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Deborah R. Dietz

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“Doug, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
1 of 40 | Posted by: Brenda Zobeck - Iowa City, IA

“Doug, I'm so saddened to hear about this. I have so many great memories of hanging out with you two!!! ”
2 of 40 | Posted by: William Kline - Houston, TX

“Mike, Lee & Deb's faimily, So shocked & so saddened to hear about Deb's passing. My sincerest sympathy!!! Please know that my prayers are with all of...Read More »
3 of 40 | Posted by: Sue (Reneger) Widmer - washington, IA

“I never new Debs name but we always talked when we were waiting for our husbands to pick us up at the hospital. She was soo cool and when I saw her...Read More »
4 of 40 | Posted by: Sharon Kacer-Grecian - Riverside, IA

“UIHC will not be the same without you Debbie, our office now sits quite and sad. So sorry Dietz family for your sudden loss of you mother, wife,...Read More »
5 of 40 | Posted by: Susan Forbes - co-worker

“To the families of Deb Gray-Dietz; We are so sorry for the loss of your wife, mother, daughter and grandmother. Deb was and will always be a true...Read More »
6 of 40 | Posted by: Kurt and Sue Scott - Washington, IA

“kelly and family i am so sorry for your loss but i amjust as sorry for my loss of a very great fiend . Debbie was so proud of all of you and spoke of...Read More »
7 of 40 | Posted by: barb grabin - oxford, IA - friend

“Doug and family, We're so sorry to hear of the passing of Debbie and wish to extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family and of course...Read More »
8 of 40 | Posted by: Wanda Hughes-Pfeifer - Lawrence, KS

“My thoughts & prayers are with Deb's family! We met in school many years ago! We had some good stories... I will cherish those memories! Although I...Read More »
9 of 40 | Posted by: Suzie Hillyer-Sylvester

“To Adam and family: We are extremely sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers always...Sincerely, Tim and Angie Brinning ”
10 of 40 | Posted by: Tim and Angie Brinning - IA

“Doug and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Godspeed. Bob Sulzer ”
11 of 40 | Posted by: Bob Sulzer - Iowa City, IA

“To The Family of Deb Gray: Words cannot express my sorrow for the passing of your beloved Deb. I knew Deb many years ago when I attended Washington...Read More »
12 of 40 | Posted by: Robyn Wheeler - Iowa City, IA

“I am so sorry to hear of your loss.Everytime I think of your mom, I think of the energizer bunny, and of course that smile that would brighten anyone...Read More »
13 of 40 | Posted by: vala calkins

“To the Dietz and Gray Families As many others, I'm shocked of Deb's passing. She was a sweet loving person with a pretty smile. I will miss her...Read More »
14 of 40 | Posted by: Cyndi Arbogast - friend

“Deb's bright and bubbly personality will be sorely missed in the halls of UIHC. It was always a treat to see her, happy and bouncing. She often...Read More »
15 of 40 | Posted by: Gail Malin - Iowa City, IA

“I;ve been retired from the University for a year and a half. Deb was such a cheerful and cheering person, it is difficult to believe she is gone. I...Read More »
16 of 40 | Posted by: Jana Nieman - Washington, IA

“I worked with Deb at Washington County Hospital. She was so bubbly and funny. She was always ready to help. We had alot of good breaks together. ...Read More »
17 of 40 | Posted by: Marsha Chalupa - Wayland, IA

“You could always count on Deb to be smiling and have a kind word. I will miss seeing her in the halls and clinics at UIHC. Her bright and shining...Read More »
18 of 40 | Posted by: Peggy Schneider - co-worker

“I am in shock to hear of Deb's passing. We all know what a loving, energetic, fun, and kind woman she was. When I started working at UIHC in 1999,...Read More »
19 of 40 | Posted by: Pam Black - Coralville, IA

“Dear Dietz Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I was very shocked to hear about Deb's passing. I loved seeing her every morning when I was...Read More »
20 of 40 | Posted by: Shey Stillings

“Doug and Family - I am so sorry to hear of Deb's passing. I cannot reflect on my WCH days without Debbie being part of the story. I am so...Read More »
21 of 40 | Posted by: Wendy Waltman - friend/coworker

“My Thoughts Are With You: Dietz and Gray Families, I am not sure where the time has gone, it seems to pass so quickly. Deb and I were together...Read More »
22 of 40 | Posted by: Karen Loban - Dunlap - Coralville, IA

“Dear Dietz Family, I met Deb during my break times at UIHC. With her upbeat attitude and constant smile, Deb was always a delight to be around. ...Read More »
23 of 40 | Posted by: Keary Saul - Iowa City, IA

“Doug and Family, We will always remember Debbie has a sweet person and a wonderful Grandmother to Taylor and Jacob. She will truly be missed. ...Read More »
24 of 40 | Posted by: Betty and Mark Parsek - Rockford, IL

“I'm so sorry for your loss. I've known Deb for several years from working at UIHC. She was a great person - always perky and upbeat. I recently...Read More »
25 of 40 | Posted by: Deb Hurd - Wilton, IA - Friend

“Deb was one of the most delightful people I have ever had the priviledge of knowing. She always had a smile to share and a bubbly, friendly, playful...Read More »
26 of 40 | Posted by: Valerie Tammes - Co-worker

“So sorry to hear of the sudden loss of Debbie. I have great memories of our teen years. Was always so thrilled to run into her in town and visit...Read More »
27 of 40 | Posted by: Deb Batterson - Washington, IA

“To the whole Dietz family: Deb was one of the most bubbily, kindest, hardworking, individuals we have ever met. We are still in disbelief that this...Read More »
28 of 40 | Posted by: Kelly Miller and Melissa Kroemer - IA

“Dear family,my thoughts are with you all with the passing of Deb.She was such a bubbly girl and ALWAYS would say hi when I would see her at work.It...Read More »
29 of 40 | Posted by: Sandy Anderson - Iowa City, IA

“Doug, I am so sorry to hear of Deb's passing. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. ”
30 of 40 | Posted by: Darlene Clausen - Iowa City, IA

“To the family and friends: I was speechless when I read the news. Im so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful woman! I worked with her years ago...Read More »
31 of 40 | Posted by: Jeannette Wagner - Washington, IA

“Doug and Family, My prayers for the Lord to guide you all at this most difficult time. Deb touched many people in her life, as you know, and will be...Read More »
32 of 40 | Posted by: Pam Snider - West Liberty, IA

“Doug and Family, I'm so deeply sorry for your loss. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. ...Read More »
33 of 40 | Posted by: Gail Martens - Cedar Rapids, IA

“Doug and Family- So sorry to hear about your loss. Our family first met Deb when our daughters were in Camp Fire girls together. Always a willing...Read More »
34 of 40 | Posted by: Shirley Brown - Washington, IA

“Dear Dietz Family, I am so terribly sorry for your loss and shocked to hear of Deb's passing. I just spoke with Deb this past Friday when I bumped...Read More »
35 of 40 | Posted by: Martha Hedberg - Iowa city, IA

“I am so very sorry to hear about Deb's death. She was a beautiful, kind, caring woman. She brought sunshine and happiness to the darkest of days. ...Read More »
36 of 40 | Posted by: Sherry Whetstone - iowa city, IA

“Dear Doug and family, I wish to express my condolences to each of you.Deb had a unique gift of patience and a wonderful sense of humor.My thoughts...Read More »
37 of 40 | Posted by: Joellen Megan

“I am sorry to hear about Deb's sudden passing. I have known Deb for several years. The one think I will alway remember of Deb is her smile. ...Read More »
38 of 40 | Posted by: Sheri Plecker - Ainsworth, IA

“Doug, Kellie, Zach & Corey, I worked with Deb at the Washington Co Hospital at the "Front Desk." When I started there I was 17! She took me under...Read More »
39 of 40 | Posted by: Jamie Moeller - Keota, IA

“I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I knew your mother and Wife when she worked at the Washington County Hospital and at the University of Iowa. I...Read More »
40 of 40 | Posted by: Joanne M Paisley - Friend


Deborah R. “Deb” Dietz, age 50, of Washington, Iowa, died Sunday, May 29, 2011 at the Washington County Hospital following a sudden illness.

Celebration of life services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 2nd at the Jones & Eden Funeral Home with Pastor Darryl Carr officiating. Visitation will begin noon Wednesday at the Jones & Eden Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 Wednesday evening. Interment will take place at the Elm Grove Cemetery in Washington, Iowa. Memorials have been established for Hospice of Washington County and the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent for Deb’s family through the web at www.jonesfh.com.

Deb was born November 23, 1960 in Trenton, New Jersey the daughter of Edward and Evelyn (McMillan) Gray. She attended school in Washington, Iowa and graduated from Washington High School in 1979. On June 28th, 1979, Deb was united in marriage to Doug Dietz at her parent’s home in Washington.

Deb lived in Washington, Iowa since she was three years old. She was a Compliance and Coding Specialist at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City. During high school, Deb worked at the United Presbyterian Home and later worked at Washington County Long Term Care and the Washington County Hospital. Deb enjoyed being outside working in her garden and tending to her flowers. Her greatest joy was her family and she cherished the time she spent with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Doug Dietz of Washington, Iowa; daughter Kellie Hanson and husband Zach of Washington, Iowa; son Corey Dietz and fiancé Sheila Stauffer and their children Taylor and Jacob of Iowa City, Iowa; son Adam Dietz and special friend Abbie Woodburn of Washington, Iowa; parents Ed and Evelyn Gray of Washington, Iowa; brother Mike Gray and wife Teri of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; brother Lee Gray and wife Judy of Concord, North Carolina. She is also survived by her aunt Virgie Elliott of Bel Air, Maryland; mother-in-law Pat Herman and husband Louis of Sigourney, Iowa; and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by grandparents Clive and Carrie Gray, Howard and Blanche McMillan, and uncle Richard Gray.