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Anita A. Dierfeldt, 89

Anita A. (Brinkmeier) Dierfeldt, age 89, of Renton, WA, formerly of Lester Prairie, died Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at Regency at Renton care facility.

A memorial service is planned for Saturday, Aug. 25 at 2:30 p.m. at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie, followed by interment at the St. Peter Lutheran cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to St. Peter Lutheran Church, Lester Prairie.

Anita was born Sept. 13, 1922, in Lester Prairie, the daughter of Emil and Alma Brinkmeier. She was baptized, and confirmed April 4, 1936, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie.

Anita married Alvin H. Dierfeldt July 2, 1946, and lived on their farm in rural Lester Prairie until 1972, then moved to town. When her daughter and son-in-law moved to Renton, WA after his military retirement in 1980, they moved there also.

After Alvin’s passing in 1996, Anita moved to an assisted living facility and finally to the Regency at Renton care facility where she resided until her passing.

She is survived by her daughter, Verlaine (Josie) and her husband Larry Lehman of Branson, MO; step grandchildren Bradley Lehman of Saint Cloud, Cheryll Swartout of Spring Lake Park, and Geoffrey Lehman of Houston, TX; her brother, Victor Brinkmeier of Hutchinson; nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband, Alvin, Anita was preceded in death by her parents, Emil and Alma Brinkmeier; and a sister, Marlene Brinkmeier.