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Cecilia Ann Diedrich

February 16, 1937 — June 16, 2018

Cecilia Ann Diedrich, 81, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2018, in Traverse City, Michigan, with her family by her side holding her hand. She is survived by her husband of 35 wonderful years, William Diedrich; Children, Ann Cecilia Benson, Susan Diedrich, Catherine (Marius) Katilius, William (Michelle) Diedrich; Grandchildren, Michelle Willing, Maxine Miller, Daniel Raad, Jessica Raad, Alyte Katilius, Kristina Katilius, Lukas Katilius, Aiden Diedrich, and Lilly Diedrich; Great Grandchildren, Wyatt Willing, Dean Willing, and Sam Willing; and Sister, Ellen Kubiak. Born in Niles, Michigan on February 16, 1937, Cecilia was the second youngest of eleven children. Cecilia dedicated her life to the education of children. She was a teacher Southfield and Grayling Michigan and Temecula California for more than 40 years. She was a very popular teacher, having often taught more than one generation of the same family. After her retirement, Cecilia split her time between Palm Springs, California and Grayling Michigan, where she enjoyed traveling, antiquing and being with her husband, children and grandchildren. A memorial Service will take place Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 2:00 PM with one hour of gathering prior to services at Sorenson Lockwood Funeral Home in Grayling, Michigan. A reception will be held after the services at the Diedrich home in Grayling Michigan. The family will plan a memorial service in Palm Springs, CA in the time to come. Condolences can be expressed at Arrangements entrusted to Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity. If you do not have a favorite charity, the family suggests the United Way. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Cecilia Ann Diedrich, please visit our flower store.


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