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Friday, October 17th, 2008
Clifford Dietz
Clifford M. Dietz, 85, 405 S. Main St. Botkins, died at 9:30 p.m. Oct. 15, 2008, at his residence.
He was born Sept. 29, 1923, in Botkins, to Joseph and Elenora Schnippel Dietz. On June 12, 1948, he married Grace Bruggeman, who died May 6, 1992.
Surviving are eight children, Kathleen (Jim) Heitkamp, Houston, Janice (Lee) Wellman, New Knoxville, William Dietz, Robert (Lois) Dietz and Anita (Gary) Bornhorst, all of Botkins, Joyce Gehret, Anna, and Judith (Scott) Smith and Lisa (Ron) Elliott, all of Sidney; two sisters, Henrietta Knopp, Cincinnati, and Virginia Poeppelman, Botkins; a sister-in-law, Mary Dietz, Botkins; 27 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a son-in-law, Nicholas Gehret; two brothers, Eugene and Charles; and three sisters, Genevieve Etgen, Rosella Martin and Luella Murphy.
He was a retired farmer and worked at Wagner Manufacturing, Sidney, from 1961 to 1986. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Botkins, where he was an usher and former president of the Men's Society.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Patrick Sloneker officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Sunday and 9-9:45 a.m. Monday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Contributions can be made to the church.
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