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Jody Lesch

December 08, 2017

Jody M (Dietrich) Lesch, age 56, of Norwalk, passed away Friday, December 8, 2017 at Fisher-Titus Medical Center.

She was born June 8, 1961 in Findlay, Ohio to Daniel and Phyllis (Pletcher) Dietrich. She was a 1979 graduate of Norwalk High School and was an active member of the Bronson Norwalk Conservation Club and the Milan Baptist Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren. She and her husband organized the Gingerfest for over 18 years, and she loved Christmas, shopping, camping and spoiling her grandchildren. She worked many years at Hy-Tek Auto Center in the office. Honoring her generous wish, the gift of life was shared with many people in need through organ and tissue donation.

She is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, Thomas Lesch of Norwalk; children, Joshua (Brittney) Lesch of Norwalk, Nicholas (Becky) Lesch of Seville, Ryan (Beth) Lesch of Nova and Cassandra (Joseph) Holmer of Bellevue; grandchildren, Gabbi, Landen, Emsley, Kinleigh, Kenadee and Madden; her two dogs, Jewel and Penny; siblings, Peggy Sue (James) Englert of Milan, Deborah Jean Dietrich of Monroeville, Rushell (Leland) Ringle Jr. of Norwalk, Daniel Alan (Mary Gahagan) Dietrich Jr. of Norwalk, Paul (Colleen) Dietrich of Norwalk and Farrah Lynn (Matthew) Hales of Monroeville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her son, Derek Michael Lesch; and a brother, James M. Dietrich.

Friends may call on Monday from 2 – 4 and 6 - 8 P.M. at the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk. A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 1:00 P.M. at the Milan Baptist Church, 5199 Old State Road, Milan. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the family.

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Jody M (Dietrich) Lesch, age 56, of Norwalk, passed away Friday, December 8, 2017 at Fisher-Titus Medical Center.

She was born June 8, 1961 in Findlay, Ohio to Daniel and Phyllis (Pletcher) Dietrich. She was a 1979 graduate of Norwalk High School and was an active member of the Bronson Norwalk Conservation Club and the Milan Baptist Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren. She and her husband organized the Gingerfest for over 18 years, and she loved Christmas, shopping, camping and spoiling her grandchildren. She worked many years at Hy-Tek Auto Center in the office. Honoring her generous wish, the gift of life was shared with many people in need through organ and tissue donation.

She is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, Thomas Lesch of Norwalk; children, Joshua (Brittney) Lesch of Norwalk, Nicholas (Becky) Lesch of Seville, Ryan (Beth) Lesch of Nova and Cassandra (Joseph) Holmer of Bellevue; grandchildren, Gabbi, Landen, Emsley, Kinleigh, Kenadee and Madden; her two dogs, Jewel and Penny; siblings, Peggy Sue (James) Englert of Milan, Deborah Jean Dietrich of Monroeville, Rushell (Leland) Ringle Jr. of Norwalk, Daniel Alan (Mary Gahagan) Dietrich Jr. of Norwalk, Paul (Colleen) Dietrich of Norwalk and Farrah Lynn (Matthew) Hales of Monroeville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her son, Derek Michael Lesch; and a brother, James M. Dietrich.

Friends may call on Monday from 2 – 4 and 6 - 8 P.M. at the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk. A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 1:00 P.M. at the Milan Baptist Church, 5199 Old State Road, Milan. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the family.

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Amy McMorrow, Gavin & Ethan Ward

NORWALK, OH, United States
December 13, 2017

Tom & Family,
We are so saddened to hear of your loss. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Krista Wagner

Collins, OH, usa
December 12, 2017

Tom and Family...there are no words I can say to help ease the sorrow, pain, and sadness right now...but please know that my prayers are with all of you and will continue for some time. My children were so upset as well, and I am sure that Elijah made it for the showing, as I wish I could have. With love in my heart and a big hug to all, I want to say how sorry I am of your loss!

Mindy Soisson-Calhoun

Norwalk, OH, United States of America
December 11, 2017

We are truly sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful woman and always had a beautiful smile on her face. She will be dearly missed

Nancee Seitz

December 10, 2017

Eric and I are so deeply sorry for your loss. Jody was such a wonderful, loving and giving person. We really enjoy having her and Tom as neighbors and looked forward to Christmas every year to see the decorations. She will truly be missed by everyone whose life she touched and that was many people. Your entire family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Louise Allen

Norwalk, OH, USA
December 10, 2017

My deepest sympathy to the family of Jody. May she rest in peace.

Barb Worcester

Norwalk, OH
December 10, 2017

Dear Tom and Lesch Family:

I am so very sorry for your loss. It is still hard to imagine that God took Jody so young and so fast. Jody was a true "Caregiver" in every sense of the word, a terrific organizer and a loving, outgoing, happy person to all. Most important in her life was her loving husband, her loving family, as well as her friends and strangers alike. She loved life itself and she was so very proud of all of you.

Jody was a key employee at Hy-Tek (she was well trained by Dick) and I was so very happy to have her back...she was a very hard worker and you didn't worry when Jody was there. I will miss her immensely, not just as an employee, but also as a close friend -- she was like a daughter. We don't always understand God's reasons, but I know Dick and I are blessed to have had Jody in our lives. She made a difference to the world. Thank you for sharing Jody with us.

My prayers are with you all that God will give you comfort during the time ahead and perhaps sometime in the future you will be blessed by your loving memories of Jody and your Mom and they will bring you peace. I'm well aware it takes a long time and I can't say the road is easy. Please call me if there is anything I can do for any of you. She loved you all unconditionally. My road will not be easy either, Jody was part of my heart as well. May God bless you.

My sincere sympathy and love,

Barb Worcester

Linda Felter

Norwalk, OH
December 09, 2017

She was a wonderful lady. She will be very much missed. Only God knows why he took her so soon. But for those left behind it won't be easy. I will keep you in my prayers. We never forget them and several days you will just start crying. We learn to live each day one at a time. Talking to others does help. Cassandra my family is here if you need us. We love you. If your dad needs anything. All you have to do is ask my family will do what ever we can. Love ya

Chris (Bush) Thielen

Toledo, OH, Usa
December 09, 2017

My prayers go out to you and your family in this time of loss! Jody was one of my upper classmates and a great person. She will be truly missed!

Connie Dietrich

Chatfield, OH
December 08, 2017

I want to say how sorry I am to hear about Jody. I no we didn't always see eye to eye, but she was my sister-in law. And families don't always get along. She will be missed. My thoughts are with you all. luv, Connie