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Linnea M. (Bray) Dietz

June 10, 1947 — October 15, 2022


Linnea M. Dietz, age 75 of Lawton, died peacefully at home under hospice care on October 15, 2022, with all of her family by her side. She was born on June 10, 1947, in Gary, Indiana, the daughter of Owen and Lorraine (Thoesen) Bray. She attended Lawton High School and grew up on a farm in the area.

She worked in administration at the USDA. Linnea loved volunteering at Lawton Schools while her children were growing up. She was artistic and enjoyed arts and crafts and pottery. She had quilted for many years and one Christmas each child received a quilt made especially for them. Her family will remember how much she enjoyed playing games with them. Linnea’s home was filled with books and she often was found reading. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. Her love and laughter will be deeply missed by everyone who knew her.

Linnea is survived by her children: Jim (Rose) Dietz, John (Evelyan) Dietz, Karen Dietz Ampey, and Danielle (Jeff) Triemstra; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; her sister, Kathy Whitworth; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Linnea was preceded in death by her parents Owen & Lorraine Bray, her sister Debra Bray, and her grandson, Michael Swintz.

Family and friends are invited to visit Tuesday, October 18, 2022, from 5:00 PM-8:00 PM at the Adams Funeral Home, 502 West Michigan Ave., Paw Paw, where a prayer service will be held at 7:30 PM. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, at 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Interment will take place at Saint Mary’s Cemetery, Paw Paw.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Centrica Care Navigators.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2022

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