Francis E. "Wahoo" Dietrich

November 20, 1927February 27, 2013
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Francis E. “Wahoo” Dietrich, 85, of Ft. Wayne, passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at St. Anne’s Home. He was born in Branch County, Michigan to the late Frank H. and Mary (Herman) Dietrich on November 20, 1927. He was a welder for Gerrig Trucking. He was a WWII Navy Veteran and served on the Battleship Missouri. Mr. Dietrich was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church, VFW Post 1421, Tristate Gas Engine Association and Maumee Valley Gas and Steam Association. He is survived by his children, Rosalie (Dick) Marley of Bowie Maryland, Paul Dietrich of Craigville, Nicholas Dietrich of Ossian, Ruth MacLaren of Conroe, TX, and Robert Francis Dietrich of Ft. Wayne; six grandchildren; one great grandchild, half brother, Leonard Sosinski of Woodstock, IL; half sisters-in-law, Anna Sosinski of Bronson, MI and Lorraine Sosinski of Kalamazoo, MI. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Elizabeth (Stein) Dietrich in 1981; sisters, Alphia “Faye” Kiep and Mary Ann Dietrich; half siblings, Florence O’Shea, Stella Condon, Ruth Buccellato, Joseph Sosinski, Marion Sosinski, and Harold Sosinski. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, March 4, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 14623 Bluffton Rd., Yoder, IN 46798, with calling one hour prior. Visitation will also be from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m., Sunday, March 3, 2013 at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home For Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Road, Ft. Wayne, IN 46809. A Rosary Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. Burial will be in St. Aloysius Catholic Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Anne’s Home or Cancer Services of Northeast IN.


  • Visitation Sunday, March 3, 2013
  • Rosary Service Sunday, March 3, 2013
  • Visitation Monday, March 4, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, March 4, 2013
  • Burial Monday, March 4, 2013

Francis E. "Wahoo" Dietrich

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Rosalie Marley

November 20, 2017

Thinking about you today - it would be your 90th birthday! Blessed Peace to you. Love, Lee

Terri Kurt Grace Bradtmueller

March 7, 2013

Sorry for your loss Nick and family.
The Bradtmuellers

Melissa chaffin

March 4, 2013

Paul and family,
I'm sorry for your loss. Your in our prayers

brandy dietrich

March 4, 2013

I will miss you grandpa wahoo i love you so much i will think of you always when i go to the engine shows and when i see a gas engine or tractor. prayers are with my dad and aunts and uncles i love you all. and he will be missed and loved by everyone xoxo

Darlene Adams

March 3, 2013

Wahoo, Waynedale is gonna miss you....I will always think of you.

Darlene Adams

March 3, 2013

We will miss Wahoo, Our thoughts and prayers are with the family

Connie Verdin

March 3, 2013

Uncle Paul and Family,

I'm sorry for your loss. We will keep your family in our prayers.

March 3, 2013

To my Brothers and Sisters,
We will miss Dads presence and sense of humor so much, but it is good to know he is at his other home now. He can finally see our Mom and all his other friends and family again.

Love, Ruth and Vinnie

mike colley

March 2, 2013

Wahoo you will missed my friend...he always called me 3 eyed mikey