Obit: Dene Dierdorff


Dene Allison Dierdorff, 86, of Moscow, Iowa, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, at Cedar Manor Nursing Home, Tipton. A visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 26 at Bentley Funeral Home, Wilton. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 27 at Bentley Funeral Home, Wilton. Burial will take place in Moscow Cemetery, Moscow.

Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association in his memory. Online condolences may be left at

Dene was born on Nov. 30, 1934, the son of Rodney and Helen (Dipple) Dierdorff, in Montpelier Township. Dene graduated from Wilton High School with the class of 1953. He served his country in the United States Army from 1957-1959. On April 29, 1962, Dene married Delores Howe in West Liberty.

He worked for more than 40 years as a furnace operator for Alcoa, retiring in 1997. While working at Alcoa, he also farmed in rural Moscow, semi-retiring in 2014. Dene enjoyed hunting, fishing and crypto quotes. He also enjoyed watching the Philadelphia Phillies, Green Bay Packers and the Iowa Hawkeyes. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family and tormenting his grandchildren.

Dene will be dearly missed by his wife, Delores; four children, Vicki (Allen) Kroeger of Wilton, Michael (Margo) Dierdorff of Grundy Center, Cheryl (Duane) Goldermann of Wilton, and Karen Dierdorff of Wilton; five grandchildren, Nathan (Amanda) Kroeger, Andrew (Liz) Kroeger, Alex Eichholz, Taylor Goldermann and Andrew Eichholz; one great-grandson, Calvin; and one brother, Curtis (Margaret) Dierdorff of Bentonville, Virginia.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Newton, Alan and Ivan; and four sisters, Phyllis, June, Colleen and Eloise.

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