Mary 'Gert' Deitrick


Mary "Gert" Gertrude Deitrick, 91, of Defiance, passed away on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at the Advanced Specialty Hospital in Lucas County, Ohio.

She was born on June 14, 1923, in Defiance. She was the daughter of Albert and Anna (Randolph) Maag. In 1951, she married William F. Deitrick, who died in 1976. She graduated from Defiance High School in 1941. She was an employee of the State Bank and Trust and retired from the Dinner Bell Company in 1988 as cashier. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and its Altar Society, the Fifty-Five Plus Club, a former Parish Council member, eucharist minister, Bible study leader, money counter, received the Distinguished Graduate Award for St. Mary's School in 1993, and a volunteer for St. Mary School.

Surviving are a daughter, Mary (Greg) Jones; stepdaughter-in-law, Nancy Deitrick; three grandchildren, Kelly (Jeremie) Thiel, Kara (Ryan) Miller, Kirk Jones; and three stepgrandchildren, Christine (Ty) Guilliam, John (Dorianne) Deitrick and Carrie (Joe) Relyea. She was great-grandmother to Kailee and Kelsie Thiel, Hannah, Kendall, and Brooklyn Miller; great-stepgrandmother to Tory, Trey and Arianna Guilliam, Abigail and Meghan Deitrick, Jessica, Colton, and Aubrey Relyea; and was survived by one sister, Marian Gump.

Preceding her in death were her parents; brothers, Robert "Duke" Maag and James Maag; and a stepson, Robert Deitrick.

Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. Friday, August 1, 2014, at Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. A vigil service will begin at 2 p.m. Friday. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 2, 2014, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, with Father Ed Schleter officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery.

The family requests memorials be directed to St. Mary's Catholic Church and/or to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences can be given at

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  • Mary I am sorry you lost your mother---what a wonderful long life she had.  She was one of the nicest ladies I knew,  and always had a smile on her face,  Thinking of all of you ---You were a great daughter -

    Sincerely, Susie Bacon