Donald Eugene Dietrich

Greenville: Donald Dietrich, age 84, passed away peacefully at Rolling Hills Nursing Home, on Friday March 30.
Donald was born on February 1, 1934 in Palmyra, IN to Edgar Raymond Dietrich and Odessa Olga (Radcliffe) Patterson. On June 18, 1955 Donald married Mary Lu Dietrich. They have celebrated 62 wonderful years together.
Donald attended Pekin high school and was an army veteran. He retired from General Electric after 35 years of service. Donald loved spending time with his family, fishing, and tinkering with tools. One of his favorite creations was a car dubbed the “Dietrich Special”.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother Kenneth Dietrich.
He is survived by his wife Mary Lu (McGuirk) Dietrich, two sons Steven Dietrich of Georgetown and Scott Dietrich (Beverly) of Greenville, and a daughter Sheri Bower (Jim) of Sellersburg. His sister Helen Jarboe (Raymond). A sister-in-law Patty Dietrich. Two grandchildren Anna Dietrich and Erica Reiter (Kyle). As well as two great grandsons Colton and Cash Reiter.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 11am on April 2, 2018 at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra with interment to follow at St. Michaels cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday April 1, 2018 from 4pm -8pm and again on Monday April 2, 2018 from 9am until the time of service at Love Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to:
Alzheimer’s Association
Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana chapter
Kaden Tower 6100 Dutchmans LN STE 401
Louisville KY 40205-3284


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    Robert D Davis says

    Don you will always remember the young guy who made motorized carts. RVP my friend

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    c.h says

    Please be encouraged:

    “Truly I tell you today, you will be with me in paradise”

    (Luke 23:43)

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    Jeffrey T Smith Sr says

    One of my earliest memories is a ride in that car Don built. He and Mary Lu were good friends to my Mom and Dad. May God grant him peace and comfort his family.

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    Paul and Martha Missi says

    Blessings to the Dietrich family in their time of sorrow!! Gentle hugs for Mary Lu!!

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    Kathy Grayson and G C Grayson says

    Mary Lu you and your family are in our prayers.
    “May choirs of angels be there at his welcoming”!

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    Linda Smith says

    Mary Lu, Am so sorry for your loss, know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    God Bless,
    Linda Smith

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    Marilyn Whitaker Crumbo says

    Prayers for the Dietrich Family. RIP Don.

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    Linda Graves says

    Deepest sympathy, Mary Lu.
    Prayers from Ben and me being sent to a all the family.

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    Joe Ann O’Hara says

    Mary Lu and Steve, I’ll remember you and be praying for you both during your time of grief. Try and remember all the good times you had. The good times are so special.

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    Cary Dabney says

    Mary Lu and Family, sorry for you loss. Prayers are sent your way.

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    Nancy & Dave Merry says

    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

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    Judy Mindel says

    Mary Lu, just saw about the death of Donnie late Sunday night. So sadden with this news. I am sending my sympathy and love to you and asking God to give you the power to cope with your grief.

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    Mary Lu Dietrich says

    Thanks to everyone for your thoughts and prayers. My family and I appreciate them so very much. Love to all.

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    everett&joan mullins says

    we were sad to hear of donalds death you have are deepest sympathy are prayers and thoughts

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