Ronald Dean Dietze, age 71, of Marengo, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017, at the Marengo Memorial Hospital. Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 9, 2017, at the First United Methodist Church, Marengo, with Rev. Diane Vorhies officiating. Burial will be in the Marengo Cemetery. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo. A memorial fund has been established.
Ron is survived by his wife Sherry, of Marengo; three children Angela (Brad) Allison, of Kinross, Danny Dietze, of Marengo and Chris (Tanya) Sparrowgrove, of Ladora; three siblings Kay (Levi) Williams, of Williamsburg, Jim (Jane) Dietze of Williamsburg and Carol (Chet) Ballard, of North English; seven grandchildren Annie (Zac) Schott, Alicia Weber (Matt Brower), Evan and Casey Dietze, Hannah, Abby and Wyatt Sparrowgrove; and six great-grandchildren Bentley, Forrest, Bella, Mallory, Bryce and Maci. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons Chad and Tracy Dietze, a grandson Corey Yardley and a brother Gerald Dietze.
Ronald Dietze was born August 23, 1945, in Iowa City, the son of Dean and Louine Schwab Dietze. He attended Williamsburg High School. Ron was united in marriage to Sherry Kaye Klein Dietze, on October 26, 1972 in Marengo. He had worked at Iowa City Metro Pavers, working alongside his dad and brothers, Marengo Ready Mix, and Young’s Iowa County Ready Mix, until starting his own trucking business with his family, R.D. Dietze and Sons. Ron enjoyed fishing, cabin life, boating, trail riding with four wheelers and side by sides, fishing trips with his friends, and spending time with his Chow, “Buddy”.