Rebecca Dirnberger

Monday, January 14, 2002

NEW HAMBURG, Mo. -- Hattie Rebecca "Becky" Dirnberger, 92, of New Hamburg died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau.

She was born Oct. 11, 1909, at Benton, Mo., daughter of Robert Cooper and Amelia Steimle Brock. She and the late Claude William Dirnberger were married Oct. 3, 1931, at Benton. He died May 9, 1996.

Dirnberger was a housewife and a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in New Hamburg.

Survivors include four sons, Richard Dirnberger, Andrew Dirnberger and Glen Dirnberger, all of Cape Girardeau, and David Dirnberger of New Hamburg; three daughters, Lois Spalding, Janet Vetter and Vera Hennemann of Benton; a sister, Catherine Henry of Bridgeton, N.J.; 20 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters.

Friends may call at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton from 4-8 p.m. today.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Lawrence Church in New Hamburg. The Rev. Normand Varone will officiate, with burial in St. Lawrence Cemetery.