Joan C (Helmsing) Dieringer

June 13, 1934 ~ November 10, 2022 (age 88)
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Joan C. Dieringer, 88, of Saint Marys, died 5:00 A.M. Thursday, November 10, 2022, at Otterbein Saint Marys Retirement Community.

She was born June 13, 1934, in Minster, Ohio, the daughter of Walter and Matilda (Frericks) Helmsing.


She is survived by her daughters: Patricia (Kurtiss) Hertenstein of Indianapolis; Debra Axe of Marysville; Dianne (Ed) Anderson of Saint Marys. She is also survived by her step-children: Nancy (Greg) Gosline of Redbud, North Carolina; Doug Fortman of Dublin, Ohio; Vicki (Larry Bondy) Fortman of Lebanon, Ohio; Joni (Craig) Huwer of Saint Marys; Gregg (Kathy) Dieringer of Saint Marys; Mike Dieringer of Saint Marys; Julie Dieringer of Saint Marys. She is survived by her grandchildren: Kyle, Megan, Lauren, Jason, Samantha, Eric and Michelle; by her great-grandchildren: Amelia, Daisy, Joanna, Maxwell, Grayson and Jovie. She is also survived by numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. She is survived by her brother-in-law, Al Eberle of Saint Marys.


Joan was preceded in death by her three husbands: Donald Glick, Robert Fortman and Lawrence Dieringer; by her parents and by a step-daughter, Vicky Kennedy; by a sister, Arlene Eberle.


Joan was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Saint Marys and was a retired homemaker. She enjoyed cheering on the Cincinnati Reds and OSU Buckeyes.


Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 A.M. Friday, November 18, 2022, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Saint Marys, Father Rob Muhlenkamp, celebrant. 

Friends may call from 9:30-11:00 A.M. Friday at the church, where memorial gifts may be given to either Friends of Holy Rosary School or Grand Lake Hospice. 

Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, Saint Marys, is entrusted with Joan’s funeral arrangements and condolences may be sent to her family via



November 18, 2022

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Holy Rosary Catholic Church
511 East Spring Street
Saint Marys, OH 45885

Mass of Christian Burial
November 18, 2022

11:00 AM
Holy Rosary Catholic Church (Ohio)

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Joan Dieringer

June 13, 1934-November 10, 2022

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