Martha Marie Dittrich

Martha Marie Dittrich, 93, of Santa Fe, Texas, passed away on October 17, 2021 at her home in Santa Fe. Martha was born on August 1, 1928 in Schulenberg, Texas to loving parents Joseph and Albina Orsak. Martha was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister. She will be missed by all those who loved her.

Martha was a devoted Catholic. She was a member of The Altar Society, The Guadalupana Society and was also a Carmelite.

Martha was preceded in death by her parents, husband Leo Dittrich, daughter Deborah Delaney, son John Dittrich, sisters Julie Baca and Clara Evans, and brothers Lottie Orsak and Edwin Orsak.

Martha is survived by daughters Susan Bailey, Denise Bousley and husband Pat, Kathleen Shafer and husband Farley, and Diane Norman and husband Curtis, sons Michael Dittrich and wife Carolyn, Mark Dittrich, and Gregory Dittrich and wife Tammy, sister Emma Avanzato, and 15 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren.

A visitation will be held for Martha on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson, Texas from 4:00 to 7:00 PM with a Rosary beginning at 6:00 PM. The funeral service will be on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Hitchcock, Texas at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow at Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Dickinson, Texas.

Honored to serve as pall bearers are Clinton Norman, Kenneth Norman, Greg Dittrich, Jake Morales, Brian Delaney and Ross Haunschild alternate Pallbearer James Messina, Justin Clements, and Joshua Paddie.

The family will receive family and friends at a reception following the grave side service at Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church / Madonna Hall 10114 Hwy 6, Hitchcock, Texas 77563

In lieu of flowers, you may send memorials to St. Jude’s Children Hospital

Fund Name: Martha Dittrich Memorial Fund

or call 800-822-6344 to make a donation.


  1. Prayers and peace to Martha’s Family
    I admired her as a devout Christian Catholic.

    Betty Jordan
  2. Our beautiful Martha Dittrich, the rose among the thorns of life. As for me she shall not be forgotten.

    Carolyn de la Houddaye
  3. Mrs. Martha was one of the most devout Catholic ladies I have ever known. I remember her spending hours at Adoration, not leaving to eat. She was always asking me about my family and passing out prayer cards and medals to me. She will be praying for us in Heaven now. Praying for her family during this time.✝️

    Kim Ivy
  4. Everyone who knew Martha could say, “she was my best friend”. She is now my best friend in Heaven.

    Brenda Buffington
  5. Martha will be missed. I have known her most of my life and she was truly a woman of deep faith and spread her love of the Lord to all.

    Doris Wagner Weems
  6. A very spiritual & gracious lady!!! So sorry for ur loss! She never failed to ask about everyone in ur family!!! Rest In Peace

    Judy Wright
  7. Martha was the most faithfilled person that I know. She was such an inspiration to me and so many others. Her time spent in adoration of our beloved Lord, was amazing. She spent many hours in prayer for our family, for Katie, for Alvin to become a Deacon and Little Luke with his leukemia. Mrs. Dittrich rest in peace in the arms of our loving Lord. May your family have peace and comfort with beautiful memories of you.

    Linda Lovelady
  8. Such a beautiful lady, My deepest condolences and prayers for all the family in these times.from Russell and Camille.


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