Joan L. Dietrich

February 2, 2012  

CARTHAGE, N.Y.  —  Joan Louise Dietrich, 72, of Country Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, under the care of the South Unit. 

Born Oct. 3, 1939, in Watertown, the daughter of the late Carl Otto and Florence May Robbins Dietrich, she attended school in LaFargeville. She lived with her parents in Copenhagen and then moved to Watertown and was under the care of Jefferson Rehabilitation Center. 

Joan was a resident of Country Manor since 2003. 

Surviving are five siblings, Janet M. and Norman Oatman, Adams Center, Joyce E. Dietrich, Watertown, Carl F. and Judy Dietrich, Warner Robins, Ga., Barbara E. Elliott, Carthage, and Norma J. Jareo, Watertown; several nieces and nephews. 

Two brothers, David C. and Lawrence J. Dietrich, died before her. 

A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at Sundquist Funeral Home with Matt Zehr, assistant pastor of the Lowville Abundant Life Community Church, officiating. 

Spring burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Copenhagen.  

Calling hour will be one hour prior to the service on Saturday. 

Memorials in Joan’s name may be made to: American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons Street, PO Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057-0007; American Diabetes Association, 356 N. Midler Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13206. 

Joan’s family would like to thank all of the staff and the South Unit nurses and aides at Country Manor for the care and compassion of their sister. 

Condolences may be made on the online guest book at

Information provided by Sundquist Funeral Home of Lowville and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.