Diemerts celebrate diamond anniversary
September 25, 2012
Roger and Ruth Diemert were married Sept. 19, 1952, in Seattle.
Roger was born in Fargo, N.D., to parents Robert and Jeanette (Dickson) Diemert; Ruth was born in Seattle, to parents George and Evelyn (Markey) Palmer. Ruth met Roger when her brother Eugene was dating Roger’s sister Corrinne.
Roger and Ruth have five children: Linda (Stan) Lawson, Arlene (Fred) Patterson, Michael (Joan) Diemert, Neal Diemert and baby Joanne, whom died in infancy. They have 12 grandchildren: Heidi, Seth, Jonas, Riley, Roger, Carrie, Julie, Heather, Michael, Hayes, Sarah and Harrison. They also have four great-grandchildren: Emily, Audrey, Trevor and Jared.
Roger was a union glazier apprenticing at Acme Glass in Seattle and continued to work in the glazing industry until retirement. Ruth retired from the J.C. Penney Co. after 25 years.
Roger enjoys pool and plays weekly in Renton with the guys. Ruth is an avid golfer and plays every Tuesday at Maplewood in Renton.
For the past 55 years, Roger and Ruth have made their home in the small Renton community of Lake McDonald.