Etta A. Dieken

April 9, 1920 - September 10, 2017

Etta A. Dieken, age 97 of Syracuse, NE passed away on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Center in Syracuse, NE.

Etta was born on April 9, 1920 in Pickrell, NE; the daughter of Eilert and Mina (Wolken) Bruns.  She was baptized at the Zion Lutheran Church in Pickrell.

Etta was married to Henry B. Dieken.  She worked at the Beatrice State Home for several years, before moving to Unadilla, NE in 1964.  After moving to Unadilla, she worked at Bryan Memorial Hospital in Lincoln in the Food Service Department for many years.  She was a member of Luther Memorial Church in Syracuse, NE.

She is survived by son Norman Dieken and wife Nancy of Nebr. City; six grandchildren:  Ashley Dieken of Lincoln, NE; Jennifer Fidoni of Council Bluffs, IA; Mike Gregg of Hamburg, IA; Larry Dieken of Lincoln, NE; Adam Dieken of Montana and Deanna Dieken of Lincoln, NE; six great-grandchildren; sister Bernice Hale and husband Donald of Adams, NE; two sisters-in-law Dorothy Bruns of Burchard, NE and Luetta Bruns of Syracuse, NE; other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Henry in 1992; son Duane Henry Dieken and three brothers:  Arnold, Harvey and John Bruns.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 at Gude Mortuary in Nebr. City with Pastor Terry Weible officiating.  Private graveside services will be held at Park Hill Cemetery in Syracuse, NE.

Visitation will be open at the mortuary from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday (9/12) and on Wednesday, from 9:00 a.m. to service time.

Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association.

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Gude Mortuary in Nebr. City is in charge of arrangements.

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