Death came at Loring Hospital on May 4, 1981. Her own words were so descriptive of her last days when she said, "I'm just wearing out."
She is survived by three sister-in-laws: Ruby Deibert of Odebolt, Margaret Deibert of Minneapolis, MN, and Myra (Deibert) Bisgrove of Earlville, IA. Eleven nieces and nephews, other relatives and many, many friends.
Music was provided by Bruce Perry and accompanist Miss Julie Irwin. Floral tributes ere cared for by Mrs. Byron Ellis, Mrs. Fred Richter and Marjo Florist.
Honorary attendants were Harris Dickey, Arthur Fogde, Orla Irwin, George Nelson, Fred Ehrhardt, Frank Hoffman, Harry Motter and Guy Wickersheim.
Attendants were Gordon Brown, Robert Mandernach, Duane VonAhn, Richard Brown, Dayton Smith and Walter Wadsley.
Burial was in the Oakland Cemetery in Sac City with Masonic Graveside rites by Lodge No. 178 A.F. and A. M.
He is survived by his wife Orpha and by one sister, Myrna, and her husband Bisgrove of Earlville. His parents and two brothers, James and Elwood, preceded him in death by many years. Mrs. James Deibert resides in her home in Minneapolis and Mrs. Elwood Deibert resides in her home in Odebolt. There are six nieces and nephews: Margie Loger, Vivian Lashier, Donald Deibert, Marily Miller, Richard Bisgrove, and Rebecca Morhouse.