"Dierck will be missed. My condolences to his family.
I graduated with Dierck from Akron-Fairgrove High School. He was a fun addition to our class of '77 as I remember him, for the four years I attended there. His father was our guidance counselor and also our pricipal. Like Dierck, his father was a caring person. Once while in school, I was in the hospital and Dierck's dad came and visited me. I'll never forget that or Dierck and his father.
Dierck also delivered parts to my factory so I got to see him once in awhile over the years. I knew he was ill as a fellow classmate had mentioned it to me. I was also told how brave Dierck was near the end. That is something we should all aspire to.
I still must say that I am shocked and feel a great sense of loss that he has passed out of our lives. Please, Dierck's family, take heart that you are not alone in your grief."
– Patrick Lintner, high school friend,
Fairgrove, MI, Aug 21, 2012
"Words can't begin to tell you and your family how so sorry I am to hear about your loss. It has always an inspiration to see the love you two have show to each other. I remember going to that Cher concert with you guys and he was the only male that I knew that was a fan of her's. It will take time to heal but just know that we are all here for you whenever you need us."
– Sandi Wright,
Cass City, MI, Aug 16, 2012
"Just want to pass on our sympothy on Dierck's passing, we wish you a heartfull warmth, and thinking of you all often since we found out Dierck had passed."
– james and kathy maciag, friend and neighbor in caro,
thompsonville, MI, Aug 15, 2012
"Corky, I was shocked to hear of Dierk's passing. I knew he had cancer, but didn't realize how far along it was.
Debbie let me know tonight of his passing and I will try and find a ride down tomorrow for the funeral. I am on crutches right now waiting or my knee replacement next month. If I don't make it please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you!
Nothing can take away your pain right now but please know that I am always here if you need to talk. Or if you (and the girls) need a place to 'get away' we have 81 acres of Paradise up here. You are always welcome!
I will ALWAYS remember Dierck and my homemade wine. He always mentioned it when I saw him and would make me smile. He was larger than life and friendly to everyone. I will always remember him with a smile on his face.
Hold tight to memories for comfort, lean on your friends for strength,
and always remember how much you are cared about.
Revelation 14:13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Blessed indeed,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!”
Dierck's life was a testament to the blessings he now has with the Lord.
– Catherine Pavley, Friend,
Lachine, MI, Aug 14, 2012
We are deeply saddened to hear of your husband's passing. You and your daughters are in our thoughts and prayers."
– Joe & Carrie Luana,
Cass City, MI, Aug 14, 2012
"Corky, Wow - what a shock! I stopped by Thumb Cellular today and saw the note on the door. I didn't know Dierck, but I certainly know you. I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your girls. May happy memories help you through this most difficult time. Karen Lynch"