Erwin Henry Dieterich
9/16/1936 - 1/23/2019

 Erwin Henry Dieterich, 82, passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2019.

Memorial services will be 1:00 pm Saturday, January 26, 2019 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bellmead with Pastor Larry Krueger officiating. Visitation will follow the services in the family center until 3:00 pm.

Erwin was born September 16, 1936 in Riesel, Texas to Walter Christian and Frieda Louise (Boeche) Dietrich. He attended Trinity Lutheran School in Riesel and was a 1955 graduate of Riesel High School. He served in the U. S. Air Force from 1955 to 1959. Erwin married Peggy Vicha in October of 1962. He worked several jobs in the Waco area and retired from L-3 Communications in 2012 after 24 years of service. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church for over 50 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Wesley Dieterich, Louis H. Dieterich and Charles H. Dieterich; and a sister, Darlene Dieterich Evans.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Peggy Dieterich; his daughter, Sondra Shaeffer; his granddaughter, Erin Shaeffer; his sisters, Deanna Hooper of Houston, TX, and Delores Martin of Waco, TX; his brother, Gene Dieterich and wife, Sallie of Rowlett, TX; his sisters-in-law, Arlene Dieterich of Waco, TX, Janie Lehrmann and Jerome of Axtell, TX and Diana Kuehl Kubitza and Fred of Elk, TX; his brother-in-law, Jerry Vicha and Leslie of Axtell, TX; several nieces and nephews; and a wonderful friend, Debbie Camire.

The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff and doctors at Texas Oncology, The Atrium of Bellmead and Bluebonnet Hospice for all their care and support.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1301 Hogan Ln., Waco, TX 76705.

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