Mary Dien (Meinen) Neutzler
August 6, 1932
June 11, 2020
Mary Dien Neutzler, age 87 of Burton, passed away on June 11, 2020.
Mary Dien was born August 6, 1932 in Warrenton, Texas to Herbert and Hertha (Albert) Meinen. She was baptized at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Warrenton on November 6, 1932 by Reverend Julius Bosshard and was confirmed September 15, 1946 by same minister. Mary Dien was a 1950 graduate of Round Top-Carmine High School.
On December 7, 1952, she was married to Lee Dell Neutzler at St John’s Lutheran Church in Warrenton. She worked with Lee Dell on their farm in Burton for many years, raising cattle and growing corn and cotton. They loved going to local dances on weekends and seeing all their friends.
Mary Dien was an excellent seamstress. She cooked and baked frequently, with her German coffee cake and pecan cookies being requested often at family gatherings.
She did daycare in her home for many children in the area. Years later, Mary Dien switched gears and became a caregiver to the elderly. Later, she volunteered at the Margaret E. Blizzard Senior Activity Center, which gave her much fulfillment and pleasure. She was a member of Greenvine Emmanuel Lutheran Church.
Mary Dien was strong willed woman yet, was also sincere and available whenever someone needed help.
She is survived by: daughter and son-in-law, Marla Kay and Terry Moon of Burton; grandchildren, Lindsey Eckert and husband Joshua of Carmine, Kristin Gaskamp and husband Gavin of Brenham, Mason Moon of Burton; great grandchildren Peyton Franklin, Avery Franklin, Hennessey Gaskamp, Gracie Lee Eckert; nieces, Linda Gaskamp, Tammy Brown, Wanda Pohl; and nephew Roy Wunderlich.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; husband; infant son, Dwayne Charles Neutzler; sister and brother-in-law, Evelyn and Melvin Wunderlich; brothers-in-law and sisters- in-law, Oliver and Vinita Neutzler, Franklin and Thelma Neutzler, and Calvin Neutzler; nephews, Larry Wunderlich and “O.D” Neutzler.
Visitation will be Friday, June 19 from 7 a.m.-7:30 p.m. in Brenham Memorial Chapel.
Funeral services will be Saturday, June 20 at 10:30 a.m. in Greenvine Emmanuel Lutheran Church with Deacon Cindy Robles and Terry Moon officiating. Interment will be in LaBahia Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to Greenvine Emmanuel Lutheran Church or Margaret E. Blizzard Senior Activity Center.