Carol S. (Armington) Dietrichs, Janesville, WI (1942-2015)
November 19, 1942 - August 14, 2015
Carol S. (Armington) Dieterichs, of Janesville, was born on Nov. 19, 1942, in Des Moines, IA, to Laurence and Relda (Bolton) Armington. She died at Cedar Crest on Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, of ovarian cancer. She graduated from Valley High School, West Des Moines, IA, in 1960. She received a B.A. in 1964, from Simpson College, Indianola, IA, and later earned an M.A. in Education from National Louis U., Chicago, IL. She married Gary Dieterichs in Beloit, WI, on April 6, 1968. She taught English in Beloit, English and Spanish in Owatonna, MN, and Omaha, NE. She finished her teaching career with 18 years at Milton High School as a Spanish teacher. Carol’s life focus was supporting education for all, especially for girls and for women with interrupted educations. She was a member of Chapter AY, P.E.O., Janesville, and helped charter Chapter FQ, Dallas, TX. She was also a member of AAUW, League of Women Voters, and First Lutheran Church, Janesville, and Shepherd of the Glades Lutheran Church, Naples, FL. Carol relished her roles as a devoted mother to her daughters and loving grandmother (“Abuelita”) to her grandchildren, who all will miss her constant support and enthusiastic approach to life.
Carol is survived by her husband of 47 years, Gary; her two daughters, Alison (Max) Alvarez of Chicago, and Susan (Mark) Dodge of Celebration, FL; and her three grandchildren: Ava Alvarez, and Emily and Jacob Dodge. She is further survived by her mother, Relda Armington of Des Moines; her sister, Kathy (Mark) Rand of Reno, NV; many cousins and a goddaughter, Jennifer Andersen of Oswego, IL.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at 11 a.m. at FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH, 612 N. Randall Ave., Janesville, with Rev. Naomi Garber officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. A Memorial Visitation will be held on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, from 4 until 6 p.m. at SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME, and from 10 until 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 28, at the CHURCH. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to P.E.O., Program for Continuing Education; the American Association of University Women (“AAUW”); First Lutheran Church, Janesville; or Rotary Botanical Gardens, Janesville. SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY is assisting the family. For on-line condolences and registry: www.schneiderfuneraldirectors.com