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Memorial Service Saturday for Timothy C. Dietz

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Timothy C. Dietz , age 66, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2018, at his home in Trail Creek, Indiana.

Tim was born December 25, 1951, in Valparaiso, Indiana, to Wayne and Elaine Dietz.

Tim is survived by his children: Amy (Mike) Focosi of Lafayette, Indiana; Sean (Amy) Dietz of LaPorte, and their mother, Lora Gohn. Also surviving are his sister Kerry Smiertelny, of Chesterton, and two nieces. He had five grandchildren: Alex and Paige Focosi; Ryan, Keegan and Alivia Dietz.

Tim was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Terry Dietz, and granddaughter Lydia Grace Focosi.

Tim attended Chesterton High School and later completed his GED in Michigan City. His parents started Able Disposal Company in Chesterton in 1958, which was Timís first job. He also worked for Brown/Bulk Transport and Waste Management Corporation. He retired in 2014 from the Michigan City Sanitary District after 22 years of employment, working in all three divisions at various times. Tim was a proud member of Local 142 Teamsters Union.

Tim loved all animals, but especially his cat Sami. He also loved the outdoors, nature, flowers, and gardening. He enjoyed ballroom dancing, taking lessons in recent years. Tim valued connecting with people, and especially spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Those wishing to pay their respects are invited to a Memorial Service in the Fellowship Hall, at St. Johnís UCC, 101 St. John Road, Michigan City, on Saturday, May 12, 2018. Friends can visit the family at 9 a.m. C.S.T., with the service starting at 10 a.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to Geisen-Carlisle Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be given online to the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) or St. Judeís Childrenís Hospital.


Posted 5/7/2018




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