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Weigel Funeral Home ~ Swanton
Sunday August 18th, 2019
5:00pm - 8:00pm

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Weigel Funeral Home ~ Swanton
Monday August 19th, 2019

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Robert A. Dietsch

Robert A. Dietsch, age 95, of Swanton, Ohio, passed away following a sudden stroke, Sunday afternoon, August 11, 2019.  He was surrounded by his loving family.  He was born July 14, 1924 in Stroh, Indiana to Oscar Charles and Eva May (Abry) Dietsch. Following graduation from Burnham High School, Sylvania in 1943, Bob enlisted in the United States Army and was a World War II Veteran.  He served as an Army Engineer in North Africa, Sicily, Italy and Austria.  After the war he married his beloved Marjorie Louise Kelb and were blessed with five children.
Throughout his career Bob worked as a machinist, supervisor, salesman and finally as an entrepreneur.  He was a member of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in Swanton.  He was a proud and active member of the Swanton American Legion Post #479 and served on the Burial Squad. He also served on the Swanton Township Zoning Board, PTA and Boy Scouts. He was fortunate enough to take part in Honor Flight and was a WWII educational speaker. In his spare time, Bob enjoyed home remodeling, and spending time with his family:  working on projects and attending grandchildren's events.  Bob was active and vital until the very end.  
Left to cherish his memory are his son, Kurt (Janet) Dietsch; daughters,  Kristina (Kerry) Garretson, Constance Dietsch and Lisa (Ben) Ryba; grandchildren, Korinna Kasara, Eric and Adam Dietsch, Greta Knight, Dane Garretson, Zachary and Lucas Wertz, Beau and Abby LaVigne and Whitney Brown; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Besides his loving wife, Marjorie Louise, Bob was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Heidi Elizabeth Dietsch.
Family and friends may visit Sunday, August 18th from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton.  Funeral services will be held Monday, August 19th at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in Swanton, with Rev. Edward Strietelmeier officiating.  Interment, with Military Rites, will follow at East Swanton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Fulton County Senior Center or Swanton American Legion Post #479.

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So sorry that he has left us, altho he had a good long run. The world is a bit dimmer now, without that smile. Hugs and prayers to you all!

Cynthia Burkey Sep 9 2019 12:00 AM

Lisa, so sorry for your loss. I always remember your dad as being so kind! I would see him now and then around Swanton and he always had a smile on his face and would stop to talk.

Sue Szabo ( Mossing) Aug 23 2019 12:00 AM

Just talked to Bob a couple weeks ago. Always enjoyed conversations with him. So sorry for your loss.

Jim Chambers Aug 20 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Kerry Kristina Greta and Dane , so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad and grandpa. I love the temperatures are with you.

Carol Goldsmith Aug 19 2019 12:00 AM

A Sweet and Warm Remembrance Table Arrangement was sent by The Foerster Family on August 18, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Aug 18 2019 12:00 AM

Sending love and prayers to all the Dietsch family. Mr. Dietsch was larger than life and always so upbeat and funny. He was a great neighbor to our family and will be sorely missed. May all your wonderful memories be a comfort when you're missing him.

Kristina (Cook) and Michael Derhay and Jesse Filiere Aug 18 2019 12:00 AM


My condolences to you and your family
Thoughts and prayers

Psalm 34:18

Steven Small Aug 18 2019 12:00 AM

Dane, Greta, Kristina, Kerry, and family,

Im so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Ann (Cain) Lee

Ann Lee Aug 18 2019 12:00 AM

To all the Dietsch family, Our thoughts are with you all. Your Dad, Grandpa and Great Grandfather was truly a man full of life and the joy of living! I know all the Cook family thought the world of him. He has truly left your family a legacy of love! We are praying for you all, Bill and Sheila Cook

Bill and Sheila Cook Aug 17 2019 12:00 AM

A Garden Path Vase was ordered on August 17, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Aug 17 2019 12:00 AM

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