Katie Irene Deitz
January 15, 1928 – May 14, 2018
Katie Irene Deitz, 90, of Hickory, passed away Monday, May 14, 2018, at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory.
Born January 15, 1928, in Catawba County, she was the daughter of the late Peter Paul Robinson Sr. and Susan Lavonia Huffman Robinson.
Irene graduated from Startown High School. Irene was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and dedicated homemaker who was known throughout the community for being an accomplished seamstress. She created wedding dresses, prom and brides’ maid dresses, window treatments, and clothing for children and grandchildren. She had a green thumb, with colorful flowers gracing her yard and home. When she cooked or baked, you were guaranteed to love it.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Glenn Lee Deitz; daughter, Diane Deitz Teague Goins; brother, Peter Paul Robinson Jr., sons-in-law Bill Jack Goins, Peter W. Whitener Jr.
She is survived by; daughter, Phyllis Whitener of Newton; son, Stephen Deitz and wife Donna of Newton, sisters, Geraldine Bumgarner of Newton, Louise Finger of Maiden; grandchildren, Eddie Lail, Scott Teague, Heather Klavuhn, Ben Deitz, Daniel Whitener, Jessica Coleman; great-grandchildren, Dustin Lail, Faith Wright, Braden Klavuhn, R.C. Coleman, Holden Deitz, Loralei Coleman, Henry Whitener, Felicity Deitz, Clara Whitener, Abraham Coleman.
A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, May 16, at St Paul’s Reformed Church in Startown, with Dr. Keith Brown officiating. The family will receive friends at the church, prior to the service, from 2 to 2:45 p.m. Burial will follow the funeral service at St Paul’s Memorial Park in Startown.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to St Paul’s Reformed Church, 3562 Startown Rd, Newton, NC 28658.
- Peter Paul Robinson Sr., Father
- Susan Lavonia Robinson, Mother
- Glenn Lee Deitz, Husband
- Diane Teague Goins, Daughter
- Phyllis Whitener, Daughter
- Stephen Deitz and wife, Donna, Son
- Geraldine Bumgarner, Sister
- Louise Finger, Sister
- Peter Paul Robinson Jr., Brother
- Bill Jack Goins, Son-in-law
- Peter W. Whitener Jr., Son-in-law
- Eddie Lail, Grandchild
- Ben Deitz, Grandchild
- Jessica Coleman, Grandchild
- Scott Teague, Grandchild
- Heather Klavuhn, Grandchild
- Daniel Whitener, Grandchild
- Braden Klavuhn, Great Grandchild
- R.C. Coleman, Great Grandchild
- Loralei Coleman, Great Grandchild
- Abraham Coleman, Great Grandchild
- Henry Whitener, Great Grandchild
- Clara Whitener, Great Grandchild
- Faith Wright, Great Grandchild
- Holden Deitz, Great Grandchild
- Felicity Deitz, Great Grandchild
- Dustin Lail, Great Grandchild
- Eddie Lail, Active Pallbearer
- Scott Teague, Active Pallbearer
- Ben Deitz, Active Pallbearer
- Daniel Whitener, Active Pallbearer
- Tory Klavuhn, Active Pallbearer
- Ricky Coleman, Active Pallbearer
- Receiving of Friends Wednesday, May 16, 2018
- Funeral Service Wednesday, May 16, 2018