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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


Tuesday, November 21 — Psalm 130
Daniel 7:23–8:27; Jude 1:1–10

It is well with those who deal generously and lend, who conduct their affairs with justice. Psalm 112:5

Jesus said, “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” Luke 6:31

God of Justice, you give us the golden rule, but too often we judge our neighbors unfairly. Fill us with the wisdom to leave judgment to you so that we will be free to truly love others. Amen.

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