Arnold Dale Lietz, 91, of Eskridge, died on February 26. Arnie was born in Paxico on July 26, 1929. Arnie moved with his family to Eskridge when he was in high school. Arnie served in the Navy from 1950-1954; part of that service was in Special Forces in the Korean War. He was a farmer for 70+ years and a manager of the Topeka Goodyear plant for 37 years. He was a life long member of Trinity Lutheran church. He married Jerri Lu Wakefield on June 26, 1955 and they were married for 49 years until Jerri passed. Arnie and Jerri have two children: Kelly Humpherys (Allan) and Jerry Lietz, both of Eskridge. Arnie has four grandchildren: Jared (Lizz) and Devin (Emily) Humpherys, Ashley (Sam) Solomon, Garrett Lietz, and three great grandchildren: Jacob and Jocelyn Solomon and Amelia Gibbs. Arnie is also survived by two sisters, Nita Rush and Maddy Sterrett; and two brothers, Mike and Gary Lietz.
The family will receive friends, neighbors, and family on Monday from 4:00-6:00 PM at the Lietz home. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:00 at McFarland Trinity Lutheran church; interment will be at Eskridge cemetery will full military honors at 2:00 PM.
Memorial contributions can be made to Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Mission at Lake Wabaunsee and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple Street, St. Marys, Kansas 66536. To leave online condolences go to www.piperfuneralhome.com