Elaine graduated from Avon Lake High School. She was a head cook for the Avon Lake City Schools for 35 years. Elaine was a member of the Avon Lake Saddle Club and a member of the Lorain County Fair for 50 years. She loved Ireland and her favorite animals included horses and cats.
Elaine’s survivors include her daughter, Becki Kidder (Tom) of Avon Lake; brother, Lawrence Gates (Lillian deceased) of Avon Lake; grandchildren, Colleen Siegert (Eric), Laura Weakland (Bruce), Jill Carpenter (Mike), and Brandon Gates; great-grandchildren, Austin, Brooke, Blake, Jacob, and Jenna; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by parents, Gervas and Mary Ann Gates; husband of 42 years, Rolland Dieterich; and son, David Dieterich.
Friends may call at the Busch Funeral Home, 163 Avon Belden Rd., Avon Lake from 4 to 8 P.M., Monday, February 4, 2013. Funeral service will take place at the funeral home Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 11 A.M. Interment to follow at Resthaven Memory Garden, Avon.