OBITUARY

Ralph Bernard Dietz

June 20, 1931January 29, 2021
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Ralph Bernard Dietz, age 89, of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away on Friday, January 29, 2021. Ralph was born June 20, 1931 in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late T. Bernadette (Arvin) Dietz and Irvin F. Dietz. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn J. (Ferguson) Dietz and son, Michael Dietz. Ralph was a faithful man and attended Holy Name Catholic Church. He worked many years as a typesetter for Miles Press and Jackson Press. Ralph was a big Colts and Pacers fan and enjoyed golfing and working the Indy 500 as a "yellow shirt".

Ralph is survived by his daughters, Maureen Klekar (Steve), Kathy Westerfield, and Janice Self; brother, Thomas Dietz; 4 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; close family, Thomas Dietz, Jr. and Pat Jones; and many other family members he loved dearly.

His Private Family Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, February 3, 2021at Holy Name Catholic Church, 89 N 17th Ave, Beech Grove, Indiana with entombment following at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana. Social distancing and face masks are required and the Mass will be live streamed on the Facebook page of Little & Sons Funeral Home - Beech Grove and viewable by clicking the view live stream link in the services section of his obituary page at www.littleandsonsbeechgrove.com at approximately 2pm.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ralph's memory may be made to Holy Name Catholic Church, 89 N 17th Ave, Beech Grove, Indiana 46107.

  • FAMILY

  • Irvin F. Dietz, Father (deceased)
  • T. Bernadette (Arvin) Dietz, Mother (deceased)
  • Marilyn J. (Ferguson) Dietz, Wife (deceased)
  • Michael Dietz, Son (deceased)
  • Maureen Klekar (Steve), Daughter
  • Kathy Westerfield, Daughter
  • Janice Self, Daughter
  • Thomas Dietz, Brother
  • DONATIONS

  • Holy Name Catholic Church

Services

  • Private Family Mass of Christian Burial

    Wednesday, February 3, 2021

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Ann Tierney

February 6, 2021

To Ralph Dietz’s family. I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. My memories of your dad was his meticulous care of your yard and then I think I remember him thoroughly clean the lawnmower every time he cut the grass. Your yard was the best looking yard on Main Street. 🙂 Again, so sorry on the loss of your dad. May he Rest In Peace.

Dave Frye

February 4, 2021

Maureen - I just saw this in paper. So sorry to hear this and send you and your family my sincere condolences. Hope you still remember me even though I don’t remember your dad being one of my biggest fans. Hope this finds you in good health and safe during these crazy days. Your old buddy, Dave

Michael Tierney

February 3, 2021

I will always remember Ralph tending his lawn. It seemed to me his favorite pastime.

Scott Klekar

February 3, 2021

Maureen Klekar

February 3, 2021

I remember Dad coming to my home every year for Thanksgiving dinner. He always enjoyed seeing his Grandkids and great Grandchildren. He especially looked forward to me making a chocolate cream pie which was his favorite. When we all got together for Christmas, he looked forward to me bringing chocolate peanut butter balls to his house. He would always put some in his own little container to save for later.

Janice Self

February 1, 2021

These last several years of Dad’s life I have enjoyed going to Colts & Pacers games with Dad. We always went out to eat either before or after the games. He was the only that had enough interest in sports to go to every game with me. Even though Dad was never much of a talker it was nice to go with someone who liked football & basketball as much as I did. Love you Dad, Jan

Shelley Cotton

January 31, 2021

Shelley Cotton

January 31, 2021

Shelley Cotton

January 31, 2021

Tommy Dietz, Jr

January 31, 2021

Uncle Ralph,
It has been a true blessing to have an uncle as devoted and caring as you and Aunt Marilyn. Your love and devotion continued with my wife Michele, son Nicolas and daughter Sophia. The four of us will always have you and Aunt Marilyn in our memories and prayers forever.
We all love the both of you. Giant hug to Aunt Marilyn and Michael, please.
Tommy, Michele, Nicolas & Sophia. 🙏

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