MATTOON — Gertrude "Greta" Lamarr Diepholz, age 94 of Mattoon, IL passed away Friday, April 12, 2019 at Life's Journey of Mattoon.
A graveside service in her honor will begin at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Greenup Cemetery in Greenup, IL; Pastor Adam Jacobsen will officiate. Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Greta was born October 4, 1924 in Essen, Germany the daughter of the late Vincent and Marieanna (Lamas) Lamarr. She married Maurice "Morry" Diepholz on May 5, 1961; he preceded her in death on September 15, 1997.
She is survived by two brothers-in-law; Howard (Brenda) Diepholz of Mattoon, IL; Ken (Ann) Diepholz of Fort Meyers, FL; one sister-in-law Freda Diepholz of Mattoon, IL; considered like her own children one niece and three nephews; Jean (Bob) Reid of Mattoon, IL; Brad (Karen) Diepholz of Healdsburg, CA, Kris Diepholz of Albuquerque, NM, Kurt Diepholz of Charleston, IL; considered like her own grandchildren one great-niece and three great-nephews, Scott (Bethany) Reid of St. Louis, MO, Jenny Reid of Charlotte, NC, Clark Diepholz and Dean Diepholz of Tempe, AZ; other close family members Mike (Christi) Diepholz, Amy (Don) Sweeney, Ron (Tami) Diepholz all of Mattoon, IL and many other nieces and nephews.
Greta was a loving wife, aunt and great-aunt who dedicated her life to her family members. Her loving way, smiling face, singing and fun nature will be greatly missed.
Memorials in Greta's honor may be made to St. John's Lutheran School, 100 Broadway Avenue, Mattoon, Illinois 61938. Online condolences may be expressed at www.schillingfuneralhome.net or Schilling Funeral Home’s Facebook page.