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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, May 23 — Psalm 68:19–27
Numbers 12:1–13:16; Mark 13:14–27

One who is slow to anger is better than the mighty and one whose temper is controlled than one who captures a city. Proverbs 16:32

Let us then pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding. Romans 14:19

God of peace, your word tells us we must not only seek peace, but pursue it. Grant us the faith to trust in you, so that we may lay down our arms. Give
us the strength to make peace, so that we may be blessed. We thank you for all your faithful servants who have taught us the way of peace and justice, especially your son, Jesus Christ, in whose name we pray. Amen.

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