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Jacqueline Eva Dietze “beloved mother, grandma, and great-grandma”
SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.---Jacqueline Eva “Jackie” Dietze, 78, a lifelong resident of Shinglehouse, passed away unexpectedly in her home on Thursday, January 25, 2018.
Born on July 19, 1939 in Olean, N.Y., she was a daughter of Levernon “Vernie” and Eva Foote Howard.
Jackie was a graduate of Oswayo Valley High School, Shinglehouse, Class of 1957. She was a loving mother, having raised her six sons. She was a former member of the Shinglehouse American Legion Post 530 Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed feeding and watching birds. She loved to read. Jackie’s greatest love was her family.
Surviving are four sons, Michael H. (Evie) Dietze of Summerville, South Carolina, Roger M. (Vicki) Dietze of Shinglehouse, David A. Dietze of Cartersville, Georgia, and Virgil B. Dietze of Shinglehouse; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters, Geraldine “Ella” Howard and Yvonne Milliken, both of Shinglehouse; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Jackie was predeceased by two sons, Gregory K. “Greg” Dietze and Gary G. Dietze; four brothers, Virgil L. Howard, Vincent Howard, Henry “Hank” Howard, and Leonard “Joe” Howard; and a sister, Aola Maxson.
In keeping with Jackie’s wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral services.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials in memory of Jackie and her love of reading may be made to the Oswayo Valley Memorial Library, PO Box 188, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.
Jackie’s family has entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
To express condolences or share a fond memory of Jackie, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com