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Josephine Nellie (Matz) Dietrich
September 25, 1931 ~ December 5, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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It is with great sadness that Josephine Dietrich's family announces her passing at the age of 92, on December 5, 2023 in Maple Creek.
Jo was born in Richmound Sask. Sept. 25th 1931, the third of five children born to Helen (Kambeitz) and Rochus Matz.
She was predeceased by her parents, brother John and his wife Florence (Bell), brother-in-law Bill Knodel, her sister Julia and husband George Friedt, and sister-in-law Pearl (Hardy) and in April of 2023, her soul mate Leonard of 72 years.
Josephine married Leonard Dietrich Nov.21,1950. Len was employed as a Pioneer Grain buyer and they moved several times, making lots of friends and having many wonderful memories.
Their son Darcy was born in 1958 and they settled in Maple Creek in 1959. Daughter Sherry arrived to the household in 1961.
Len took over Dietrich Construction and Jo helped out by raising the kids and sewing for a variety of people in the area. Later she took night courses for book work to help lens company, she also did the interior design and the painting of all the houses he built. Later she opened her own business as Lens Floral and Sporting goods and also did photography. Next was Cypress Custom Drapery and Knitting, while at the same time spending time with her grandchildren, who meant the world to them, and still had time for baking and her main love, her gorgeous flowered yard. In 1992 she retired and went and watched dad fish in Ferguson Bay.
Jo will be remembered as a pillar of her church, a hard and caring worker within her community and the best mom and grandmother ever.
She will be missed and lovingly remembered by those who survive her, son Darcy (Kathleen); daughter Sherry (Ron); grandchildren, Jenni (Scott), Devin, Colten (Kristen), Annie and Jack: great-granddaughter Harper, sister Mary and brother Mike as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A prayer service will be held at the Saint Lawrence Catholic Church in Maple Creek, on Thursday December 21, 2023 at 8:00 PM. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday December 22, 2023 at 1:30 PM With Father Amado Canaveral officiating. Interment to take place
Josephine will be laid to rest beside her husband at Hillside Cemetery in Medicine Hat, Alta.