Martha Dietrich, age 95, passed away March 16, 2020, in Mansfield, TX. She was born April 21, 1924 to John and Clara (Restemayer) Hartz at Cavalier, N.D. She grew up on the family farm and graduated from Cavalier High School. She attended Aaker’s Business College.
She married Clarence Johnson and three children were born to this union, Elaine, Charlene and Kenneth who died in infancy. Clarence died in 1954 from polio. She worked at A. Short Abstract Co., Cavalier and was a Pembina County Deputy Register of Deeds. She also worked in other county offices including Bailiff in County and District Court. She married John Dietrich, Jr. in 1967. He died in 1986.
Martha was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and Missionary Circles of the Cavalier Church.
Martha spent the last six years in Texas and Kansas with her family. Preceding her in death were her parents, son Kenneth, husband Clarence, husband John, Jr., sisters Margaret Dobbins, Fern Dobbins and Evelyn Brosam, brothers Emery Hartz and Lloyd Hartz.
Mourning her loss are daughters Elaine Johnston and Charlene (Gary) Schock, grandchildren Kevin (Angie) Johnston, Cindy (Michael) Mills, Melissa (Jeffrey) Wenzl and Janelle (Jeffrey) Griffiths, ten great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A service will be held in Cavalier at a later date, with burial at Cavalier Cemetery.