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  • Chester H. Dillenbeck

  • Chester H. Dillenbeck, 83, of 7782 State Highway 5S, Town of Minden, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2013, at his residence surrounded by his family.

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  • Chester H. Dillenbeck, 83, of 7782 State Highway 5S, Town of Minden, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2013, at his residence surrounded by his family.
    He was born on August 11, 1929, in the Town of Little Falls, the son of the late Oliver and Bessie (Ward) Dillenbeck. He was educated in Little Falls and Danube Rural Schools.
    Mr. Dillenbeck was united in marriage to his wife of 62 years, the former Marion Harlow, on June 24, 1950 at the United Methodist Church Parsonage, Little Falls.
    For many years he worked on several dairy farms in the Town of Danube. He later became a truck driver hauling milk for the former Del-Wood Foods Co and
    later as a machinery hauler and mechanic for Valley Equipment, St. Johnsville and for several years prior to his retirement he was an independent trash hauling contractor.
    Mr. Dillenbeck was an avid fan of the John Deere tractor, collecting and restoring several over the years as well as collecting and admiring Dodge cars and trucks.
    He is survived by his wife, Marion; sons, Ronald Dillenbeck (Tonya), Little Falls and Timothy Dillenbeck (Jamie), Ft. Plain; daughters, Laura Ambridge (Tom), Oppenheim, Phyllis Battisti (William), Ft. Plain and Christine Hoffman (Martin), Ft. Plain; 26 grandchildren; 64 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his daughter, Karen Wolowice, in 2005 and his son-in-law, Lynn Wolowice, in March 2013; a granddaughter, Robin Dillenbeck; grandson, Jesse Dillenbeck; and by six great-grandchildren, Krystle Swank, Sarafina Dillenbeck, Joseph and Riely Pottenburg and Dontae and Dayton Lance; and his brothers, William, Herman, Leland and Harland Dillenbeck.
    Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. from the Chapman-Moser Funeral Home, Inc., 42 N. Ann Street, Little Falls. Interment will take place in Ft. Plain Cemetery, Ft. Plain.
    Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects at the funeral home on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 from 5-8 pm and to attend the funeral services Wednesday morning.
    It is the wish of the family that contributions in memory of Mr. Dillenbeck be considered to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Envelopes are also available at the funeral home for this purpose.
    Online remembrances at www.chapmanmoser.com.
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