William "Billy" Dietz

Dietz, William "Billy" Longtime icon of the Ridgewood area in Joliet, Illinois passed away suddenly on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013. He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Dorothy Dietz; his brother, John "Pete"; and his sister, Brenda (John) Zeigler. He is survived by his son, Jeff (Lisa) Dietz; and grandsons, Justin, Matthew and Tyler; sisters, Joyce (Frank) Crnkovic, Rosie (Dave) Rush; his brother, Steve (Cindy) Dietz; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by "his best friend" and longtime companion, Betty Peterson. Billy's employers included Caterpillar Tractor Company and the American Legion Post 1080 in Joliet, IL. In addition Billy served in the United States Marine Corp. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Escondido, California alongside his parents. A Celebration of Billy's Life will be held at the American Legion Post 1080 at a later date.

Published in The Herald-News on Oct. 6, 2013