Jerry D. Deitsch, age 83, of Celina, passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at Mercer Health in Coldwater. 

He was born March 16, 1939 in Rockford to the late Earl and Christianna (Weitz) Deitsch. 


On December 19, 1982 he married Deborah J. Hughes and she preceded him in death on March 18, 2009. 

Survivors include a daughter, Tammy Reed, Greenville; a son Kurt Deitsch, St. Marys; two sisters, Glenna Deitsch, Celina and Kathy (Bud) Barker, North Carolina; four grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren. 


He was also preceded in death by a sister, Karen (Ralph) Stachler.


Jerry was a 1959 graduate of Celina High School.  He retired from the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department in 2004 and prior to that he worked at Huffy Bicycle Corporation in Celina for 37 years.  He was a member of St. Paul’s Country Church of Rockford, Celina Masonic Lodge #241 for over 50 years, Dayton Scottish Rite, Antioch Shrine and was the director of the photo unit on the Shrine for over 50 years.  He was also on the Lake Fest Committee for 40 years and served as the Grand Marshall in 2009.


A visitation and gathering of family and friends will take place on Friday, July 15, 2022 from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm at Cisco Funeral Home in Celina. 


Funeral services will begin at 10:30 am on Saturday morning, July 16, 2022 at St. Paul’s Country Church, 1538 Oregon Rd., Rockford, Ohio, with Pastor Steve Howell officiating; where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the Church.


Burial will follow at the church cemetery. 


In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Shriners Hospital for Children. 


Cisco Funeral Homes of Celina & St. Marys are honored to care for Jerry and his family.


To pay respects and to leave online condolences or memories, visit or Cisco Funeral Home Facebook page.


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