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Kimberley S. Dietzel

November 21, 1957 — September 26, 2023

Kimberley Sue Leser Dietzel, 65, passed away quietly and peacefully surrounded by a room full of her family on Tuesday, September 26, 2023 after a long battle with breast cancer. She was born November 21, 1957 in Belleville, the daughter of Patricia Sheppard (Dzengolewski) of Carlyle, and George Leser of Pennsylvania. She married Terry Dean Dietzel on January 30, 1981 and he precedes her in passing.

She was affectionately known as "Kim", "Kimmy", "Kimmy Sue", "Kim #1"...and most notably as "Mom", "Mommo", and "Grandma".

As a lover of all animals, she consistently welcomed all beauties of life into her home to care for. There are too many animals to name, but her beloved puppies, Esther and Angel, were her deepest companions. They precede her in passing.

Her daughter will remember her as an amazing cook, and a woman that, in the zone, could knit a very comfortable blanket in one day. She owned an enormous collection of books, and loved playing video games. She once played Doctor Mario through a tornado. She also made the BEST chocolate chip cookies and crazy cake you will EVER taste!

She enjoyed couponing, budgeting, home-making, hosting family gatherings, feeding her family and others her delicious home-cooked meals, and sharing her handmade gifts. She loved her family and friends deeply, and purely every second of every day.

She was an amazing vocalist, she enjoyed playing the piano, and turned down many offers to join local bands to focus on raising her children.

She loved the sport of bowling. After marrying Terry, she asked him join a couples bowling league. They both enjoyed the sport so greatly that they purchased V&H Recreation in Breese on September 1st, 1999, and remained the owners until 2006.

She retired from Help at Home in 2022 as a caregiver.

She was a beloved member of the Kingdom Hall in Carlyle, where she met many wonderful people that surrounded her with love, affection and acceptance. She devoted her life to Jehovah, and the teachings of Bible.

She is loved and missed deeply by all of her family and friends.

She leaves behind a son, Jesse Dietzel of Carlyle, and her granddaughter, Addrienne Dietzel (Alicia Forrest), of Breese. Her daughter, January Loddeke (Curt) of Germantown, along with her four granddaughters, Alexandra Flores (Jairo) of El Paso, TX, Hayli Rinne (Gabe Hill) of Breese, Emily Rinne (Makayla Dean) of New Baden, and Page Loddeke of Germantown. She also leaves behind her grandson, William-Anthony Loddeke, of Germantown.

She absolutely adored her two younger brothers, Bradly Jargon (Sherry) of Roxana, and Michael Jargon (Kathy) of Carlyle, and enjoyed "rocking out" with them both.

She is preceded in her final rest by her mother, father, her late husband, and her step-father, David Jargon.

Visitation will be held Friday, October 6, 2023 from 12 p.m. until time of services at Nordike Funeral Home in Carlyle.

A celebration of Kimberley's life will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, October 6, 2023 at Nordike Funeral Home in Carlyle.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice and will be received at the funeral home.
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Friday, October 6, 2023

12:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Nordike Funeral Home - Carlyle

740 Fairfax Street, Carlyle, IL 62231

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Celebration of Life

Friday, October 6, 2023

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Nordike Funeral Home - Carlyle

740 Fairfax Street, Carlyle, IL 62231

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