Saturday, November 7th, 2020
Robert 'Butch' Deitsch
Robert "Butch" A. Deitsch, 65, of Celina, OH died at 8:35 p.m. Wednesday November 4, 2020 at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima, OH.
He was born January 13, 1955 in St. Marys, OH to Robert and Ida (Henning) Deitsch. On July 15, 1973 at St. Paul's United Church of Christ in St. Marys, he married Loretta Rupert, who survives.
Also survived by: daughter Dawn (Chad) Heikkila of Minneapolis, MN; son Jason Deitsch of St. Henry, OH; 3 grandchildren: Ashley and Jacob Heikkila, Kirsten Deitsch; sister Cheryl (Gary) Dybdal of Huber Heights, OH; brother Bill (Kris) Deitsch of St. Marys, OH; brother Jeff (Sandy) Deitsch of Trinidad, CO; sister Lynn Freewalt of St. Marys, OH; brother-in-law Owen Hubbell of St. Marys, OH.
Preceded in death by: parents Robert and Ida Deitsch; sister Kris Hubbell.
He was a graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School (Class of 1973). He was a production employee for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. in St. Marys and Crown Equipment and Auglaize-Erie Machine Co., both in New Bremen, OH. He was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ.
An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed target shooting, hunting trapping. He also liked communicating on the Citizens' Band radio, with the handle of "Tennis Shoe".
Rites are scheduled to begin at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday November 8, 2020 at the Miller Funeral Home 1605 Celina Road (Ohio 703 West) in St. Marys. The Rev. Rhonda Hainer will officiate the services.
Visitation is scheduled from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to St. Paul's UCC.
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Please note that all attendees to the visitation and funeral service should observe social-distancing and wear face masks, according to guidelines recommended by the Ohio Department of Health.
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