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Obituary: Mrs. Grace Dittmer

Sister Grace H. (Giesler) Dittmer died at Lynden, Washington, September 10, 2017, at the age of 99.
She was born November 24, 1917 at Green Bay, Wisconsin, a daughter of Carl and Laura (Dickey) Giesler.

Sister Dittmer was united in marriage to Brother James P. Dittmer on July 20, 1940 at East Side Moravian Church, Green Bay, Wis.

She served alongside her husband in mission work in Alaska and pastorates in Wisconsin (Sister Bay), Minnesota (Waconia), and Michigan (Unionville).

Daughters, Margaret and Jean; son, James; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren survive Sister Dittmer. She was predeceased by her husband, James, on October 17, 1994, and their son, Fred.

Memorial services were held October 1, 2017 at the Waconia Moravian Church, Waconia, Minn., with the Rev. Dr. Amy Gohdes-Luhman officiating. Burial was at the Zoar Moravian Cemetery, Waconia, Minn.

Moravian Daily Texts


Friday, August 17 — Psalm 100
Joshua 24:14–Judges 1:16; Luke 18:1–17

The Lord said, “You had compassion on the plant for which you did not work and which you did not cause to grow, which came up overnight and perished overnight. Should I not have compassion on Nineveh, the great city?” Jonah 4:10–11 (NASB)

Do not seek your own advantage, but that of the other. 1 Corinthians 10:24

Creating Lord—you trusted us with one of the biggest responsibilities of all time: to care for your creation and all that is in it. Creation speaks to us and cannot be pushed past its boundaries. Help us tune our ears to listen to the voices that do not sound like ours. Amen.

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