John Dietz age 72, 121 West Lafayette Street Portland passed away Sunday in the Jay County Hospital. He was born September 5, 1941 in Bloomington, Illinois the son of John and Almeda (Durst) Dietz. He was married in 1975 to Lois Miner who survives. He retired from F.C.C. in Portland and had worked for Naas Foods. He served with the U.S. Army and was a member of American Legion Post #211 and Portland Moose Lodge.
Surviving are his wife Lois, three sons Clyde Corle (wife Pat) of Dayton, Ohio, Roger Corle (wife Vicki) of Portland and Randy Corle of Pennsylvania, Three sisters Bev Lane of McClain, Ill., Pat Webb of Prarieville Mo. And Sharon Kauele of Illinois, Seven grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren
Funeral services will be Thursday at 10:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Nan Weesner presiding. Burial will follow in the Green Park Cemetery with military services by American Legion Post #211. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Memorials can be made to Church of God of Prophecy.