Margrit Dimmick, loving mother and military spouse, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 9th, in the presence of her daughter, Deanna Sourk, and several of her friends.
Margrit was born in Oels (then Germany, now Poland). Fleeing the advance of violent Russian forces near the end of World War II, Margrit, her three siblings, mother and grandmother traveled by foot, sheltering wherever possible for over 2 years with only the clothes on their backs before finally reaching the safety of American controlled territories in 1945.
Her family settled in Munchberg, Germany, where she spent the rest of her youth. She met her future husband, Donald, in the city of Stuttgart, while Donald was serving in the United States Army. As a military spouse, Margrit had the opportunity to live in many locations. She lived in the Netherlands, Virginia, Texas, Mississippi, and Pennsylvania. In addition to the places she called home, Margrit traveled extensively and saw many other parts of the world with her family. A woman of many talents, she sang, played accordion, mastered the harmonica, taught ballet and aerobics, and even appeared in several television commercials. Later in life she became an accountant working for the US military. In her last years she was an active member of the Wesley Chapel community.
Margrit was a woman of deep inner strength and perseverance, traits that she passed on to her family. In her life, she overcame many hardships that others might have found insurmountable. She was steadfast, resolute, and never stopped caring for her family.
Margrit is survived by Donald Dimmick, her husband of 58 years, as well as her two children, Deanna Sourk and Damon Dimmick, her four grandchildren, Ian & Sean Sourk, and Dylan & Abigail Dimmick, and her sister Edelgart.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to savethechildren.org in support of the children of Ukraine: https://www.savethechildren.org/us/where-we-work/ukraine