Beatrice A. Dittrich, of Menominee, passed away on Sunday, February 23, 2014, at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay. She was born to the late Norman Sr. and Katherine (Beno) Francis in Pembine, Wis.
She graduated from Menominee High School in 1953. On May 1, 1954, Beatrice married Roger Dittrich in Hyde, Mich. He preceded her in death in 1998. She had worked as a custodian and then a cook at Menominee High School. She later went to work as a cook for Menominee County Jail retiring a few years ago. Beatrice enjoyed reading, playing cards especially pinochle and playing scrabble with her friends at Hay Creek. She loved spending time spoiling her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Beatrice is survived by two sons: Rick (Lu) Dittrich of Marinette and Roger "Rocky" (Chris) Dittrich of Menominee; six grandchildren: Jason (Theresa) Dittrich, Jessica (boyfriend, Scott Burns) Dittrich, Megan (fiancé, Derek Anderson) Saylor, Ritchie (girlfriend, Val Behnke) Hilton, Melody Hilton, and Kelly (fiancé, Luke Boivin) Hilton; six great-grandchildren: Gavin Dittrich, Alison Niemann, Jazzlynn and Kendle Koeller, Britani and Dylan Hilton; a sister, Jeanette (Gerald) Meyers of Menominee; two brothers: Dennis (Linda) Francis of Amberg and Norman "Butch" Jr. (Jane) Francis of Rhinelander; special friend, Mary Bray of Menominee; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her husband, Roger Sr., she was preceded in death by two sisters: Sharon Nortch and Joanne Saddler.
Friends may call at the Thielen Funeral Home in Marinette, on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at 5:30 p.m. with Pastor Archer Leupp officiating.
Burial will be in Birch Creek Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the staff at Bellin Hospital for their compassionate care.