Sister Dorothy Dietz|
Sister Dorothy Marie (Mary Cordella) Dietz, ASC, 79, of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, Ruma Center, Ruma, Ill., passed away at 7:40 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, at the Ruma Center in Ruma, Ill.
She was born to the late Conrad and Lucille, nee Fleming, Dietz on Aug. 22, 1936, in Waterloo, Ill.
She made her first vows as an Adorer of the Blood of Christ on July 1, 1957 and perpetual profession on July 2, 1962.
Sr. Dorothy Marie was engaged in a variety of ministries, including housekeeping, sewing, cooking, chauffeuring, maintenance and home visiting. Her final ministry, spanning more than 30 years, was a home visitor to shut-ins for Community Care Systems, Inc., Hospice of Southern Illinois.
She loved her work with Hospice. In 1996, she received the Butterfly Award, presented in recognition of "her dedicated, sensitive, caring and loving volunteer service." She was always willing to go the extra mile. The North County News article of Thursday, May 2, 1996 also stated that "Sister Dorothy Marie enjoys her ministry of service to people in need...Sister has journeyed as a friend with patients and families who have become friends forever." Sr. Dorothy Marie considered it a privilege "to be able to be part of a professional organization providing quality care to all." She also received this prestigious award in 2008 and 2012.
Sr. Dorothy Marie was also active in helping victims of the Flood of '93. The Monroe County Board of Commissioners awarded her a Certificate of Appreciation for her "valuable, distinguished and meritorious service to the citizens of this county while serving in the capacity of skirting the FEMA trailers for the Flood of '93."
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Joseph Dietz; her sister-in-law, Joann Dietz; her brother-in-law, Robert Toal; and her nephew, Karl Reinhold.
Survivors include her two sisters, Mary Toal and Margaret Reinhold; a brother, Don Dietz; a sister-in-law, Diane Dietz; nieces and nephews; the many families she helped in her ministry with Hospice of Southern Illinois and members of the U.S. Region of Adorers.
Donations in memory of Sister Dorothy Marie Dietz may be sent to the ASC Retirement Fund, 4233 Sulphur Avenue, St. Louis, Mo. 63109 or online at www.adorers.org, "Support Our Ministries". To view this obituary and sign the register book, visit www.wpfh.net
Visitation: Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, and from 8 to 10:45 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, at Ruma Center Chapel, Ruma, Ill. A wake service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the chapel.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, at the Ruma Center Chapel, Ruma, Ill., with Msgr. Dennis Schaefer officiating. Interment will be in the Convent Cemetery, Ruma, Ill.
WELGE-PECHACEK FUNERAL HOME, Red Bud, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Aug. 18, 2016