Adam Peter Dieser, 82

Published 4:57 pm Saturday, May 18, 2013

Adam Peter Dieser, 82, of Austin, Minn., passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2013, due to complications of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Adam Dieser

Adam Dieser

Adam was born in 1931 at home in Austin. He was the youngest of 16 children. After serving in the U.S. Marines, during the Korean War effort, Adam returned to Austin to settle down. He married Shirle Jean O’Shaughnessy, his bride of 55 years. This July would have marked their 56th wedding anniversary.

Adam was a dedicated Hormel employee for more than 38 years and retired in 1985.

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Survivors include his wife, Shirle, Austin; children, Anne (Kenneth) Granle, Mantorville, Minn., Mark (Lisa) Dieser, Rochester, Minn., Karen O’Shaughnessy (Dennis Ross), Wabasha, Minn., Maureen (John) Dewey, Stewartville, Minn.; grandchildren, Adam (Elizabeth) Kopsidas, Kenneth Granle Jr., Kendra Granle, Rebecca Dieser, John Dieser, Luke Dieser, Matthew Dieser, Sam Fancher, Lukas Kaminsky, Shawn Trummer, Kelly Hoffman, Ian Dewey, Sheamus Dewey, Erin Dewey, Abigail Dewey; great-grandchildren, Ilias Hemker-Kopsidas, Alexander Kopsidas, Kiana Hoffman, Aubri Hoffman, Skylr Hoffman; siblings, Joseph and Madelyn.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 20, 2013, at St. Edward’s Catholic Church with Father John Traufler officiating. There will be a 4 p.m. rosary and a 6:30 p.m. wake service on Sunday at Mayer Funeral Home where friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. and also one hour before the service at the church on Monday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post No. 91 and VFW Post No. 1216. Memorials are preferred to the Mayo Clinic Alzheimers Disease Research Center, 200 First St. SW, FF2-700, Rochester, MN 55905. Condolences may be left online at