John F. “Jack” Dietsch
John F. “Jack” Dietsch of Shoshoni died at Riverton Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, May 17, 2011. He was 79.
Funeral services by the Shoshoni Masonic Lodge No. 25 are at Noon on Monday, May 23, at the Shoshoni Senior Citizens Center, with viewing from 11:30 a.m. to noon. Another viewing will be from 4 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, at the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.
John Frederick Dietsch was born in Scottsbluff, Neb., on March 10, 1932, the son of Furd G. and Martha G. (Roberts) Dietsch who were on vacation there at the time. He grew up in Casper and Midwest.
He served in the U.S. military in the Korean War zone from 1951 to 1954.
He married Veronica Ransom on Nov. 13, 1954, in Philadelphia, Penn.
Mr. Dietsch was a pipe fitter and member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union for over 50 years. He traveled throughout the United States to work at his trade. Following retirement, they spent several years in the South. They had lived in Shoshoni for the past 30 years.
He was a member of the Shoshoni Masonic Lodge No. 25, member of the Shrine, and member of the American Legion for 20 years.
He was a past mayor of Shoshoni and had taught Plumbers classes at Casper College.
His family said Mr. Dietsch enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping.
Survivors include his wife, Veronica Dietsch of Shoshoni; daughters, Susan Humphreys and her fiancé John Hansen of Greybull, and Stacey Hayes and husband Terrance of Shoshoni; Son, Keith Dietsch of Cheyenn; six grandchildren, Justin Humphreys, Davonne Humphreys, Davik Humphreys, James Mullen, Shadell Mullen, and Shayna Dow; two great grandchildren; a sister, Dolores Hollenbeck of Denver, Colo.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, John F. Dietsch II; a sister, Phylis Newman.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501.
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Services are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.