

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church

Funeral Service
October 15, 2021

1:00 PM
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church


Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church
Randolph, Garrett IN 46738

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