October 16 1930 March 13 2022
Obituary Joseph Dean Dietz, 91, Rogersville, passed away peacefully, following a sudden illness, at his home, surrounded by his family and his dog Sassy on March 13, 2022. He was born October 16, 1930 in Iowa City, Iowa the son of the late Frank W. and Ava Dietz Joe attended Roosevelt High School graduating in 1948. He started college in 1949 attending Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls, Iowa before being called to serve his country in 1950. While in the service Joe attended the Naval Hospital School. He was a proud Navy veteran of the Korean War aboard the destroyer USS Collett. He was a corpsman (Medic) and was awarded the following medals: National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Korean Service Medal, and the United States Service Medal. He was able to attend his Honor Flight to Washington DC in 2015. Joe married Florine Meyer Shields on March 15, 1969 and excelled at many jobs prior to becoming a Professional Horse Trainer along with his wife Florine. He was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association and Joe and Florine showed multiple World Champion Quarter Horses during their years of training. Joe loved fishing, HORSES, going to casinos and could shoot the breeze with anyone. He loved to joke, tease and pretend to be a grouch but was pretty sweet on the inside. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Florine, his children, Patty (Steve) Haag, Mike (Gisele) Dietz, Bob (Tracey) Dietz, John (Shari) Dietz, Keith Shields, and Lonnie (Janet) Shields, 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Tom Dietz and John Dietz, a son-in-law, Jerry Callahan, and a daughter-in-law, Lynette Dietz. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at Zion Lutheran Church, 500 S. NN, Diggins, MO. Burial will follow at a later date at Cedar Memorial Cemetery in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Joseph, please visit our Tree Store or plant a tree. Read more
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Joseph D Dietz October 16 1930 March 13 2022.
Death notice for the town of: Rogersville, state: Missouri