STERLING – Mary A. Dietz, 66, of Sterling, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, surrounded by family at her home.
Mary was born Jan. 27, 1947, in Sterling, the daughter of Ervin and Irene (Weaver) Letcher. She married Terry Dietz on June 20, 1965, in Sterling. He preceded her in death on March 26, 2005. Mary was a member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rock Falls. She enjoyed gardening, and especially spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Survivors include one daughter, Wendi (Jason) Lamont of Roscoe; one son, Brian (Kelly) Dietz of Bettendorf, Iowa; one sister, Carol Shaw of Sterling; and eight grandchildren, Bryson Knox, Jared Dietz, Kristin Dietz, Kelsie Knox, Kaitlin Scheff, Kassidy Scheff, Devon Dietz and Chloe Lamont.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Terry; and two brothers, Ken Letcher and Johnny Letcher.
A gathering of family and friends will be 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at McDonald Funeral Home in Sterling, 505 First Ave. A memorial service will follow at 7 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Scott Porter officiating.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to Ovarian Cancer Research of the American Cancer Society or Gaffey Hospice.
Go to www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.