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Tuesday, September 5th, 2006
Bernard J. Dietz, 79, 8 S. Eastmoor Drive, New Bremen, died Sept. 2, 2006, at St. Marys Living Center, St. Marys.
He was born Jan. 5, 1927, in Lima, to John S. and Florence Steinke Dietz. On Aug. 1, 1953, he married Dorothy L. Welsh, who died April 8, 2003.
Survivors are a brother, Donald, Celina; and three sisters, Mary (Mark) Heinfeld, New Bremen, Dolores (Paul) Weinstock, Maplewood, and Betty (Gary) Lovett, Lakeview. One brother Henry Dietz is deceased.
He retired in 1989 from Crown Equipment Corp., New Bremen and had previously worked at the former Stamco, New Bremen. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a lifetime member of American Legion Post 241, New Bremen.
Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen, the Rev. Stephen Wills officiating. Burial will follow at German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.
Calling is after noon at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to New Bremen Emergency Squad.
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