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 Dioma “Dottie” <I>Lueck</I> Wardian

Dioma “Dottie” Lueck Wardian

Hamburg, Marathon County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 26 Nov 2013 (aged 90)
Kootenai County, Idaho, USA
Burial Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai County, Idaho, USA
Plot Niche 2B Block 11
Memorial ID 121208473 · View Source
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Dioma "Dottie" Wardian passed peacefully at home on Nov. 26, 2013, in the same house that her faithful husband built, 49 years to the day that the family moved in. She was born to Otto and Viola (Beilke) Lueck in Hamburg, Wis. In 1946 she married Gil, Air Force pilot and lifelong love. After much traveling in the military, they settled in Coeur d'Alene upon purchasing Topper In ‘n Out Restaurant, then built the Topper Too and several other businesses in the area.

She had a full life raising children, scheduling employees and making signature onion rings for the restaurants. She always looked beautiful, from Junior Prom queen in high school to selecting colorful blouses in her last days.

In retirement they enjoyed motor home traveling to visit far-flung friends around the country. In 2004, after 58 years of marriage, Gil departed from his best friend and lifelong partner.

Dottie is survived by sister Arlene Sternberg of New London, Wis.; and children: Gary Wardian of Austin, Texas, Gilbert "Jim" Wardian of Seattle, Wash., Jack (Susan) Wardian of Post Falls, Joette (Paul) Tanigawa of Hilo, Hawaii, Lynn (Dave) Graser of Coeur d'Alene, Pat (Sharon) Wardian of Coeur d'Alene, Mary (Dan) Brownell of Post Falls, Brian Wardian of Spokane, Wash., Giles (Jeannell) Wardian of Oviedo, Fla., and Connie (Kol) Nelson of Coeur d'Alene; 21 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews; and other relatives and friends.

A celebration of life will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at the White House Event Center, 805 E. Sherman Ave., Coeur d'Alene. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at St. Pius X Church in Coeur d'Alene, with Columbarium internment to follow. English Funeral Chapel, Coeur d'Alene, has been entrusted to handle final arrangements.

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  • Added: 4 Dec 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 121208473
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Dioma “Dottie” Lueck Wardian (24 Feb 1923–26 Nov 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 121208473, citing Saint Pius Parish Cemetery, Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai County, Idaho, USA ; Maintained by Odette (contributor 46998184) .