In Memory

Michael Dietz

Michael Dietz

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08/14/09 09:24 PM #1    

Eric Fritz

Mike and I rode our bicycles over much of Davenport each summer during our junior high years (that was when junior high was three years, not two). Our goal was to ride 1,000 miles each summer. We exceeded that goal each year. We lost touch in high school as we pursued different interests. Last I heard, Mike went into the Navy. He called me then and was so proud of it. Over the past few years I attempted to find Mike just to say "Hi, how are you doing." Now I know why I could not find him.

Mike and I studied theory, learned Morse code and earned our Ham radio licenses when we were in junior high school. We competed often to see which of us could communicate with someone in the farthest away country. I think it ended in draw. Mike's call sign was WA0NJO.

Mike, you were a great buddy and we shared some great adventures!

10/13/09 10:19 PM #2    

Jon Book

Mike was an amateur radio operator.

Call Sign: KG0XC, Previous Call Sign: N9VPW
Grant Date: 05/31/1995, Expiration Date: 12/14/2003, Cancelation Date: 12/15/2005
Registrant: Michael D Deitz, 609 Shannon Trail, Davenport, IA 52804

12/21/17 09:50 AM #3    

James Westphal

Found this on the internet today.  Mike was a good kid from the neighborhood.  Sad that he passed so young.

Michael Deitz

Michael D. Deitz, 43, Davenport, died Sunday, June 11, 1995, in Davenport.

Private services will be held at National Cemetery, Arsenal Island.

There is no visitation.

Halligan-McCabe Funeral Home, Davenport, is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Deitz was born Aug. 27, 1951, in Davenport, the son of Howard and Pauline Young Deitz.

He served in the Navy from 1969 to 1986.

Survivors include a daughter, Michelle Thornton, and a son, Michael Dietz II, both in Mississippi; a grandson; his mother, Davenport; his father, Rock Island; his grandmother, Julia Porter, Davenport; and brothers, Steve and Rick Deitz, both of Davenport, and Ronn Deitz, Orion.

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