Funeral services for George J. Dietz, 82, of Baker, will be at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 at Stevenson Funeral Home in Baker.
February 28, 2014
Funeral services for George J. Dietz, 82, of Baker, will be at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 at Stevenson Funeral Home in Baker. Father Thomas Tobin will be officiating. Burial will be in the Bonnievale Cemetery with Military Honors by the American Legion Post #35.
Family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at Stevenson Funeral Home.
George passed away Feb. 23, 2014 at Fallon Medical Complex in Baker.
George Joseph Dietz was born Sept. 29, 1931, in Baker the son of Joe and Hazel (Bergman) Dietz. He grew up and attended school in Plevna. George enlisted in the US Air Force and served during the Korean Conflict. After returning to Montana, he began a long career in the oilfield business. Over the years, he worked for various companies – Dowell, Big M, John’s Oilfield Service, and finished with Western Oilfield Service.
George was married to Mary Lee Moseley on Sept. 21, 1958. To this union two children were born, Dawn Marie and Dennis Lee. After their marriage, they lived in Glendive until 1963 when they moved to Baker where they have made their home since. Following an accident in 1981, George was disabled and retired from oilfield work. Due to failing health, George moved into the Fallon Medical Complex Long Term Care in 2013.
George attended St. John’s Catholic Church in Baker where he was baptized as a child. He was a member of the American Legion Post #35 of Baker. George enjoyed fishing, playing cards, going hunting with Dennis and camping with the family over the years.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Lee, of Baker; two children, Dawn Marie (Chuck) Lee of Baker and Dennis Lee (Gracie) Dietz of Corpus Christi, Tex.; five grandchildren, Victoria Powell, Douglas Dietz, William Dietz, and Brook Dietz, all of Corpus Christi, Tex., and MeKenzie Lee of Baker; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Richard “Dick” (Jean) Dietz of Fort Duchesne, Utah and William J. (Dianne) Dietz of Plevna; a sister-in-law, Gloria Dietz, of Glendive and brother-in-law, Frank Klauzer, of Andover, Kan.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Franklyn, Jerome, and Bobby; two sisters, Evelyn Dietz and Patsy Klauzer; and two sisters-in-law, Violet and Neva Dietz.
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