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-Gail D. Dieckman-

Gail D. Dieckman, 55, of Columbus Junction, died Friday, March 11, 2011, at Lutheran Homes after a courageous battle against cancer.

Funeral Services were Monday, March 14, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home.  Reverend Collette Gould of the Island United Methodist Church officiated the service.  Casket bearers were Ron Lawrence, Keith Lawrence, Jeff Hackett, John Griffith, Steve Schneider, and Chris Schneider.  Burial took place in the Grandview Cemetery. 

Visitation was from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 13, 2011, at the funeral home.  Memorials may be left to the family in care of William Dieckman. Online condolences for the Dieckman family may be left at www.wittichfuneralhome.com.

Gail was born on May 16, 1955, in Iowa City, the daughter of Don and Arlene Petersen Buckman.  She married William Dieckman on April 9, 1977, in Conesville.

She was a homemaker and also worked as a cook at L – M Elementary School.  She was of the Methodist faith and was a member of the WaHeLo Garden Club.  She was proud to be a Master Gardener.  She enjoyed spending time in her garden, sewing, and crocheting, and loved being with her husband, children, and grandson.

Those left to honor her memory include her husband, William Dieckman of Columbus Junction; one son, John Dieckman of Atalissa; one daughter, Lizabeth Maurer and husband, Adam, of Wilton; one grandson, Gage Maurer of Wilton; her mother, Arlene Buckman of Conesville; two brothers, Mark Buckman and Brian Buckman, both of Conesville; and one sister, Teri Linton and husband, Craig, of Skiatook, Oklahoma.

She was preceded in death by her father.

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