Regina Mary Diederich
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Regina Mary Diederich
  • September 8, 1926 - October 27, 2017
  • Rochester Hills, Michigan

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DIEDERICH, Regina Mary, age 91, of Rochester Hills, died October 27, 2017 with her family by her side. She was born September 8, 1926 in Hamtramck, to the late Stanislaus and Frances Kowalczyk. In June 1950 Regina graduated from University of Detroit earning a Bachelor of Philosophy, majoring in English and Journalism. She was employed by General Motors, where she, created and served as editor of the Autogineer publication at the GM Technological Center. In October 1951 she married Robert F. Diederich. Regina led an active life; in college as a member of Rho Gamma Zeta sorority, then as Treasurer of the Industrial Editor's Association of Detroit. Regina was a member of the Garden Club, taught CCD and worked on the building fund committee for St. Irenaeus Church. She was a Rochester area realtor. Regina's greatest joy was her marriage of 64 years to Bob, and their six children. She also loved playing bridge with neighbors and GM colleagues, RV camping, sewing, quilting and baking. Regina is survived by six children: Robert (Kate) of Mercer Island, Washington, Ronald of Shelby Twp., Karen (Rick) Meador of Austin, Texas, Kristine (Jeff) Scheuer of Rochester Hills, Richard (Tammela) of Waterford and Raymond (Kristina) of Oakland Twp. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. The family will receive friends Monday, October 30, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Pixley Funeral Home, 322 W. University Drive, Rochester. Rosary service Monday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. The Funeral Mass will be held at 11 am Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at St. Mary of the Hills Catholic Church, 2675John R Road, Rochester Hills, Rev. Fr. Stanly Ulman, celebrant. The family will receive friends at the church from 10:30 until time of service. Inurnment at Great Lakes National Cemetery will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Michigan Parkinson Foundation. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.pixleyfuneral.com.