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Vicki Rae Dierks

Vicki Rae Dierks


Vicki Rae Dierks, 66, of Sparta, IL; born on September 25, 1954 in Red Bud, IL; passed away on Friday, February 26, 2021 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Vicki worked as a cook at Sparta Lincoln Primary School.  She enjoyed dancing and playing games.  Above all else, Vicki loved to spoil her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her Daughter – Amy Sue Dierks and Father – Raymond Hillyard.

Vicki is survived by her loving Husband – Michael Dierks of Sparta, IL; Mother – Patsy Thompson-Hillyard of Sparta, IL; One Son – Steven Michael (Heather) Dierks of Sparta, IL; Two Grandchildren – Braeden James Dierks and Laney Rae Dierks; One Brother – James (Tina) Hillyard of Walsh, IL; One Sister – Terri Hillyard-Dobyns of Sparta, IL; Sister-in-law – Paula (Charles) Dockery of Sunrise Beach, MO.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Sparta, IL.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at

Funeral: Graveside Services will be held at Paradise Cemetery in Steeleville, IL on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.  Friends and family are asked to meet directly at the cemetery.

Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, Illinois is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Dennis and Maggie Decker says:

    So sorry to hear this. Rest in Peace. Condolences to the Dierks Family

  2. Denise Bird says:

    I am very sorry that Vicki passed away.
    My sincere sympathy to all of her family.
    Denise Bird

  3. Mike Jacobus says:

    One of the kindest people you’ll ever meet… a fun loving friend. Sincere sympathy from Karen and me to her good family. Heavy hearts

  4. Paulette Ashbrook says:

    So sorry to hear this. I got to know her when Amy was in my 4th grade class. She was so kind and full of life. Praying for all of you.

  5. Brenda Glaspy says:

    So very sad to hear of Vicki’s passing. We had been friends since childhood. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.Sending prayers to all her family. Miss you girl!!

  6. Marsha Thomas says:

    I am sorry for your loss. Vicki has been my friend since kindergarten; I always was amazed how she could dance, picking up the beat. It was in her soul, I guess. I don’t think Vicki ever met a stranger who didn’t become a friend. She was loved by all. You are in my prayers.

  7. Michael, Paula and family. So sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you all. So many fond memories when we got together growing up. Miss them all today ncluding your Grandpa Glenn and Mom Betty. Fondly. Bill and Norma Larison Harrison’s n

  8. Kenneth Phelps says:

    So sorry to hear the news about Vicki. The Hillyard and Dierks families will be in our thoughts and prayers. Love you all.

    • Judy Markotay Burns says:

      So sorry for this news! She was the nicest person, growing up knowing her she was always happy! Prayers of comfort

  9. Doris Lehman says:

    So sorry for the loss of such a wonderful person. I worked at Sparta Primary and got to know Vicki then. The family has my prayers and sympathy.

  10. Karen Sheely says:

    Sending my deepest sympathy to all of Vicki’s family and friends. I first got to know Vicki by having both Amy and Steven in my 5th grade class. I later had the pleasure of working with Vicki at Sparta Lincoln School. Vicki shared her smile with all and I never heard her say a bad thing about anybody. She was very proud of her family. She loved to tell me about Steven and her two grandchildren. May God wrap you all in his love in the coming days!

  11. Felicia says:

    You were an amazing person, Vicki, a smile that could light up a room and the most contagious laugh ever! I’m praying for your family and love them all! Give my Momma & Amy big hug for me. I love you and you are going to be dearly missed!

  12. Ashley Birchler says:

    Vicki was a wonderful person and will be dearly missed . Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers ❤️

  13. Denise Stoffel says:

    Will be thinking of you guys ❤️ She will be greatly missed ❤️

    • Carol Epplin says:

      Vicki was one of my best friends who always put a smile on my face. I never saw her angry. I will miss you terribly, Vicki, but we will see each other again. You are celebrating with Amy, Ray, and Austin. Love you always!

  14. Judy Rheinecker says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Vicki’s passing. She was such a sweet, kind
    Person. She will be sadly missed by us all. May God bless & comfort you .

    • Pam Phelps says:

      I will miss her smile, her laughter and her ability to always make everyone laugh. She was one in a million and my life was blessed for having known her. Prayers and all my love to the Hillyard/Dierks family! Love you all!

  15. Lee Anne Martin says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of Vicki. She was a very early childhood friend of mine. Our families (Hille)were very close growing up. Keeping you all in my prayers and thoughts. Lee Anne(Hille) Martin

    • Ronna Jenne says:

      My deepest sympathies to all the family. Vicki was a sweet heart, she had a light that shown from with in. She will be missed, but she will always be in our hearts.

      • Ruthie says:

        I had the pleasure of carrying for her I could feel the love every time I saw her my prayers to her family and friends ❤️🙏😢

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