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Welter Dimond

La Salle, LaSalle County, Illinois, USA
Death 14 Jul 2015 (aged 94)
Peru, LaSalle County, Illinois, USA
Burial Bakersfield, Kern County, California, USA
Memorial ID 149687976 · View Source
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Welter Dimond, 94, of 2900 Independence Drive, Peru died July 14, 2015, in Illinois Valley Community Hospital, Peru.

Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in St. Joseph’s Church, Peru, with the Rev. Harold Datzman, O.S.B., officiating. Burial will be at Greenlaw Cemetery, Bakersfield, Calif.

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until services Monday in the church. Hurst Funeral Home in La Salle is assisting the family.

Mr. Dimond was born Dec. 30, 1920, in La Salle to Edward and Mary (Welter) Dimond. He married his beloved wife Inez Coffeit in San Jose, Calif., and until Inez’s death in 2006, they were inseparable, enjoying 67 years of happiness together.

An Army veteran of World War II, Mr. Dimond served in the Philippines and Japan. Throughout his career, he and his wife Inez owned and operated a variety of small restaurants in the San Jose and Santa Cruz, Calif. area. After retiring from business, he accepted a post as executive maintenance consultant at Parkway Child Development Center in San Jose. In 2007, Welter returned to the Illinois Valley. He resided in the Villa of North Peru where he made many new friends. He enjoyed playing cards with members of the community, including his special friend, Thelma Johnson. He was a member of the Oglesby Elks.

He is survived by nieces and nephews, Mary Jo (Joseph) Kotecki of Peru, Donna (William) Ficek of Butternut, Wis., June Whalen of Peoria and Charles (Diane) Dimond of Vail, Ariz., Shirley Bozina of Bakersfield, Calif., Robert (Carmela) Bozina of San Francisco; plus many great-nieces and great-nephews all of whom loved him very much.

He was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters. Also, his niece and live-in caretaker, Norma J. Zens, who died July 18, 2015, will share his funeral services.

Memorials may be donated to the donor’s choice.

--obituary posted 7-22-2015 La Salle News Tribune--

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