Theresa Mary Deiter, 88, Escanaba, passed away on Monday, May 8 2017 at Bishop Noa Home. She was born on October 14, 1928 in Osier, MI, daughter of the late William and Eva (LaLonde) Lancour Jr. On February 15, 1947, Theresa married the late Clarence Deiter at St. Anne’s Church in Escanaba.
Theresa was an active member of St. Anthony Parish and St. Anthony Ladies Guild. She enjoyed planting flowers, camping, snowmobiling, going for walks, traveling, and for many years going to hunting camp. She was often found reading romance novels and historical fictions. More than anything, she loved spending time with her grandchildren. Theresa was a loving mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.
Theresa is survived by her sons: Rodney (Amy) Deiter and Mark (Patricia Swanson) Deiter of Escanaba, grandchildren: Ryan (Monica) Deiter of Columbus, OH and Aaron, Brett and Abram Deiter of Escanaba, four great grandchildren: Natalie, Abbigayle, Solomon and Margot, special friends: Mary Ann Rivers, Natalie and Ben Swanson, three sisters: Lurline, Lela, Rita, and two brothers: Wayne and Irving "Thomas".
She was preceded in death by her parents, six brothers: William, Ronald, Norman, Dale, Keith, and Floyd, and five sisters: Yvonne Montgomery, Judy Eagle, Leola Wiltzius, Phyllis Deroin, and Wanda Orva.
Friends may call on Sunday, May 14, 2017 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Allo Coolman Funeral Home in Escanaba with parish prayers at 6 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, May 15, at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Wells with Fr. Rick Courier officiating. Burial will immediately follow Mass at Gardens of Rest Cemetery. A luncheon will follow burial in the St. Anthony church hall.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the St. Anthony of Padua Parish, 1820 9th
Ave. North, Escanaba, MI 49829. The family would also like to thank the staff at the Bishop Noa Home for the great care they have provided to Theresa over the past years.
The Allo Coolman Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Spalding are assisting the Deiter family.