Annabelle Diekmann


Annabelle Diekmann

Annabelle Lucille Diekmann, age 93 of Revere, was reunited in heaven with her husband Bob, and children Kenny and Laurie following a major stroke. Annabelle passed away on Monday, March 18, 2019 at Mayo Clinic Hospital, St Mary’s campus in Rochester surrounded by her children. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 25 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Tracy. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at church on Monday. Interment will be in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Walnut Grove.  Stephens Funeral Service – Walnut Grove Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Annabelle Lucille Diekmann was born January 7, 1926 in Lake Benton to Louis and Alieda (Fry) Altman. She attended school at Drammen Hall by Lake Benton. Years later, Annabelle met the love of her life, Robert H. Diekmann. They were united in marriage on December 28, 1948 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jasper. Together they had four children, Marlene, Calvin, Kenny, and Laurie. Annabelle spent time as an election judge in Revere.  She was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary of Revere and a devoted member of the St. Paul Catholic Church in Walnut Grove. Annabelle had an unforgettable sense of humor and was known for visiting nursing homes dressed as Santa Clause and the Easter Bunny. She had a heart for spreading joy to others. Annabelle took pleasure in having coffee with her friends, watching western movies, and crocheting afghans, coasters, and doll clothes. For years, one of her favorite hobbies was playing card games every Thursday with her friends. One of her favorite card games was “Nickle-Nickle”. Annabelle cherished spending time with her grandchildren and will always be remembered for her outgoing, loving and fun personality she expressed to others.

Annabelle is survived by her children: Marlene (Fred) Dahlmeier of Dell Rapids, SD and Calvin (Tami) Diekmann of  Spencer, IA; grandchildren: Bryan (Andri), Steven (Sarah), & Darin (Shieva Salehnia) Dahlmeier, and Shane (Michelle Kujawa) Johnson, Amber (Kris) Warne, & Rachel (Brady) Anderson; 12 great grandchildren; special friends and neighbors: Connie, Hutch, and Marie; and many other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, loving husband of 60 years, Robert H. Diekmann, children Kenny & Laurie Diekmann, sisters Gertrude, Lena, & Bernice, brothers John, Elmer, Ray, Art, & Joe, and granddaughter Erin Dahlmeier.



  1. Randy Diekmann says

    I remember her as a kind and funny soul.

  2. Julie Gilb Nelson says

    Annabelle was the nicest person I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Always fun to be around. She will be truly missed.

  3. Pastor Alan Blankenfeld says

    My deepest sympathies to you and your family. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers!

  4. Sara and Bill Schaffran says

    You all have our sympathy, she was a great woman,we both enjoyed her love of life and people! She had a great sense of humor!She will be greatly missed!

  5. Gerry & Mary Leonard says

    We are so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working with Annabelle at church events in WG. We always enjoyed visiting with her and Bob and in later years with her and Fatt. She was a great lady, always friendly and smiling.

  6. Rich and Joanne Bruns says

    My dad worked for Bob for many years and I remember Annabelle as a warm, welcoming, happy lady. Even after not seeing her for many years she still knew who I was and greeted me like an old friend. She was a wonderful person and will be missed by all who knew her. Our sincerest condolences go out to her family!

  7. LuAnn Hansen says

    Our sympathy to you, Marlene, Cal, and families. Annabelle was a wonderful friend and neighbor to Mom; always ready to have some fun! I can still hear her say “Right On!” when we would be discussing something. She was full of energy and enthusiasm. This is the end of an era.

  8. Nancy Rieke says

    I am so sorry for your loss Marlene, Fred & family. God is with you…and also with your mom, keeping her safe until you are together again. May you know His peace. Nancy & Tedd

  9. Marilyn Enstad says

    So sorry for your loss. Such a nice lady. Our sympathies, Paul & Marilyn Enstad

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