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Monday, April 01, 2013 8:02 AM


Nov. 3, 1924 - March 28, 2013

Mary H. Dienstberger, 88, of Delphos passed away at 4p.m. Thursday at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice.

She was born in Washington Township to Otto and Mary “May” (Kershner) Jettinghoff, who preceded her in death.

Survivors include 2 brothers; Paul Jettinghoff of Newton, NC, and Louis (Lorene) Jettinghoff of Delphos; and 13 nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Art Jettinghoff; sister, Alice Hays; 2 sisters-in-law; Kathryn Jettinghoff and Mildred Jettinghoff; and brother-in-law Jerry Hays.

She was an office manager for Household Finance for 3 1/2 years and served the company 38 years. She also worked at the Commercial Bank for 9 years.

She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. She was a 1942 graduate of Delphos St. John’s High School and attended Northwest Business School.

Mrs. Dienstberger loved music, especially playing the piano. She played piano for Autumn Years Choraliers singing group, was a member of the high school choir and St. John’s Church Adult choir. She was also a volunteer at St. Rita’s and at the Delphos Canal Commission.

She liked to bowl, read, needle point, counted cross stitch, bird-watching, watch golf and play cards with her friends. She was an avid Notre Dame and OSU Buckeye fan. She was very much a people person, making every occasion a party. She made everyone’s day brighter.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, with Father Melvin Verhoff. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. on Monday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, with a Parish Wake beginning at 7p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Parish Foundation or Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.


Last Updated on Monday, April 01, 2013 9:19 AM

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