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Mary Dietrich

January 22, 1928 — March 30, 2018

Mary Catherine (Robinson) Dietrich, age 90, formerly of Varna, IL went to be with her Lord at 5:00am Friday, March 30 at the home she shared with her daughter and son in law in Washington, UT.
She was born January 22, 1928 to Andrew and Gertrude (Wadsworth) Robinson in Peoria, IL.She married Henry "Jug" Dietrich, Jr on January 4, 1948 in Goodfield Baptist Church.
She is survived by her children: Joy Dietrich of Rochester, MN; Chris (Bonita) Dietrich of Peoria, IL; Melanie (Mike) Crank of Washington, UT; and Jon (Thu) Dietrich of Champaign, IL. Seven grandchildren: Karen (John) Eggers, David(Myranda)Dietrich, Crystal (Joe) Mahoney, Dustin ( Angie)Dietrich, Carri Crank, Tiffany (Bryce) Shively and Michael Dietrich. And ten great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, a half sister Litta Gertrude Robinson and 3 half brothers George, Robert and Richard Robinson and one granddaughter, Kaylin Dietrich.
She attended Eureka schools but graduated high school in Springfield, MO in 1946. She worked at R. Cooper, Jr., GE distribution in Peoria.
She and her husband farmed in the Morton area 16 years and in the Varna area over 30 years. They also owned and operated Dietrich's Crop Service for more than 10 years. They also helped to bring Christian television to central Illinois with Trinity Broadcasting Network. She loved to read and spend sunny afternoons on the back porch enjoying nature and a good conversation. She had a quiet, sometimes surprising sense of humor that as she put it was to keep us on our toes.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00a.m. on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka. Gary Webb will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral on Saturday. Burial will be in Olio Township Cemetery in Eureka.
Memorials may be made to Samaritan's Purse or a charity of donors choosing. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


APR 7. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)

Argo-Ruestman-Harris Eureka
508 South Main Street
Eureka, IL 61530-1316

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APR 7. 11:00 AM (CDT)

Argo-Ruestman-Harris Eureka
508 South Main Street
Eureka, IL 61530-1316

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