Wednesday, October 29th, 2008
Mary A. Dietz, 81, died at 4:02 a.m. Oct. 28, 2008, at the Golden Living Center-Valley, St. Marys.
She was born Aug. 16, 1927, in Mercer County to Joseph and Regina Reithman Bruggeman. On July 16, 1949 , she married Leo N. Dietz, who survives.
Other survivors are a son, Timothy (Anita Hartley), Springboro; three daughters, Rebecca (Raymond) Broerman, Yorkshire, Cynthia (Lynn) Sawmiller, St. Marys, and Loraine (Tom) Bernard, Maria Stein; a sister-in-law, Ruth Bruggeman, Maria Stein; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two sisters, Grace (Clifford) Dietz and Beatrice (Walt) Boehmer; two brothers, Richard Bruggeman and an infant brother Jerome Bruggeman.
She was a homemaker and had been office manager at the former S & W Motel, St. Marys. She was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church and its altar-rosary sodality, St. Marys. She served on the Auglaize County Board of Elections in Noble Township for many years and was a 1944 graduate of the former St. John's High School, Maria Stein.
Funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. Anthony Cutcher officiating. Burial is at Gethsemane Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Thursday and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys.
Contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Lima.
Condolences can be left at www.millerfuneralhomes.net.