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Lillian F. Dietz, 89, of Rockford, died at Wesley Willows on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. She was born on March 24, 1928, in Rockford, the daughter of Olaf and Gerda (Clausen) Person. Graduate of East High School, class of 1945. Lillian married Harold Dietz on May 1, 1965. He has predeceased her. She was employed by Rockford Public School working in the Administrative Office for 40 years and by the Regional Office of Education on a part time basis for 25 years. Lillian was a member of Brooke Road United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir, a former member of International Secretaries Association, Zonta Club and Rock Valley College CLR.
She is survived by her nephew, Steve (Janice) Westlund; brother-in-law, Bob Westlund; grandnieces, Beth (Rob) Dahl, Katie (Mike) Scott, and Aly Monson; great-grandniece, Madeline Dahl; and great-grandnephew, Henry Scott. Also predeceased by her sister, Ellen Westlund; and niece, Pam Monson.
Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 10, 2017 at Brooke Road United Methodist Church, 1404 Brooke Rd., Rockford with Pastor Nancy Vidad officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service in the church. Memorials may be made to Brooke Road United Methodist Church, 1404 Brooke Rd., Rockford, IL 61109. Burial at Scandinavian Cemetery.

Condolences & Shared Memories (4)

  1. Paul Bargren

    We always knew her as Pinky. She was a co-worker with my mother, Margaret, at the school board, and they became great friends. Later, as my mother failed, Pinky became companion, driver and watchful eye, always so gracious. She was a wonderful lady, and much adored.

  2. Marcia Elliott Stalheim

    Lillian and my Mom, Eileen Elliott worked together for many years in the superintendents office at the Rockford Board of Education. Although most people saw her as quiet, she had a dry sense of humor. Mom remembered many times she, Lillian and the girls went out for pie on a Saturday afternoon. Their wonderful friendship extended well beyond working hours. I (Marcia) respected her as a very kind and professional person.

  3. Kathryn Rasch

    Lillian was a dear friend of my late mother, Ruth Aitken. I also enjoyed knowing her. We always called her "Pinky". She was a very sweet lady.

  4. Sue Ann (Westlund) Zahrt

    She was always “Aunt Lil” to me. So sweet and soft spoken. Loved you in His arms.

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