In Loving Memory of Dolly Diebel
Receptionist (November 13, 1925 - October 2, 2014)
Dolly Delphine Streit Deibel "The Boss," was born on November 13, 1925 to Mathilda and Otto Streit at Beyersville Texas. Dolly grew up and attended school in the Structure Community She married the love of her life, George J. Diebel of Type, Texas in Seattle, Washington on June 15, 1943. After George returned from the service, they moved to Elgin, where he took a job working as a salesman for Gruetzners Chevrolet, where he worked for 28 years. She and George were married for 56 years until his death in 1999.
She was a kind, unselfish, thoughtful person who was an inspiration to many. Dolly was a waitress at the City Café in Elgin for many years, served the Kiwanis Club lunches and was well known for making delicious doughnuts. She brought comfort to all those she met and honorably served her community through her work at Elgin Funeral Home.
She was an active member of St. Peters Lutheran Church of Elgin and the church's Prime Timers and spent her mid-week mornings with the Ladies at her Coffee Club, where she was a pillar in her community, her church and her work.
Dolly was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, George Diebel; both her parents; a grandson, Dallas J. Ward; and her sister, Nelda Eulenfeld.
She is survived by her son, Danny and wife, Lisa of Austin; daughter, Kathy Ward and husband James “Bitty” of Menard, and her former daughter-in-law, Linda Diebel of Pflugerville; her two granddaughters, DaLynn and husband Shane Prather, and Danielle and husband Pete Otero; her two grandsons, Jordan Ward and wife Hayley and Jacob Ward; her four great-grandchildren, Peyton and Brody Prather and Kendall and Kobi Otero; three nieces, Janice and husband Dale Gambill, Norma Dessens, and Joy and husband Hal Lambert; two nephews, Paul and John Diebel; and a sister-in-law, Joyce Diebel.
The sweet smile, humble adoration for those she met, and the work ethic of a waning generation will be forever missed.
~Rest In Peace Beautiful Lady