Mary I. (Sherwood) Deitenbeck, 88, of Sandusky, passed away on her birthday, July 7, 2014, in Stein Hospice Care Center.
She was born in New York State on July 7, 1926, to William and Lowella (Johnson) Sherwood.
Mary worked for Sandusky Plastics (formerly Foster Grant) for 27 years, retiring in 1989.
She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. In her younger years, she loved making ceramics and crocheting. She loved all animals, and lived for her family.
Mary is survived by her daughter, Cynthia (Niles) Fuller of Sandusky; sons, Dennis Deitenbeck of Baybridge, and Patrick Joseph (Frieda) Deitenbeck of Gretna, La.; grandchildren, Amber, Peter, and Jason; three great-grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Scott of San Antonio, Texas; and other relatives.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Francis D. Deitenbeck, in 2007; sister, Bertha Reed; and daughter-in-law, Marsha Deitenbeck.
Friends may call 5-7 p.m. Thursday, July 10, at Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Friday, July 11, and Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 429 Central Ave., Sandusky. Rev. Matt Frisbee will preside. Entombment will follow in Meadow Green Memorial Park, Huron.
Memorial contributions in Mary’s name may be made to the church, or to the Erie County Humane Society, 1911 Superior St., Sandusky, OH 44870.
Condolences and gifts of sympathy may be made to the family by visiting toftfh.com.