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John K. Dietrich

On Saturday, May 4th, 2019, John K. Dietrich, loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away at the age of 80. Funeral service will be held Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church, Cavalier, ND. Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 8th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Cavalier. Memorials are preferred to Hospice of the Red River Valley, Altru Hospice, Cavalier, or Trinity United Methodist Church, Cavalier.

John was born March 8, 1939 in Drayton, ND, to John and Kathleen Dietrich. He grew up on the farm and attended school in Glasston and St. Thomas, ND. On August 6, 1961, he married Fredricka (Fritzie) Letzring. They raised their son, Michael, on the same farm that John grew up.

John proudly farmed for over 40 years and would occasionally drive buses and over-the-road trucks for friends. After retirement from farming, he enjoyed helping other farmers and friends in the area. John served in the Army as a helicopter mechanic and was a member of the local American Legion. John loved his family, loved his friends, and loved the Lord. He was a member of Glasston and Trinity United Methodist churches.

John was preceded in death by parents and two sisters: Janet and Jeanette. He is survived by his wife Fritzie; son Michael and daughter-in-law Julie; two grandsons: Evan and Daniel; sister, Donna; nieces: Shaunn, Jennifer, Erin; and nephew, Nicholas.

Visitation on Wednesday, May 8th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the church.

Funeral Service

Thursday, May 09, 2019
10:30 AM

Trinity United Methodist Church
108 Elizabeth St. W.
Cavalier, ND 58220

Visitation on Wednesday, May 8th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the church.

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Fritzie, Michael, and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you throughout this difficult time. Dennis and Peggy Nordstrom

Dennis Nordstrom May 9 2019 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathies to your family.

Marvin & Karen Bohn May 9 2019 12:00 AM

Deepest sympathy on Your loss --Prayers !

Geri Thomas May 8 2019 12:00 AM

May you find peace in heaven. Our prayers are with you and your family. Rest in PEACE!

Rod Nupdal May 7 2019 12:00 AM

Fritzie, Michael & Family, No matter where you met John he had a big smile and always a friendly HELLO. No words can take away the heartache, no hugs can ease your pain but hopefully you can feel the love and support through the prayers and thoughts of many that surround you. Our deepest sympathy to all of you, Don & Michelle Murray

Don & Michelle Murray May 7 2019 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathay on your loss of John.

Edythe Thom May 7 2019 12:00 AM

Though it has been a LONG time since i rode the school bus that John drove, I remember him doing a great job in keeping us all safe and the kids under control!! My sympathy to his family.

Rita Vaughn May 6 2019 12:00 AM

I will miss seeing Johnny around town, at Bjornson's and at the store. You were a good friend to me and my sons and we always enjoyed his visits. I will always remember watching for your pickup to come out in the dark to find us in the fields at Mahar's, we knew dawn was coming when you showed up. Rest in peace my friend.

Deb Thompson May 6 2019 12:00 AM