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First Reformed Church of Inwood
Wednesday September 15th, 2021
5:30pm - 7:30pm

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First Reformed Church of Inwood
Thursday September 16th, 2021

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Jake A. Dieters

Inwood, IA: Jake Dieters, 7, of Inwood, Iowa, died of cancer Sunday, September 12, 2021, at Sanford Children's Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota with his mom and dad by his side. Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 16, at 10:30 AM at First Reformed Church of Inwood with Rev. Rob Horstman officiating. The service will be livestreamed at https://www.frcinwood.org/video/. Burial will follow at Richland Cemetery of Inwood. Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 15, from 3-7:30 PM with family present from 5:30-7:30 PM at the church. Porter Funeral Home of Inwood is assisting the family with arrangements.

Jake Alan Dieters was born on January 4, 2014, to Mark and Carrie Dieters. His childhood was spent visiting the farm with his parents, his sisters, Carlee Jae (5) and Brooke Ann (2) and his dog, Jade.
His greatest joy was his family and making memories with them. He spent most of his free time with dad, helping on the farm, working on trucks, and riding his four-wheeler. He enjoyed helping his mom bake. (He particularly liked to eat all the goodies.) And he took great pride in being a big brother. He loved to play with his sisters. He also enjoyed fishing and anything to do with superheroes, especially Iron Man.
He had a natural gift for farming, a passion for trucking and a love for driving. Jake drove the tractor on his own for the first time earlier this summer while raking hay with dad. We’re not sure who was prouder – dad or Jake!
Jake lived with cancer for three and a half years. He was first diagnosed with Wilm’s tumor, a type of kidney cancer in children, in May of 2018. By November, he was in remission. Cancer returned in May of 2019 and again in December of 2020. Each time, he approached his treatments with strength and determination. He would play board games and talk with other children to pass the time during his dialysis and chemo treatments.
Jake lived his life with grace. He was kind, loving and always quick to smile. His family is heartbroken knowing he is no longer with us. Yet, we are comforted knowing he is no longer in pain. We know he is farming in heaven with his Grandpa Dennis, his cousin Benny, and his dog Jade by his side.
Thankful for having shared his life are his parents, Mark and Carrie Dieters; his sisters, Carlee Jae and Brooke Ann; his grandparents, George and Lori Dieters and Pam Van Sloten; his aunts, uncles, and cousins; Matt, Kiley and Ella Van Sloten; Curt and Della Van Sloten; Hannah, Hayden, Emily and Harrison; Mindy and Loren Halma; Patrick and Bailee; Ty and Kari Dieters; Tez, Everett, Chase and Baylee; Jeff Dieters; and many more extended family and friends.
He is proceeded in death by his Grandpa, Dennis Van Sloten and his cousin, Benjamin Dieters.

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A candle was lit in memory of Jake Dieters

John and Marcia Boer Sep 21 2021 11:12 PM

Dear Mark and Carrie, so sorry for your loss. Mark, it seems like yesterday that you and Tyler were Jake's age attending Sunday School at Split Rock, so young and vibrant with full lives ahead of you. I do believe that our God is not an angry God, and certainly has a plan. It is difficult to understand what that plan could possibly be, but all we can do in times like this is trust in him. Our prayers for you and Jake is that he is the Lord's newest Angel and we know you will meet him again. Oran and Dawn Sorenson, Erin, Andrew, and Tyler.

Oran Sorenson Sep 20 2021 1:08 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jake Dieters

Rebecca Schmit Sep 17 2021 10:32 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. Sending lots of love and prayers to the family as you go through this difficult time. Here is a Bible verse that may provide comfort in knowing that Jake is in the arms of the Lord.

Matthew 19:14----He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death' or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. But Jesus said, Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of Heaven.

Rebecca Schmit Sep 17 2021 10:31 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jake Dieters

Sandra K Bruggeman Sep 17 2021 2:40 AM

God Bless you with peace of clarity

Tony Sep 16 2021 3:40 PM

I have no words that can ease your sorrow right now. May you rest in the cslm assurance that Jake is with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

Ethan Fougner Sep 16 2021 12:01 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jake Dieters

Ethan FOUGNER Sep 16 2021 11:58 AM

I have no words that will take away the heartache you are feeling. Please know I have you all in my thoughts and prayers. I don't personally know you or "Superhero Jake", but you have all touch my life in a very special way. Take care of each other. You have a very special angel watching over you all.

Janel Kaltenbach Sep 16 2021 10:25 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jake Dieters

Janel Kaltenbach Sep 16 2021 10:21 AM

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