Leeland C. Diercks, 79, of Marinette, Wis., passed away Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. He was born Dec. 9, 1940, in Marinette to the late Ralph and Florence (Etersky) Diercks.
Lee worked for Lauerman’s for many years and Liquid Carbonic for several years. On July 17, 1965, Lee married Dorothy Godlewski in Marinette. He played in several local bands for over 50 years including The Frank & Lee Duo and The Cross Country Band. He loved spending time with his family (especially his grandchildren), animals and watching TV. He was a member of the Marinette Moose Lodge.
Lee is survived by his wife, Dorothy; two daughters: Cindy Lee (Paul) Smith and Lisa Lynn (James) Makowski both of Marinette; two sisters: Patricia Buettner and Mary Jo Kempka; sister-in-law, Sandra Diercks; six grandchildren: Breane Mari Chaltry, Cory James Chaltry, Makinzy Mae (Shawn) Young, Keegan Charles Waggoner and Chellse. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Allan.
Due to the pandemic private family services will be held.
Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery Peshtigo.
Thielen Funeral Home is assisting the family.