Service Time: 10:30 A.M.
Day and Date: Saturday, March 20, 2010
Location: St. John Lutheran Church - Russell, Kansas
Visitation and Guest Book Registration: Day of funeral service.
Family Visitation: Day of funeral service
Graveside Services: None
Memorials: St. John Lutheran Church of Russell
Daryl W. Dietz, 59, of Russell, died on March 3, 2010 at his home. He was born on February 28, 1951, the son of William and Edna (Deines) Dietz.
Daryl grew up and spent most all his live in the Russell area. He attended Russell schools and graduated from Russell High School in 1969. He met, fell in love and was united in marriage to Frances Jane Bahr on December 8, 1974 at the St. John Lutheran Church in Russell. He worked as a farmer and rancher most all his life. He also worked as a heavy equipment operator for Hubert Radke for many years. Daryl was not a stranger to hard work, working on his farm every day, but he also worked hard in the fields helping his friends during harvest. Anyone who knew Daryl, knows that he loved, teasing, having fun and playing small practical jokes on his friends. He enjoyed being a member of St. John Lutheran Church and participating in the church bible study. Daryl, had a special gift, and that was the gift of gab. Daryl could make conversation with just about anyone. It did not matter if you were a close friend, relative or total stranger, Daryl would always have a funny story, joke or comment needed to break the ice or lift a personís spirits. Darylís kind nature and caring heart will be missed by all those who knew and loved him.
Surviving family include his wife of 35 years, Jane of the home and a sister Diana Edgmon, her husband John of Wheeling, West Virginia and their 3 children Jason, Jeremy and Dena. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service to celebrate Darylís life will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, March 20, 2010 at St. John Lutheran Church of Russell with Pastor Roger Dennis officiating. The memorial service will conclude at the church since cremation has been selected for final disposition. Family will be available for food and fellowship in the church basement immediately following the memorial service. The family has requested that memorials contributions be give to the St. John Lutheran Church and sent in care of the mortuary. Condolences may be sent via email by going to www.pvpmortuary.com. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell is in charge of the funeral arrangements.