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Emma Louise Diemer Hetz
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Birth: May 16, 1890
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Death: Dec. 4, 1950
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Los Angeles Times, CA, Tuesday, December 5, 1950

Mrs. Emma L. Hetz

Requiem Mass will be celebrated tomorrow at 9 a.m. at St. Odilia's Church for Mrs. Emma Louise Hetz, 60, a native of Los Angeles, who lived at 443 E. 75th St. She died yesterday. Rosary will be recited at the same church today at 8 p.m. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery, under direction of White & Callahan Mortuary. Mrs. Hetz leaves a son, Edward C. Hetz; a daughter, Mrs. Emma T. Norton; a brother, August Diemer and a sister, Mrs. Anna Arend.
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My Grandmother, by Lois Hetz Jones
Emma was born in downtown Los Angeles on May 16, 1890 and baptized at Saint Joseph Church on September 21, 1890 and later went to school there. Emma worked making candy before she married, but she turned her check over to her father. She married Carl Hetz on Sept. 29, 1909. They were married by Bernardino James Schiaparelli. Thus starting a tradition of using Father Schiaparelli for weddings and baptisms.

When her husband Carl died in 1940 at the age of 54, Emma, who was 51, got a job in a factory. She also rented the two bedrooms in her home to boarders and slept in the living room on a roll-a-way bed and had a wardrobe there for her clothes. In those days there weren't the social welfare programs of today. Hence she did not have to rely on her children to take care of her.

She was very generous with her grandchildren. She always had special cookies and candy for us when we visited. On at least 2 occasions she took Jan and me downtown on the streetcar. One time we went to the most beautiful movie theater I had ever seen. She was active in St. Joseph Church as well as St. Odilia's all her life. She made breakfast for the priests and regularly invited them to her home for dinner. The priests in turn honored her at her death by sitting up three nights beside her coffin until her burial in Calvary cemetery. At the Rosary at St. Odelia's, the eulogy by one priest so moved her son Edward that he burst into tears. It was the only time I saw my father cry.

Emma was bedridden for one year before her death in Dec. 1950. Her daughter Emma Norton cared for her in her home. As she lay dying in St. Vincent's hospital she asked her son Edward to take dimes from her purse for ice cream for me and my sisters.
Lois Hetz Jones April 7, 2011
 
 
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 Parents:
  August Diemer (1863 - 1930)
  Anna M. Zenz Diemer (1869 - 1936)
 
 Spouse:
  Carl F. W. Hetz (1886 - 1940)*
 
 Children:
  Emma Theresa Hetz Norton (1910 - 1987)*
  Edward Carl Hetz (1914 - 1982)*
 
 Sibling:
  Emma Louise Diemer Hetz (1890 - 1950)
  Anna M. Diemer Arend (1893 - 1966)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Beloved Wife & Mother -- Rest In Peace
 
Burial:
Calvary Cemetery
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
 
Maintained by: Lois Hetz Jones
Originally Created by: Jane Marie Morrison
Record added: Oct 17, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22281936
Emma Louise <i>Diemer</i> Hetz
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Emma Louise <i>Diemer</i> Hetz
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