Lola Rose "Babe" Dye

Lola Rose "Babe" (Droessler) Dye, 87, of Platteville, passed away Friday, August 22, 2014 with her family by her side.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, August 28, 2014 at the Community Evangelical Free Church, 300 Pioneer Rd. Platteville, where a time of fellowship and light refreshments will be served following the service. Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the celebration at the church.

Online condolences can be made at

The Melby Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville, is serving the family.

Lola was born in Kieler, Wisconsin, to Joseph and Rose (Flogel) Droessler, the second youngest of 12 children. She married Jaime Dye on September, 14, 1950, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Kieler. They celebrated 60 years together. Jaime preceded her in death in 2010.

For eighty years, Lola was an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs. She loved power walks, crocheting, and traveling. Her sense of adventure helped her conquer her fear of swimming by participating in swim lessons at the age of 58, and riding roller coasters well into her 70's. Through her work at UW-Platteville Glenview Commons she spent 20 years impacting others. She was an excellent storyteller, caregiver, counselor, friend, best of all the world's greatest Mom.

Surviving are her children, Mary Rose Kieler, Fred (Glenda) Dye, Bonnie Eustice, Connie (Roger) Wiederholt, Janaan Dye Clark, and Beth (Chip) Rowedder; 16 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; one sister, Sister Dorothy Droessler; one brother, Al Droessler; and sister-in-law, Carol. She was preceded in death by her parents, eight brothers, Harold in infancy, Lee (Helena), Ray (Louise), Joe, Jim (Ginny), Gene (Rita), Jerry (Louetta), and Ernie (Bev); a sister, Mary and sister-in-law, Bernie.

The family would like to thank the special caretakers who went above and beyond and to all the nieces and nephews for their frequent visits. It was through her strong faith in God that she was able to get through the debilitating degenerative disease. Mom, Grams, GG, now that you are resting peacefully, we get the final word…"WE LOVE YOU MORE".

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