Emilie E. Greenwell, age 90, of Clayton, California and formerly of Yankton, South Dakota, died Sunday, November 30, 2014 at her son's home in Clayton.
A graveside service will be 1:30 PM on Monday, December 15, 2014, at the Yankton Cemetery with Reverend David Gunderson officiating.
Emilie was born June 3, 1924 in Lithuania to Kostas and Matilda (Bernat) Dikmanis. She grew up in Lithuania and Germany. She married Kurt Naumann and in 1952 came to the United States of America with her son Gerhard and lived in Middletown, Maryland. She moved to Yankton and worked in the X-ray Department at Sacred Heart Hospital. She later moved to Bridgewater and later Cedar Rapids, Iowa where she began working for the Shrine Circus as an acrobat. She married Albert Greenwell and traveled all over the United States with the Circus until returning to Yankton in 1989. She moved to Clayton, California in 2010, to be closer to her son.
She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Yankton for several years.
Survivors include her son, Gerhard (Shinta) Naumann of Clayton, California and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Kostas Dikmanis and sister, Olga Schultz.
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I felt so bad that I was not able to come Emile's grave side
service. When she lived here in Yankton I attented St. Johns with her, and
got to know her quite well along with my 2 sons Mark and Paul. She would
invite us to her apartment and make us amazing meals. She would offer so
many kinds of food:] I had hope to meet you her son, but I am sure you are
back on Calif. by now. I also got to know Olga quite well. Blessings to you
and your family.
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