Veneta Diede

Birth: January 25th, 1942
Death: January 28th, 2018
Age: 76 years
Residence:Bay City MI

Diede, Veneta
Bay City, Michigan

Veneta passed away at home under Hospice care on January, 28, 2018. Veneta just celebrated her 76th birthday on January 25, 2018 surrounded with family, friends and her dogs. Veneta enjoyed breeding puppies, was an active member at the Moose, she loved to participate in motorcycle gatherings and neighborhood parties and events. She loved everyone and never judged people. She will be missed but fondly remembered by everyone who knew her.

She was born in Bradley, South Dakota and moved to Bismarck, North Dakota after marrying Robert Diede. After her husband’s death she moved back to South Dakota where she lived for 13 years until then moving to Bay City Michigan in 2013.  Veneta will be missed by her daughter, Robin Diede; grandson, Jeremy Mackiewicz; and great grandson, Jeffrey Shirkey, all of whom live in Michigan. Also surviving are her sister, Mavis Valberg; her husband Hubert; brother, Lester Fryett; several nieces and nephews from South Dakota; 6 grandchildren, Doug, Brianna, Kelsey, Jayden and Josh and additional family from North Dakota. Veneta was predeceased by her husband Robert Diede, her son Kent Diede, her parents, and 4 sisters.

Veneta wished to be cremated and not to have a memorial service. The family will have a celebration in the spring in Bay City. Sometime this summer, her ashes will be driven via motorcycle to South Dakota where a memorial gathering will take place. We will then proceed to drive to North Dakota where her ashes will be placed with her husband at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery. Veneta’s last motorcycle ride!

The family would like to thank the staff at McLaren Hospital and the support from McLaren Hospice Homecare team. The family would also like to request that you please perform a random act of kindness or consider a memorial contribution to McLaren Hospice. To sign online guestbook, visit

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