Thomas "Tom" Joseph Deitering

Born: Sat., Feb. 8, 1936
Died: Sat., Sep. 15, 2012


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Tue., Sep. 18, 2012
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Sep. 18, 2012
Location: Love Funeral Home - Ottawa

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Wed., Sep. 19, 2012
Location: Holy Family Catholic Church

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Thomas “Tom” Joseph Deitering
   Leipsic – Thomas Deitering, 76, of Leipsic, died 12:23 p.m. Saturday, September 15, 2012 at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.  He was born February 8, 1936 in Ottoville to the late Leo Joseph and Rose (Murray) Deitering.  On July 11, 1959, he married Mary Ann Kaple who survives in Leipsic.
   Tom is also survived by his children:  Cynthia Deitering and Kenneth (Julie) Deitering all of Ottawa; Mark (Sabine) Deitering of Elida; Kathleen (Kevin) Miller of Bowling Green; Ronald (Lynn) Deitering of McComb and Kevin (Rebekah) Deitering of Archidona, Ecuador; 16 granddaughters: Nicole Marie Clark, Evelyn Marie Deitering, Leah Jessica Miller, Lillian Mae Deitering, Elizabeth Deitering, Emma Margaret Deitering, Chloe Kathleen Clark, Alyssa Rae (Evan) Hartman, Anna Elizabeth Deitering, Tessa Rose Deitering, Eva Ann Deitering, Grace Catherine Deitering, Olivia Ann Deitering, Faith Ann Clark, Josephine Ann Deitering, Haley Marie Deitering; 10 grandsons: William George Deitering, Joseph Henry Deitering, Ezra James Deitering, Luke Thomas Miller, Seth Thomas Deitering, Samuel Joseph Deitering, Thomas Otmar Deitering, Alexander Loren Deitering, Jakie Thomas Deitering and Kevin Stensgaard; a step-grandson: Kenny Miller and a great-granddaughter: Seraphin Stensgaard; 3 brothers: Elmer (Sandi) Deitering of Piqua, John (Sherry) Deitering of Sidney and Daniel Deitering of Maumee and a sister: Mary Lee Laudick of Upper Sandusky; 3 sisters-in-law: Jean Deitering and Margie Deitering both of Dayton and Shirley Deitering of Baltimore.   Tom is preceded in death by 4 brothers: Roger, Herman, William and Leo Deitering, Jr.; brother-in-law: Jerry Laudick and a sister-in-law: Janice Deitering.
   Tom had worked at Sylvania Electric; following in 1960, he started Deitering Landscaping.  He was an US Army veteran serving during Peace Time.  He was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church, New Cleveland and on the Rural Life Board, Holy Aid Society; 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, Fr. Ronald R. Warnimont Assembly #3268, Ottawa Knights of Columbus, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Leipsic and the Amvets. His years of dreaming and hardwork came to fruition in 2010 when he helped form WJTA, Holy Family Catholic Radio, 88.9.
   A Mass of Christian burial will begin 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at the Holy Family Catholic Church, New Cleveland, with Fr. Stephen Schroeder                             officiating.   Burial will follow in the Holy Family Cemetery, with military graveside service by the Ottawa American Legion.  Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, where a scripture service will be at 2:00 p.m. and Rosary by Knights of Columbus at 7:30 p.m. and one hour prior to service Wednesday at LOVE FUNERAL HOME, Ottawa.
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Tamy Franz
   Posted Sun September 16, 2012
Mary Ann and Family:

You are in my thoughts and prayers. May Tom rest in Peace! He was a great witness for the Catholic community.

Thanks for sharing him with the Toledo Diocese.

Tamy Franz
Toledo Diocese Council of Catholic Women

Barry and Janice Wolfe
   Posted Sun September 16, 2012
Our Sincere and Deepest Sympathy .

   Posted Sun September 16, 2012
Dad thank you for being a father and a grandfather.
As I was looking through pictures today it reinforced the importance of enjoying life. I am so glad mom and dad had those oppurtunities.

Lincoln J. Bramlage
   Posted Sun September 16, 2012
Our Prayers are with Mary Ann and the entire Deitering family, Tom has been in my mind and in my prayers for the past few days constantly. May the Mercy and Love of God wash over Tom and his family, and may his grace and divine assistance always be with us. The Lord has begun a great work in Tom and all of us, and for Tom the Lord has brought that work on this earth to its completion. May Tom''s soul and the souls of all the faithfully departed rest in peace. Well done Tom, you have fought the fight, you have finished the race, you have kept the faith, now enter in to the home of your Father.

Kris and Mike Learned
   Posted Mon September 17, 2012
May Tom rest in peace, in the arms of Our Lord and His Blessed Mother. We are thinking of Tom today and praying for you all to be at peace. God bless.

Jenny (Shelva) Deitering Ritzel
   Posted Mon September 17, 2012
I was so sad when I read of Tom’s death. He was one of my favorite cousins. We were classmates in Ottoville and this made him really special to me. We spent lots of time together when we were growing up. I was so happy to be able to go to Tom and MaryAnn’s 50th wedding anniversary celebration. Tom accomplished so much in life and what a wonderful family he and Mary Ann have. Mary Ann, your life should remain quite full with all your grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Tom and Mary Ann’s biggest accomplishment, besides family, was the creation of WJTA. His faith really came through in this undertaking. Now he has a high place in heaven, overseeing this accomplishment and ongoing project.

My prayer is that you celebrate and dwell on the happy memories of Tom’s life. He will always be with you.

Greg and Amy Herren
   Posted Mon September 17, 2012
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Cindy, you and your family will be in our family's prayers. My God give your hearts peace during this time.

The Herren's-
Greg, Amy, Kevin, Kyle and Kristina.

Ed Gerding
   Posted Mon September 17, 2012
Mary Ann, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Time sure flies. It seems like only a few days ago when we all we kids and playing together and not even thinking about growing up. God blessed us all through our lives, even though we had so rough times. God bless you and your family.

Ed (Jim) Gerding

Lynn Dugan
   Posted Mon September 17, 2012
I am so sorry. I can't imagine.

Marita Deitering
   Posted Mon September 17, 2012
Dear Mary-Ann & your beautiful Family! My Prayers & my Heart reaches to you dear Lady, my Birthday-Buddy (31.Dec.) of each year. We where so very close at one time however live changes & God guides our path. In my Heart we are & will be always very close...Love from Marita

Sonya (Kuhlman) Berner
   Posted Tue September 18, 2012
Ron, Lynn and the rest of the Deitering family;
My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Thoughts and prayers to all of you.

   Posted Wed September 19, 2012


Beverly Ulrich
   Posted Wed September 19, 2012
Mary Ann And Family, So sorry about your loss. He will be greatly missed. Bev

Barbara J. ALthoff and Family
   Posted Wed September 19, 2012
Mary Ann And Family, Read about your husband in the Lima News, so sorry to hear about his death. You have my sympathies. Barbara (Gross) Althoff

Sharon (Steffen) Meyer
   Posted Wed September 19, 2012
Mary Ann and Family - I am so sorry to hear about Tom. He will be missed by all. I will keep your family in my prayers and God will keep Tom in His hands. May God bless.

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