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

133 W. Tiffin Street, Fostoria, OH, 44830

Funeral Services 1 pm in the funeral home

  Interment will be in Weaver Cemetery, Bloom Twp

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Bairdstown & Eagleville Roads

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Linda Haman

Greg and family, So sorry for the loss of your father .Thinking of you and wishing you peace.

 Posted October 5, 2017 - 10:32pm
Connie (Frankart) & Ed Gross

To Greg, Ardella and all of the Dieter Families - - our prayers and thoughts are with all of you.

 Posted September 29, 2017 - 10:31am
Mary Jo(Dieter) Ferrante

Uncle Jim was a great, kind caring man. He was a quiet man by nature, but boy could he talk!!!. I loved listening to his stories as a child. They were not made up, very factual. He knew everyone and everyone knew him. He knew me by name when I visited him at the home. Always asking about me and my family. It was never all about him. He will be greatly missed. He was my last uncle on both sides of my family to have been alive. Like Aunt Sue said, he and Uncle Howard are being "ornery" and fishing and my dad, Virgil is quietly sitting watching. Loved you, Uncle Jim.

 Posted September 28, 2017 - 5:38pm
Gary Wetherill

To my mother Isabelle and to my cousins and their families, I offer my condolences.
I remember my Uncle as a "happy go lucky" man who was very family oriented and hard working. When I was young about 11-12, I remember going to Grandpa's truck line and one occasion I remember well. There were dozens of tires that need to be loaded onto a truck so Uncle Jim and I were talking and I started to roll the tires to him and he stacked them in the trailer. He made it fun and I am sure it became a much more pleasant task for us both. Another memory is when he and his brothers came to my Mom and Dad's in Lakeside to fish in Lake Erie. When they were done, they went behind an old school building across from Mom's house to clean fish. I went back and they were having a great time. A lot of laughing. I was instructed to stay out of sight and when I looked at their catch, I knew why. They literally had caught hundreds of perch. I am sure way over the limit. My Mom made her famous beer batter , (they only time my Dad drank), and we ate some mighty fine perch for dinner. Uncle Jim used to come to Florida every season for awhile. He would always stop by and a couple of times when Mom and Dad were visiting, we ate dinner out to celebrate our February birthdays. We also went to Siesta Key Beach together and always had a great time.
So sorry I cannot attend I will be there in spirit. God Bless You All. Gary

 Posted September 28, 2017 - 7:53am
Phil and Judy (Frankart) Helterbrand& Jackie too

Sorry we aren't able to offer our sympathy personally. May you find comfort in loving memories and friend and families love. May your Father rest in peace.

 Posted September 28, 2017 - 7:11am
Barb Garcia

Greg, You have my sympathy in the loss of your father. Will keep you and the rest of your family in my thoughts and prayers.

 Posted September 27, 2017 - 9:48pm

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