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Selma Kathryn Barney Dietiker
January 24, 1913–August 17, 2008
Selma Kathryn Dietiker, 95, of Cascade and formerly of Onslow, died Sunday evening, August 17, 2008, at Shady Rest Care Center in Cascade following complications of aging.
A celebration of her life was held on Friday, August 22, 2008, at 10:30 a.m. at the Onslow Presbyterian Church in Onslow, Iowa, with the Rev. Julie May officiating. Burial was in the North Madison Cemetery in Center Junction, Iowa. Friends called from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Lahey Funeral Home in Wyoming.
Selma Kathryn Barney was born on January 24, 1913 in Monticello, Iowa, the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Ambuehl) Barney. She attended rural Jones County School. She was united in marriage to Paul B. Dietiker on November 25, 1935 at the Monticello Peace Reform Church in Monticello, Iowa. He died on March 17, 2004. Selma worked diligently all her life, first as a hired girl and then as a farmer alongside Paul. She and Paul owned and operated Dietiker�s Corner Tavern and Caf� in Onslow. There Selma served up her wonderful home cooking, especially pies. She enjoyed fishing, camping and playing cards. Crocheting, sewing, quilting, baking and cleaning were a big part of her life. She shared lifelong homemaking skills with all her family. She was a member of the Onslow Presbyterian Church.
Selma is survived by three daughters, Barbara (Kenneth) Harms of Onslow, Kathryn Norris Hickey of Oxford Junction, and Mary (Bruce) Taylor of Marion; one son, Larry Dietiker, of Roanoke, Virginia; 8 grandchildren, Cindy (Brent) Buresh, Susan (Larry) Coon, Brett (Janetta) Harms, Bart (Sue) Harms, Tim (Tammy) Taylor, Tami (Jason) Schlamp, Brandy Beggs and Ky Dietiker; 13 great-grandchildren, Mark (Lacie) & Kelly Buresh, Austin (Lindsey) & Kevin Coon, Stephen (Tammy), Jacob, Kolby, Dalton & Conner Harms, Grant Taylor, Maggie Schlamp, Jaedon Moranda and Kylee Dietiker; one great-great grandchild, Aiden Harms; two sisters Joan Hartseil and Evelyn Martin, both of Morton, Illinois; sisters-in-law, Ruth Dietiker, of Monticello, Iowa, Ellen Barney, of St. Louis, Missouri, and Mary Barney, of California; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, four sisters, three brothers, and two sons-in-law, Lewis Norris and Herb Hickey.

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Source: Midland Times, Wyoming, Iowa, 22 August 2008

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