Claudine Carol Dibble (nee VanNieuwenhuyzen), 81

Published 9:23 am Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Claudine Carol Dibble was born on July 21, 1929, and passed away July 13, 2011, just one week before her 82nd birthday.

She is survived by daughters, Barbara Nieland of Edina, Minn., and Patricia (Karl) Schmidt of Edina; son, John of Bloomington, Minn.; and three grandsons, Andrew Nieland, Daniel Schmidt and Thomas Schmidt; three sisters, Anita, Eloise and Twyla; two brothers, Will and Allen and many nieces and nephews.

Claudine graduated from Pipestone High School, worked in the community and married Jack Dibble in 1952. In 1956, they opened a GM dealership in Miles City, Mont., and later, in 1959, settled in Austin, Minn., to raise their family. They enjoyed an early retirement with lots of travel. May she rest in peace and rise in glory.

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There will be a private graveside Christian service and interment for immediate family. A celebration of life will be 2 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Calumet Hotel in Pipestone. Hartquist Funeral Home, Pipestone Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Memorials preferred to the American Cancer Society.