Coach Paul F. Dietzel went home to be with our Lord on Tuesday, September 24, 2013. He was born in Fremont, Ohio on September 5, 1924. Our family has lost a humble leader, loving dad and granddad; the world of athletics has lost a visionary and gridiron legend. Those of us who have been blessed to live along side, work or play for Coach have lost a caring friend, an uplifting mentor and a man of God. Coach passed away peacefully and is at his heavenly home. He leaves behind his dear wife, Anne; daughter, Kathie DuTremble; son, Steve Dietzel; daughter-in-law, Judy Dietzel; grandsons, David DuTremble and Paul Dietzel II; and countless athletes through the decades that Coach considered his own. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 27, 2013 at First United Methodist Church, 930 North Blvd., from 9 am until religious service at 11 am. Coach asked that in place of flowers that gifts be made to the local Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter in Baton Rouge, P.O. 14559 Baton Rouge, LA 70898 or online at http://fcabr.org/donate. The contact for FCA is Andy Stroup. Please visit www.resthavenbatonrouge.com to sign the online guestbook. Resthaven Gardens of Memory & Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published in The New Orleans Advocate from Sept. 25 to Sept. 27, 2013