NILES - Karola Dieck, 63, passed away peacefully 9:48 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at her residence following a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born April 22, 1949, in Idar-Oberstein, Germany, the daughter of Hans and Lana Heittich Hertrich, and came to the United States many years ago.
A member of the Warren Bible Methodist Church, she enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening, baking, cooking and caring for animals. She loved and cherished the time spent with her family and grandchildren.
Karola is survived by four children, William T. (Teresa Ward) Holbrook of Niles, Diane (Donald) Frum of Niles, Michelle (Dean Cubbin) Penn of Hubbard and Nicole (Victor) Yancar of Hubbard; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two stepdaughters, Susan Little of Niles and Mia Dieck of Warren; several stepgrandchildren; two sisters, Anita Gregg of Youngstown and Hannelore Raush of Germany; two brothers, Dieter (Lisa) Hertrich of Germany and Jeiken Hertrich of Germany; and her beloved cat, Mabel.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Dieck, whom she married July 26, 1982, and who passed away March 9, 1990; her parents; and her brother, Hans Hertrich.
Calling hours will be 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home, where the funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Paul Young officiating.
Burial will be in Kerr Cemetery.
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