September 26, 1924 – Thursday, November 20, 2008
The Oster Covenant Church in rural Waver
Sunday, November 23rd
Calvin H. “Kelly” Deidrick, age 84, of Oster-rural Waverly died Thursday, November 20th, 2008 at The Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.
He was born on September 26, 1924 in Victor Township, Wright County the son of Herman & Sophia “Lena” Loebertmann Deidrick.
He graduated from Howard Lake High School in 1943 and later attended Agriculture training school.
Calvin honorably served his Country in The United States Army during World War II. He was a Purple Heart recipient and a former P.O.W. taken at The Battle of the Bulge.
On November 28, 1946, Calvin H. Deidrick and Ruth M. Strandquist were joined in Holy marriage at The Oster Covenant Church in rural Waverly. God blessed their marriage with two children.
Calvin & Ruth engaged in dairy farming in Woodland Township, Wright County for many years. He bred and showed Calrick Registered Holsteins. Kelly often showed his dairy cattle at The Wright County Fair in Howard Lake. He also, had the privilege of showing Calrick Holsteins at The National Dairy Cattle Congress in Waterloo, Iowa and at The World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin.
Kelly enjoyed fishing, having fished a lot of the area lakes, hunting, traveling and family vacations up north.
Calvin loved his family! He was known for his good sense of humor!
He was a faithful member of The Oster Covenant Church where he through the years, served his church having held several positions. Calvin formerly was on The Lake Ida School Board District #2681, represented Woodland Township on The Winsted Fire Board, was a longtime 4-H Leader and belonged to American Legion Post # 407 in Winsted.
Survived by loving wife of sixty one years: Ruth M. Deidrick; children: James Calvin (Kathleen) Deidrick of Waverly and Cynthia Ruth (Alan) Johnson of Plymouth; grandchildren: Matthew ( Sonya) Deidrick , Sarah (Jackson) Motzko, Samuel Johnson and Rachel Johnson; a sister: Mildred Bisping of Winsted;a sister-in-law: Rufina Deidrick of Winsted, brothers-in-law: Wallace Strandquist and Willard Strandquist both of Oster; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by his parents: Herman & Sophia “Lena” Deidrick, two brothers: Royland & Ervin Deidrick and two sisters: Evelyn Habisch and Margaret “Marge” Deidrick, father-in-law & mother-in-law: David and Esther Strandquist, sisters-in-law: Audrey Strandquist and Novia Strandquist; brothers-in-law: Leonard Bisping & Henry Habisch Sr. and a sister-in-law: Ann Deidrick.
Funeral services for Calvin “Kelly” Deidrick were held at 2:30 P.M. Sunday, November 23rd at The Oster Covenant Church in rural Waverly. Pastors Paul Kling and Robert Ramphal officiated and interment with military honors followed at The Oster Covenant Cemetery.
Pianist was Judy Plucker and vocalists were Kathleen Deidrick, Alan Johnson, Merijo Strandquist and Joelle Strandquist.
A visitation was held from 4-8 P.M. Saturday, November 22nd at The Chilson Funeral Home in Wisnted. A Prayer service was held at 7:00 P.M Saturday evening, November 22nd. Loree Dobratz was the organist for the prayer service.
Casket Bearers were Gary Deidrick, Alan Deidrick, Gerry Bisping, Kenneth Habisch, Henry Habisch Jr. and Stephen Strandquist.