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“I have only the best memories of Al & Mary when they were living on West 18th Street in Sterling, IL. Their son, Daryl, and I spent many, many nights...Read More »
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“I was very sorry to hear of Mary's death. I have such great memories of her, particularly at Sacred Heart Curch when, like my Mom, she lead her...Read More »
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“My dad, Bill Bartel, was Mary's cousin. Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your Mary. I remember as a child visiting her family...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Susan Bartel Belt - PA - Family

“My condolences on the loss of your wife and mother. I am the 3rd daughter of Bill Bartel, Mary's first cousin. May you all find peace in your...Read More »
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“I am the son of Bill and Joan Bartel and grandson of Francis Bartel (brother of Mary's mom, Lucile). I remember Mary and Al and their great family....Read More »
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Mary A. Dieterle, age 92, of Sterling, died Monday, March 4, 2019 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.

Mary was born May 19, 1926 in Sterling the daughter of Charles and Lucile (Bartel) Vogelsang. She graduated from Community High School in 1944 and was also a 1947 graduate of St. Anthony Nursing School in Rockford. She married Aloysius J. Dieterle on November 29, 1947 at Sacred Heart Church in Sterling. They farmed 2 ½ years north of Sterling then moved to Sterling. Mary was an active member of Sacred Heart Church where she was a Eucharistic Minister, assisted with cleaning, Meals on Wheels, food for funerals, Catholic Charity Board, and was a member of the church council. As an RN, she worked at CGH Medical Center, Colonial Acres Nursing Home, was a private duty nurse and also worked with children in need.

Survivors include her husband, Al Dieterle of Sterling; six daughters, Cheryl Gardner of Sterling, Carol (Gary) Bardin of Morris, Okla., Mary (John) Rahm of Versailles, Ohio, Donna (Gary) Robbins of Adkins, Texas; Helen (Frank) Kappmeyer of San Antonio, Texas and Julia (Charley) Kashou of Mequon, Wis.; three sons, William (Norma) Dieterle of San Antonio, Texas, Daryl Dieterle of Sterling and Aloysius (Rebecca) Dieterle of Sterling; eighteen grandchildren; and 31 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Kathleen Dieterle.

Visitation will be Tuesday, March 12, 2019 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM with the Rosary recited at 4:30 PM at the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sterling with Reverend Bruce Ludeke and Deacon James Dieterle co-officiating. Burial will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Sterling.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established to Sacred Heart Church, Newman Central Catholic High School and Home of Hope.