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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


Wednesday, February 21 — Psalm 28
Genesis 49; Matthew 17:14–27

The Lord will go before you, and the God of Israel will be your rear guard. Isaiah 52:12

Therefore we must pay greater attention to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away from it. Hebrews 2:1

Great Protector, with you by our side we shall have nothing to fear. Because of this, we can more freely focus on keeping your words close to our hearts. Weigh upon our minds what you desire us to hear. Amen.

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