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Information for Alex Dietz
14 May, 1920 12 September, 1995
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
September, 1995
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Alex Dietz

    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 served on
Adak in the Aleutian Islands, in Europe in the Battle of the Bulge, and at the end of World War II was serving in Czechoslovakia.
    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 four brothers.
    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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