Florence E. “Flo” Dierkes

Florence E. “Flo” Dierkes 87 of Germantown died Sunday July 10. 2016 at the Legacy Place in Breese.

She was born December 20, 1928 in Bartelso to Henry and Cecilia (Jansen) Becker: they preceded her in death.

Also preceded in death by brothers Bob Thien, Bill Becker, Ray Becker, Albert “Tossie” Becker, Herman Becker, sisters Johanna Haar, Mary Ann Rakers, father-in-law and mother-in-law John and Eugenia (Winter) Dierkes, brothers-in-law Bill Haar, Eugene Dierkes, Clarence Dierkes, Franklin Dierkes, sisters-in-law Sylvia Becker, Mary Ann Becker, Laura Thien, Bernice Meyer, Eugenia Dierkes.

She married Paul Dierkes June 7, 1955 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Bartelso and he survives in Breese.

Also surviving are her children Sharon (Dale) Fiehler of Scottsdale, AZ, Lester (Paula) Dierkes of Swansea, Janice (Roger) Chamberlain of Forest Park, James (Shari) Dierkes of Clayton DE.

6 grandchildren Chad (fiancé Stephanie Schmitt) Dierkes, Alex Dierkes, Drew (fiancé Natasa Timotijevic) Dierkes, Jordan ((Justin) Albrecht, Elizabeth Dierkes, Camille Dierkes. Step Grandchildren Ryan (Burcu) Fiehler, Tagg (Joanna) Fiehler, Great grandchildren Ayla, Eray, Amber, and Ashley Fiehler

Brothers and sisters Lucille (Frank) Kampwerth of Carlyle, Donald Becker of Bartelso, Richard (Pat) Becker of Bartelso, Barbara (Robert) Robke of Germantown, Antoinette (George) Litzenburg of Carlyle

Brothers-in-law Andy Rakers of Beckemeyer, Paul Meyer of Trenton, Sister-in-law Esther Dierkes of Breese

Flo worked as a cashier at Joe Beer Grocery Store in Bartelso for several years, and was a seamstress in Centralia and Brueggemann Drapery in Bartelso. She enjoyed sewing, and quilting. She and her husband enjoyed traveling, having traveled to Hawaii and Alaska, Canada, and all over Europe including Italy, France, Turkey, England and Germany where they meet relatives of both the Becker and Dierkes families.

Member of St. Boniface Catholic Church and Ladies Sodality in Germantown, Germantown American Legion Auxiliary Post 325 and past president for 15 years. Clinton County Homemakers Extension and a volunteer at Carlyle Health Care Center.

Funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Wednesday July 13, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Germantown, Fr. James Buerster and Deacon Rich Bagby presiding. Interment St. Boniface Cemetery.

Visitation will be Tuesday July 12, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday July 13, from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m., at the Moss Funeral Home in Germantown.

Memorials can be made to Heartland Hospice, Hospice of Southern Illinois, Alzheimer’s Association and will be received at the funeral home.

American Legion Auxiliary will hold services on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.