Jack L. Dietz

Jack L. Dietz

Jack L. Dietz
December 22, 1936 – March 26, 2018
Oskaloosa, Iowa | Age 81
Served With Honor ~ United States Military Veteran

Jack Dietz, 81, of Oskaloosa died Monday, March 26, 2018, under the loving care of the wonderful nurses at Hospice Care at the MHP Hospital in Oskaloosa. He was born Tuesday, December 22, 1936, in Waterloo, Iowa, the son of Roy Wesley and Opal Elizabeth Knepper Dietz.

Jack graduated from East Waterloo High School with the class of 1955.

Following graduation, he served in the United States Army from 1955 to 1958. After serving time on the Korean Peninsula he was honorably discharged from the Army.

Upon his discharge he returned to Waterloo where he would meet and marry Arlene Dietz in December of 1959. Jack relocated his growing family to Tampa, Florida where his brother Jay, wife Marlene, and their flock of children lived. After almost a decade in the Florida sun he moved his family back to Iowa and to Oskaloosa.

In 1977 he married Martha Washington and together they would build a small house on North First Street in Oskaloosa.

Jack enjoyed riding his bicycle, playing pool, and listening to music. He had a soft spot in his heart for animals. He had the armor of a dry wit and disarmingly sparkling blue eyes. He had zero tolerance for stupid people, those of the political right variety.

His family includes his children: Denise Dietz of Glendale, Arizona, Darin Dietz of San Diego, California and Hillary Hurley of Ottumwa; two sisters: Pat (& Kenny) Hughes of Oskaloosa and Judy Saeger of Tena Vera, Arizona; and three grand dogs: Charly, Roxy, and Lucy.

As was his wish his body has been cremated.
There will be a private family graveside service with Military Rites presented by the Oskaloosa American Legion and V.F.W to be held at a later date in the Forest Cemetery in Oskaloosa. The Bates Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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