July 6, 1926-April 14, 2014
Olive Diede, 87, of Detroit Lakes, died on Monday, April 14, 2014 at Ecumen-Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes.
Olive Dockter was born to Emil and Albina (Hochhalter) Dockter on July 6, 1926 on the family farm near Venturia, N.D. She was the oldest of five children and attended McIntosh County Country School through eighth grade.
Olive was married to Christ A. Diede on October 7, 1945 in Ashley, N.D. They lived on farms south of Venturia and then east of Eureka, S.D., until 1953, when they moved to West Fargo. They had three daughters, and for the majority of the time raised their children in Moorhead.
Olive was a talented seamstress and homemaker. She supplemented the family income by cleaning houses and sewing alterations. She enjoyed cooking, baking, embroidery and spending time with friends and family.
Olive and her husband, Christ, were charter members of Grace Baptist Church and most recently were members of Fargo Baptist Church. In 2012, Olive moved from her home in Fargo to Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Christ (2003); youngest daughter, Grace Kourofsky; her parents; two sisters and one brother.
Surviving Olive are her daughters, Corraine (Ron) Olson, Detroit Lakes, and Sheila (Steve) Kramer, Palm Harbor, Fla.; four granddaughters, Heather (Jess) Olson, Heidi (Jeremy) Gregoire, Sheila Marie (Craig) Cook and Kellee Trautmann; eight great grandchildren; and her brother, Larry (PJ) Dockter, Springfield, Ill.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 19 at West Funeral Home Chapel, West Fargo, with visitation one hour prior and reception to follow.
Interment is in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo.