Dale E. Dietz

August 27, 1929October 9, 2012

Dietz, Dale E., age 83, of Beavercreek, OH passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2012, at the Trinity Community of Beavercreek. He was born on August 27, 1929 in Dayton, OH, the son of Lewis F. and Verda J. (Denlinger) Dietz, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by an infant son, Raymond Ned Dietz. Dale is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Edna Mae (Slaughter) Dietz, of Beavercreek; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Sue Dietz, of Beavercreek; a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Douglas Miller, of Scottsdale, AZ; a brother, Carl Dietz, of TX; five grandchildren, Mark and wife, Jennifer Dietz, Scott and wife,Kristen Dietz, Brian Miller, Lindsey Miller, Gregory Miller; two great grandchildren, Camryn and Hudson and nieces, nephews and many friends. He was a graduate of Beavercreek High School, Class of 1947 and Ohio State University in 1951 with a B.S. in Floraculture. Dale retired as the manager of Knollwood Garden Center after 52 years of service and was a 60 year member of Beaver United Church of Christ. He was a former fire chief with the Beavercreek Volunteer Fire Department for 25 years, a 50 year member of Beaver Valley Lodge # 753 F.& A.M. and was a member of the Boys Scouts of America having attained the rank of Eagle Scout. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, from Beaver United Church of Christ, 1960 Dayton-Xenia Road with Pastor Brian Eastman officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Zion Shoup Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME-BEAVERCREEK CHAPEL, 3970 Dayton-Xenia Road at Grange Hall Road from 5:30- 8:30 p.m. on Monday, October 15, 2012 and at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Tuesday. If desired, contributions may be made in memory of Dale to The Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Avenue, Dayton, OH. Condolences may be expressed to the family at



  • Visitation Monday, October 15, 2012
  • Visitation Tuesday, October 16, 2012
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, October 16, 2012


  • Interment

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October 14, 2012

Dear Edna Mae, Carl and your families. Our sincere sympathony to you all. Dale was a dear cousin. I remember fondly his ready smile and good humor. I can still hear his laugh which came often and heartily.

Our sincere concolences.
Marcia (Denlinger) and David Royer
Seattle, Washington


October 13, 2012

So sorry to hear about Dale. My brother and I are both graduates of Beavercreek High School Class of 1948 and 1952. I graduated with Carl and my brother graduated with Dale. My thoughts are with you.
Don DePorter
Virginia (Chirchirillo) DePorter

October 12, 2012

Edna Mae, Carl and Family,
Sorry to hear of your loss. He was a community leader who accomplished much for Beavercreek. Darlene Zimmerman Bristol, Glendale Arizona

Pam Thorum

October 12, 2012

With love and sympathy. Memories of Dale always make me smile. May your memories bring love and warmth.

Cheryl Keggan

October 12, 2012

He was always such a wonderful resource man at the Knollwood Garden Center.. and treated everyone as if they were a good friend. His volunteer time in the Beavercreek Fire Service was a great contribution to the community. Such a loss to our community of Beavercreek, his family and friends. He will be greatly missed.

Joyce East

October 12, 2012

Edna Mae , I am so sorry for your loss

Gary & Diane Williams

October 11, 2012

Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.

Jan & Randy Baker

October 11, 2012

Our heartfelt sympathy to all your family.

October 10, 2012

Dale was my first boss, The day after I turned 16, I applied for a job at Knollwood Garden Center. I reported for work in a few days and was told to "go see that guy over there". That guy was Dale, and he was very kind and reassuring. I told him this was my first job and he really watched out for me (which also meant he caught my mistakes, too). Many years later, I was working with Ellie Home Care, and was given an assignment on Central in Beavercreek. When I walked in, and realized who he was, I started laughing, and haven't stopped laughing since. We had such a good time that I told him that I felt as if I should be paying them. Many was the time that Edna had to rein us in, or we would have stayed up half the night cracking jokes and carrying on. He and I spent Christmas Eve watching a Judy Garland musical; he really enjoyed that. I've been blessed in getting to know the whole family, and am thankful to be able to count Edna Mae and Dale as dear friends.
Victoria Rogers