May 8, 1938 - June 1, 2020
Renate Dinkle, 82, of Staunton, passed away Monday, June 1, 2020 at Augusta Health. She was born May 8, 1938 in Wiesbaden, Germany, a daughter of the late Albert Helmut and Marguerite (Geiger) Fritzsche. Renate leaves behind four children, Margaret DeMarco, Donald Miller (deceased), Kenneth Miller, and Susan Fritzsche, and three grandchildren, Melissa and Samuel Hinch, and Olin Miller. Though we all went our own ways, we all returned to Virginia in our own time, something she thought would never happen. Susan returned to live with her mom as she became more frail in the last year. She was a Butcher at Reeds, and in our home, and on our farm. Cutting up our beef on the ping pong table. Freezing meat, canning vegetables, doing it all. She was a Cowgirl, loved horses and rode in the parades for the Fourth of July with her matching horse and attire. She was a great cook and was written up several times in the paper in her early years of being a housewife. She could make anything taste good. She was even awarded best recipe for her Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte in the JC Penney cookbook. She worked many years in the shoe department. She played Tennis twice a week and went regularly to the YMCA. She volunteered for the American Cancer Society and American Heart Association. She served as a member of the Eastern Star, and was a long time member of the Eagles FOE 680 and Staunton Moose Lodge. She met regularly with her German Club for many years. She loved to dance and loved to joke. A funeral service will be conducted 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 6, 2020 in the Henry Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Jacob R. Singleton. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 7, 2020 in Craigsville Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Steve Morris, Kevin Burns, Jim Henderson, Fred Dinkle, and Fred Cook. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Eagles and members of Third Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the chapel on Saturday. Memorial donations can be made to the America Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.
Renate Dinkle, 82, of Staunton, passed away Monday, June 1, 2020 at Augusta Health. She was born May 8, 1938 in Wiesbaden, Germany, a daughter of the late Albert Helmut and Marguerite (Geiger) Fritzsche. Renate leaves behind four children,... View Obituary & Service Information
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