Obituary Joan P. Dimmitt, 86, of Sartell

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Joan Priscilla Dimmitt, 86


Nov. 5, 1930-Oct. 27, 2017

Joan Priscilla Dimmitt, 86, a resident of County Manor Senior Living Community in Sartell, died Oct. 27, 2017 at St. Cloud Hospital surrounded by family and friends. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21 at the Country Manor Campus Chapel, 520 First St. NE., Sartell. An internment service will follow in Colorado later in 2018.


Dimmitt was born in Plattsburgh, New York on Nov. 5, 1930. She attended business school and had a career in fashion buying and retail. This was evident by her fashion sense. She married Glenn Dimmitt on June 11, 1960. Not long after the two were married, Glenn decided to go to seminary and become an ordained pastor with the Presbyterian Church. Dimmitt was well prepared to be a minister’s wife as her father, Arthur, was also a pastor in the Presbyterian church. The couple served four churches during 35 years which included Bloomfield, Kentucky, Lake Luzerne, New York 1965-1969, Sandusky, Michigan 1969-1978 and Alamosa, Colorado 1978-1996.

Dimmitt was fortunate to live various places during her lifetime including New York, California, Michigan, Missouri, Kentucky, Colorado and Minnesota; this may be the reason she loved to travel. Her motto was, “Bloom where you are planted.” For many years she was involved with Presbyterian Women USA and for several years she was on the Presbyterian Women PCUSA Board. Dimmitt sang with many church choirs, she performed solos and in her retirement years was part of The Village’s Voices at Village at Skyline Senior Community in Colorado Springs.

Dimmitt was known for her spunky attitude, her sense of style and love of people. She did not know a stranger.

Survivors include her daughters, Debra Lynn (Ron) Pepper of Nashville, Tennessee, and Natalie Joan (Timothy) Matthewson of Clear Lake, Minn.; grandchildren, Eric Steele Pepper of Nashville and Jordyn Lyn Pepper, both of Nashville and Garon Joseph Atencio of Valley Village, California; a sister, Shirley Bogren of Columbus, Indiana; niece, Kris Bogren of Raleigh, North Carolina; and nephew, Erik Bogren of Normal, Illinois; and various extended family.

Dimmitt was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Glenn Walter Dimmitt; parents, Arthur Joseph Voorhees Durbin and Evelyn Louise (Marriner) Durbin; and various aunts and uncles.

Memorial funds may be sent to La Puente at or mail check to La Puente, P.O. Box 1235, Alamosa, Colo. 81101 or Presbyterian Women at or mail check to Presbyterian Women Inc., P.O. Box 643652, Pittsburgh, Penns. 15264.


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