THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
James A. Dietrich
James A. Dietrich, 89, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay with family by his side.
Born April 20, 1928 in McAllister, to Arthur and Victoria Dietrich, he lived in the area all of his life, except while in the United States Air Force from 1946 to 1948.
He worked for the Boilermakers Union for 30 years and retired in 1990. Known in the area for his Christmas tree lot, he looked forward to talking to everyone. As his health failed, it was hard for him to visit his friends that had been coming to see him every Christmas for many years.
He enjoyed solitaire, his garden, Packer and Badger games, but mostly loved time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and trying to remember their birthdays. He also enjoyed company and anyone was welcomefor a cup of coffee and a cookie.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Beatrice; six children, Janice Heagle and Jeanette Paul, both of Appleton, John (Diane) of McAllister, Joei (Steve) Garrigan of Lena, Jim of South Dakota and Tom of Menominee, Mi.; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Raymond (Phyllis) Hill and a sister-in-law, Geneva Olson.
He was preceded in death by a son, Jeff; a daughter, Jeanie; two sons-in-law, Valroy Heagle and Glenn Paul; three brothers and five sisters.
Friends called at Hansen Onion Martell Funeral Home in Marinette on Monday, July 31 from 10 a.m. until time of the funeral services at noon with Rev. Kenneth Michaelis officiating. Military rites were conducted with burial in Tabor Lutheran Cemetery.