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Charles Eugene "Chick" Deitz, 81, passed away at 12:02 A.M. January 7, 2018 at his residence in Mount Vernon, Illinois. He was born February 14, 1936 in McLeansboro, Illinois to Robert & Necia (Mezo) Deitz. He married Phyllis Hall on June 24, 1961 in McLeansboro, Illinois and celebrated 56 blessed years together.
"Chick" is survived by his wife, Phyllis Deitz of Mount Vernon, Illinois; daughter, Angela Renee; siblings, Bob Deitz and wife, Joan of Mount Vernon, Illinois, Dick Deitz and wife, Sue of McLeansboro, and Priscilla Anderson of Cincinnati, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Chick proudly served in the United States Army from 1958 until 1960 in Berlin. He worked at the Register News for 50 years and retiring after 30 years as General Manager. He helped built the newspaper to employ over 125 people and spent more waking hours working than he did at his home. He was a valued employee that typed by hand and was known as an electronic genius who could fix anything. He also worked at the Saint Louis Global Democrat as composing room foreman and Thompson News as publisher. He was a loving husband, father, and brother and will be missed by all who knew him.
Visitation: 12:00 until 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois.
Funeral Service: 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois with Chaplian Ernie Collins officiating. Members of the Mount Vernon American Legion Post 141 will conduct full military honors.
Entombment: Oakwood Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Illinois at a later date.
Call Hughey Funeral Home at 618-242-3348 or visit hugheyfh.com for further information.
Published on January 8, 2018
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