Delores H. (Dee) (nee’ Dietz) Minzes-Wilkes, 89, of Florissant, Missouri, passed away on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. Dee was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on June 19, 1932, to the late Edward and Viola Dietz. Dee graduated from Central High School and lived all her life in St. Louis.
Dee was a devoted mom, grandma to 16 grandchildren and great-grandma to 20 great-grandchildren. She worked most of her career in retail including Arthur’s and Garland’s, eventually retiring from J. C. Penney.
Dee married James M. (Jim) Wilkes, Senior, on August 12, 2017.
Dee is survived by a niece, Pat Heisner; her children: Debra (the late Gerald) Brennan, Karen (Danny) Wiesemann, the late John (Karen) Minzes, Sherry (Heinz) Albisser, and Mark (Laura) Minzes; and stepson, James M. (Bo) Wilkes (Nigayl), Junior.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Jim.
Services will be at 11:00am on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at Newcomer Funeral Home, 837 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in St. Peters, Missouri.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the ceremony.
Interment will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, 2900 Sheridan, St. Louis, Missouri.
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