James "Jim" Dietz Sr.
Jim Dietz, Sr., Well Known Local Man Passes Last Friday
Death claimed the life of Jim Dietz, a well known resident of this city, Friday afternoon, December 15, 1939. On Thursday evening preceding Dr. Dietz left his apartment and walked to the Manring home where he passed away. He had been in ill health for the past several weeks and during the last few days had been threatened with pneumonia.
The deceased was well known to many residents of Lusk, having resided here since 1922. He formerly was an engine inspector for the Chicago and Northwestern and was foreman of the roundhouse when it was still in operation here.
Funeral services had not been completed late Wednesday, pending the arrival of a son, Jim Dietz, Jr., who was enroute from Detroit. Owing to the fact that this information was unavailable, a complete obituary will be published in The Herald at a later date.
The Lusk Herald
December 28, 1939
Services Held For Jim Dietz On Friday
Funeral services were conducted for Jim Dietz, Sr., at 2:00 o'clock Friday afternoon, December 22, 1939, at the Peet Chapel in Lusk. Rev. M. H. Marshall officiated at the services. O.P. Harnagel and Ford B. Kuns sang "Rock Of Ages," and "Abide With me," accompanied at the piano by Mrs. C. E. Marvin.
Burial was made in the Lusk cemetery and while J. M. Hungate read the Masonic committal service his body was lowered to rest by Jim Hoblit, Jack Gartwell, Bennie Updike, Curly Hopkins and Andy Christion.
the deceased is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Earl Gray; and two sons, Jim Dietz, Jr., and Paul Dietz, all of whom reside at Detroit, Michigan. Paul Dietz was the only relative attending the funeral services, the others being unable to come.