John A. Dietrich age 88, of Quincy died on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 in Blessing Hospital. John was born June 24, 1933 in Melrose Twp., IL a son of Aloysious N. and Wilfrieda J. (Ehrhardt) Dietrich.
John married Paula "Jane" Maguire on July 14, 1956, in St. Boniface Catholic Church. The couple spent 62 wonderful years together. She preceded him in death on January 10, 2019. In their younger years, they bowled in a couple's league, played golf, and enjoyed camping. They would get together often with friends and play cards and go out to eat.
John was retired from the U.S Postal Service from his work as a mail carrier.
John served his country in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Parish and the Postal Carrier's Union.
In his later years John loved to go fishing and dancing at the Senior Center. He maintained an active social life with friends and loved family gatherings and time spent with his grandchildren. John was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, and enjoyed reading, especially Westerns and Mysteries.
Survivors include his children: Terri (John) Hanlin, Bill (Barb) Dietrich, Laurie (Tim) Liggett, Carol (Ricky) Wingerter, Kevin (Denise) Dietrich, and Susie (Dave) Cegas.
He is also survived by his grandchildren Niki (Tim) Scheiter, Matt (Kristen) Hanlin, Stacy (Mike Perkins) Hanlin, Erin (Kemmi Sadler) Williams, Megan (Tyler) Crawford, Connor (Dusty) Dietrich, Spencer (fiancée Korey White) Dietrich, Parker (Darion Stephens) Dietrich, Kyle (Courtney) Liggett, Kurtis (Jacquelyn) Liggett, Kelsey (Nathan) Jackson, Amanda Slayden, Brandon (Hannah) Dietrich, Seth (Lilah) Dietrich, Sean Dietrich, Toby Dietrich, Austin (Hope) Cegas, Cassidy (fiancé Cory Kinman) Cegas, Madison Cegas, Paige Cegas.
27 great-grandchildren, and 1 great, great-grandchild; a brother Richard "Dick" Dietrich; sisters-in-law, Leona and Kate Dietrich and Rosalie Maguire; his good friend June, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his wife, a daughter Mary Christine in infancy, both parents, brothers Joseph (Dorothy) Dietrich, Paul Dietrich, Maurice Dietrich; a sister, Rita (Robert) Hummel; sisters-in-law, Joan and Betty Dietrich; his mother and father-in-law, Paul J. and Mary L. (Brink) Maguire; a brother-in-law, John H. Maguire; sister-in-law and brother-in- law Rosemary (Max) Hardy.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, October 18, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Church with Father Tom Meyer officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Duker and Haugh Funeral Home. Those attending the services are asked to please wear a face mask. Memorials are suggested to Blessing Foundation for HOSPICE, the Quincy Public Library or to the Quincy Senior Center. Messages of sympathy may be shared online atwww.dukerandhaugh.com