Joshua “Josh” Dietz, age 34, of Waconia, formerly of Glencoe, Minnesota, passed away on Monday, August 28, 2017.
Memorial Service will be held Monday, September 4, 2017, 11:00 A.M. at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Bongards, Minnesota.
Gathering of Family & Friends will be held Sunday, September 3, 2017, from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. at Johnson McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe, Minnesota. Visitation will continue one hour prior the service at the church on Monday.
Joshua Scott Dietz was born on February 25, 1983, in Shakopee, Minnesota. He was the son of Scott and Dawn (Akre) Dietz. Josh was baptized as an infant in 1983 at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Bongards, Minnesota, and later was confirmed in his faith as a youth on April 27, 1997, at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Glencoe, Minnesota. Josh received his education in Glencoe, Minnesota, graduating with the Glencoe High School Class of 2001. He pursued an Exercise Science and Coaching Degree at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, where he also played baseball and football.
Josh made his home in Waconia, Minnesota. His life was blessed with two children, Carter and Aaliyah. Josh was a loving father and worked as a heavy equipment operator for North Pine.
Josh enjoyed fishing, hunting, softball, baseball, dirt bikes and horseback riding. He lived for his kids and loved to play ball with his buddies on the Bruins Baseball Team or various softball teams.
Josh passed away on Monday, August 28, 2017, at the age of 34 years, 6 months and 3 days. Blessed be his memory.
Josh is survived by his:
Son, Carter Dietz;
Daughter, Aaliyah Dietz;
Parents, Scott and Dawn Dietz of Glencoe, MN;
Sister, Amanda Shepherd of Fayetteville, NC;
Grandmas, Nell Akre of Norwood, MN,
Sandra Dietz of Texas;
Grandpa, Ron Dietz of Arizona;
Aunts, Kim (John) Joos,
September (Ron) Meger,
Uncles, Earle (Rose) Akre,
Cousins, Kris (Damon) Crump,
Dr. Kate Joos,
Morgan (Special Friend: Kyle) Meger,
Mariah (Special Friend: Jon) Meger,
Other relatives and many friends.
Josh is preceded in death by his Grandpa, Earl Akre Jr.