Information for Alex Dietz
14 May, 1920 – 12 September, 1995
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
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Alex Dietz, 75, of Nampa,
died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 1995, in a Boise hospital. Services
will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at Persons-Flahiff
Funeral Chapel, Nampa. The Rev. Robert Manley of the College
Church of the Nazarene will officiate. Interment will follow
at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell, with Masonic Rites by
Ashlar Lodge No. 29, A. F. & A. M., Nampa.
Alex was born May 14, 1920, at Scottsbluff, Neb., a son of
Henry and Elizabeth Hase Dietz. He attended school there until
the death of his mother in 1935. He quit school then, and
worked in the fields and cooked for the family. He served in
the U. S. Army from Jan. 13, 1942, until October of 1945 He
Adak in the Aleutian Islands, in Europe in the Battle of the
Bulge, and at the end of World War II was serving in
He married Gladys M. McKay Jan. 25, 1948, in Portland,
Ore., and they made their home for several years in Vancouver,
Wash. Alex was a hod carrier and construction laborer and
worked on the construction of dams, buildings and later, in
Idaho, on bridges for Morrison-Knudsen. They moved from
Vancouver to Eugene, Ore., and later to Caldwell in 1952.
Alex retired in 1980.
He was-a Past master of Ashlar Lodge No.90, A. F. & A. M.,
Nampa past high Priest of Cyrus Chapter No. 2, Royal Arch
Masons. Nampa; a member of Emerald Court #4, Mountain Home,
Order of the Amaranth, serving as Grand Royal Patron, State of
Idaho, 1963-84: and current worthy patron of Nampa Chapter No.
30, Order of Eastern Star; a member of El Korah Shrine in
Boise; past President of the Nampa Shrine Club; a member of
other York Rite bodies and of Scottish Rite bodies in Boise
and a member of the Joseph H. Murray Post No. 18, American
Legion in Nampa.
Alex is survived by his wife of 46 years, Gladys of Nampa;
two sons, David Dietz of Nampa and Gary and his wife, Deanna,
of Butte, Mont.; two brothers, Fred Dietz of Scottsbluff,
Neb., Victor Dietz of Hayward, Calif.; a sister, Pauline
Pilkington of Salem, Ore.; a granddaughter, Natalie Dietz of
Butte and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and
Memorials may be made to the Shriners' Crippled Childrens
Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, and may be sent c/o the El
Korah Shrine Temple, 1118 W. Idaho St., Boise, 83702, or
flowers may be sent.
Friends may call today until 9 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m.
to 9 p.m. at Persons-Flahiff Funeral Chapel. Nampa.
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