RONALD G. DIETRICH, 71, of Fremont, Ind. and Englewood, Fla., passed away on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. Born May 31, 1941, in East Lansing, Mich., he was the son of the late William and Irma (St. John) Dietrich. He graduated from East Lansing High School in 1959; served in the Army National Guard; and graduated from Michigan State University in 1963, with a degree in electrical engineering. A retiree, he had been employed by Magnavox and Seimens, and was the owner of the Fremont Hardware for 10 years. He was a long time member of Clear Lake Bible Church, serving on the board for many years. He was a member of the Steuben County and the Fort Wayne Woodworkers Clubs, and spent many hours in his workshop. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Ilene (Behrens) Dietrich; two daughters, Cindy (Jack) Hilyard of Angola and Jennifer (Ryan) Schultz of Aurora, Ill.; seven grandchildren; brothers, William Dietrich of Lansing, Mich. and Douglas Dietrich of Sanibel Island, Fla.; and sister, Rozanne McCracken of Northridge, Calif. He was also preceded in death by his son, Gerald. Memorial service is noon Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at Clear Lake Bible Church in Fremont, Ind., with visitation from 10 a.m. to noon. Preferred memorials to Clear Lake Bible Church or Gideon's International.
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Jan. 9, 2013