Donald E. Dieck
August 02, 1930 ‒ May 28, 2016
Donald E. Dieck, age 85 of Delaware passed away Saturday, May 28, 2016 at Willow Brook at Delaware Run.
Born in Detroit, Michigan on August 2, 1930 to the late Otto and Lucille (Nevkervis) Dieck, he graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and from the University of Michigan with a Master’s Degree in Administration. A proud US Army Veteran, he served during the Korean Conflict.
Don enjoyed golfing and sports, particularly University of Michigan football. Never one to ask for anything, he gave countless hours volunteering at church and in his community. With a personality that filled the room, Don was happiest spending time with his family, grandchildren, and friends.
After spending most of his life in Michigan, where he was the principal of Addison High School, Don retired to Tennessee with his beloved wife of 58 years, Mary Lou (Sibley) Dieck, ultimately settling in Delaware, Ohio for the past 12 years to be near family and grandchildren. Sadly, Mary Lou preceded him in death in 2012. He was most recently a member of Rural Chapel United Methodist Church in Delaware but frequently attended All Shepherds Lutheran Church with family.
He is survived by his daughter Dawn (Kevin) Bush of Millersport; sons: Mark Dieck of Pinehurst North Carolina and Kurt (Lonni) Dieck of Westerville; 7 grandchildren: Jasmyn, Morgan, Lauren, Josh (Erica), Jarrod, Emily (Patrick), and Alex; 3 great-grandchildren: Alyssa, James, and Caroline; and many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother James Dieck.
Friends may call 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Monday, June 27th at All Shepherds Lutheran Church, 6580 Columbus Pike, Delaware (on corner of State route 23 and Lewis Center) where a memorial service will follow at 3:00 p.m. with Pastors Craig and Wendy Richter officiating. At 5:00 p.m., family and friends will be welcomed to a celebration of life at the home of Kurt and Lonni Dieck to share stories and remember the great times that were had with Don.
Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center is assisting the family with arrangements, and condolences may be expressed and memories shared by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com