John A. Dietz Jr.

Feb. 11, 1941 - March 11, 2012

John A. Dietz Jr., born Feb. 11, 1941 in Waukesha, the son of John and Elenore (nee Kazmierczak) Dietz, died suddenly at home March 11, 2012.

John married Karen McHugh on July 3, 1965. He worked as a salesman for various companies and enjoyed meeting new people. He was a man who touched many lives through his generosity and was known for his stories and many jokes. He was a man with a big heart who loved and was very proud of his family.

John was a proud member of American Legion Post #294 in Hartland; the Okauchee Lions Club, serving on the board of directors of the Wisconsin Lions Foundation, and was a supporter of the Wisconsin Lions Camp.

John is survived by his wife, Karen; his children, Jon (Tiffany) Dietz and Beth (Dan) Weinfurt; his grandchildren Alyssa Weinfurt, Dylan (girlfriend Taylor), Kyle and Cody Dietz; his sisters, Jackie Brand and Patti (bill) Brandt; his brothers, Jeff (Sue) Tamillo and Michael (Margaret) Dietz; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Elenore; his stepmother, Barbara (nee Tamillo) Dietz; brothers-in-law Ralph Brand and Arlyn McHugh; and nephew Ross Brand.

A memorial gathering will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 1, with a service at 1:30 and honor guard salute to follow at the American Legion post, 231 Goodwin Ave., Hartland. Jelacic Funeral Home, Inc., 414-446-2134, is serving the family.