BEAVERCREEK Dale E. Dietz, age 83, of Beavercreek, OH passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2012, at the Trinity Community of Beavercreek. He was born on August 27, 1929 in Dayton, OH, the son of Lewis F. and Verda J. (Denlinger) Dietz, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by an infant son, Raymond Ned Dietz. Dale is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Edna Mae (Slaughter) Dietz, of Beavercreek; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Sue Dietz, of Beavercreek; a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Douglas Miller, of Scottsdale, AZ; a brother, Carl Dietz, of TX; five grandchildren, Mark and wife, Jennifer Dietz, Scott and wife,Kristen Dietz, Brian Miller, Lindsey Miller, Gregory Miller; two great grandchildren, Camryn and Hudson and nieces, nephews and many friends. He was a graduate of Beavercreek High School, Class of 1947 and Ohio State University in 1951 with a B.S. in Floraculture. Dale retired as the manager of Knollwood Garden Center after 52 years of service and was a 60 year member of Beaver United Church of Christ. He was a former fire chief with the Beavercreek Volunteer Fire Department for 25 years, a 50 year member of Beaver Valley Lodge # 753 F.& A.M. and was a member of the Boys Scouts of America having attained the rank of Eagle Scout. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, from Beaver United Church of Christ, 1960 Dayton-Xenia Road with Pastor Brian Eastman officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Zion Shoup Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME-BEAVERCREEK CHAPEL, 3970 Dayton-Xenia Road at Grange Hall Road from 5:30- 8:30 p.m. on Monday, October 15, 2012 and at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Tuesday. If desired, contributions may be made in memory of Dale to The Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Avenue, Dayton, OH. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tobiasfuneralhome.com.