James Leroy Dieter
James Leroy Dieter, 84 of Fostoria, passed away on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Jim, Dad, Grandpa, Gramps, Uncle Jim, Mr. D.
He was born February 25, 1933 in Wood County to the late Lulu Grace (Heiserman) and Clayton Ray Dieter. He married Joyce Adelaide Brown on December 4, 1950 in Decatur, IN and she preceded him in death July 16, 1990.
He is survived by his children, Ardella A. (Tom) Babb, of Fostoria, James W. (Cathy ) Dieter, of Port Charlotte, FL, Greg L. Dieter and Denise R. (Steve) Brown, both of Fostoria, and Lindy L. (Kirk) Eynon, of Bowling Green, OH; one sister, Isabelle Wetherill, of Norwalk, OH; grandchildren, Janelle Blackburn, Jeannine Schubach, Nicole Sterling, Jason, Eric and Sean Dieter, J. Gase, Kate Gase, Ashley Brown, Eli, Tess and Tad Eynon; great-grandchildren, Claire, Mallory, Macy, Evie, Meghan, Grant, Olivia, Taylor, Owen, Colt, Wyatt, Kimber, and Caroline; sisters-in-law, Sue Dieter, of Tucson, Joan Brown of Fostoria, and Patricia Brown of Upper Sandusky; brother-in-law, Larry (Dawn) Brown, of Arcadia; and nieces & nephews.
Jim was also preceded in death by brothers, Howard and Virgil Dieter; a sister, Rosemary Young, Eynon twin granddaughters, and a great-grandchild, Jack Tillman Sterling. When Jim married Joyce, he gained five new brothers, Richard, Charlie, Tom, Wayne and Larry.
Jim was a truck driver for Dieter Truck Lines, his father’s business (started at the young age of 13)they were the local freight delivery picking up from the trains and delivering freight all over town, until they began short freight hauls. In 1968 it became Toledo Terminal when Dieter Trucking closed locally and Jim began driving for Roadway Express, retiring in November of 1990.
Jim was brought up on his family farm. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Genoa, and former member of the Moose Lodge, Fostoria and Fostoria Eagles. He enjoyed fishing in Lake Erie and hunting (deer & antelope in Wyoming) as well as gardening and family vacations.
In his later years he traveled to Canada for fishing trips for Pike from Whitefish Falls, Ontario, enjoying many a meal with friends and family who traveled up North.
Visitation will be held from 11 am to1 pm on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Hoening & Son Funeral Home, 133 W. Tiffin Street, Fostoria. Funeral services will begin in the funeral home at 1 pm, following visitation hours, Pastor William Bentley presiding. Burial will be in Weaver Cemetery, Bloomdale.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Fostoria Senior Citizens Center
Online expressions of sympathy, fond memories or photos may be made by visiting www.hoeningfuneralhome.com.
Visitation& Funeral Services
Saturday, September 30, 2017 11 am - 1 pm
Funeral Services 1 pm in the funeral home