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Rose M. Diedrich

July 3, 1938 – January 23, 2019

Rose M. Diedrich, age 80, of Ogallala passed away, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, at the Ogallala Community Hospital.

Rose was born July 3, 1938, to Clarence and Lillian (Fredickson) Schafersman at Fremont.

Rose grew up in Telbasta, graduating from Arlington High School in 1956. After high school, she attended Wayne State College in Wayne for one year. In 1957, Rose moved to California for a year, and worked for California Milling Corporation in Los Angeles. Rose moved back to Fremont in 1958 and worked for Hormel.

Rose was united in marriage to William 'Willy' Diedrich in November of 1960, at Telbasta. The two of them made their home in Fremont, and in 1961 they welcomed their son, Clark. In 1963, the family moved to Valley, where Rose went to work for Valmont Industries. Rose and her family moved to Ogallala in 1965, where she worked for TRW until 1987. That same year she moved back to Fremont to care for her mother. Rose went back to work at Hormel in 1988, and worked there until she retired in 2003. In 2016, Rose moved back to Ogallala to be closer to her son and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; one brother, William Schafersman; and one sister, Barbara Bland.

Rose is survived by one son, Clark (Pam) Diedrich of Brule; three granddaughters, Lea (Justin) Kucks of Olathe, Kansas, Misty Sedlacek of Fort Collins, Colorado, Summer Diedrich, of Brule; and three great-grandsons.

The family has chosen cremation. A private family committal will be held at a later date in the Telbasta Cemetery.

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A memorial has been established in her memory.

Online condolences can be left by going to www.drauckerfuneralhome.com.

Draucker Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

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