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Juanita Rachel (Drum) Deitz

August 5, 1927September 26, 2020

Juanita Drum Deitz, 93 of Hickory passed away Saturday, September 26, 2020 at Trinity Village. She was born in Catawba County on August 5, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Rueben and Rosa Hollar Drum. In addition to her mother she was preceded in death by her husband Stewart Deitz; 6 sisters and 2 brothers. She was a lifelong member of St. Stephens Lutheran Church ELCA, and worked for the Hickory City school system as a secretary. She is survived by her sons Gregory Deitz and wife Kimberly of Hickory, and Eric Deitz and wife Rhonda of Hickory; granddaughters Lindsey Deitz of Hickory, Lacey Deitz-Medd and husband Kris of Conover and Brittany Deitz Hall and husband Robby of Rocky Mount, and Mackenzie Tessiner of Hickory; grandsons Dillon Deitz of Hickory and Tyler Tessiner and wife Wendie of Hickory; great granddaughter Taylor Deitz of Conover, Evelene Tessiner of Hickory and a sister Sue Clay and husband Bud of Hildebran. The family will have a private graveside service and will have a memorial service at a later date. Memorial gifts may be made to St. Stephens Lutheran Church ELCA, 2259 12th Ave NE, Hickory, NC 28601 or Trinity Village 1265 21st Street NE, Hickory, NC 28601


  • St. Stephens Lutheran Church
  • Trinity Village


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Juanita Rachel (Drum) Deitz

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Mike Hughes

September 28, 2020

I remember her very well was a very professional dressed lady so sweet and caring at Longview Elementary School I always looked forward to the times I helped in the office then after I finished school she was one of my special customers at my Florist Shop Rest in Peace my friend.

Tammi Jacobs-Brown

September 28, 2020

May you rest in peace sweet sweet Angel. I so enjoyed the time I was with you. You always had a smile and I loved my time I was allowed to serve you. I recall often the way we communicated and the lovely board of words, however you smile was the greatest. You are an inspiration to us and your smile will be forever in my heart.

Brenda Sloan

September 27, 2020

RIP Aunt Juanita. Greg and Eric so sorry to hear about your Mom.

Cheryl Krantz

September 27, 2020

I am heartbroken at the passing of Juanita, and so sad that I couldn't be there when she went home. She was the glue that has held me together many an evening shift. We have laughed, cried, shared music memories. I will never forget her happiness when I gave her the signed poster from Damian. I will always remember her smile and love. Juanita you made my life so much better for having known you, and I will always have you in my heart. Until we meet again my friend. Love, Cheryl Krantz

Amanda Gorin

September 27, 2020

It was my pleasure to help take care of this wonderful woman. I am so sorry for your loss Greg and Eric. Your mother was a joy to be around. I loved her and I will miss her greatly at Trinity Village. May she rest in peace. Prayers to your family in this time of loss.


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