Donald “Don” L. Dietsch, 58, a lifelong resident of Montpelier passed away Saturday night at the Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was born on July 16, 1956 in Montpelier to Frank H. and Barbara J. (Bavin) Dietsch. Don graduated from Montpelier High School in 1974, and earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Bowling Green State University in Biology with a minor in Chemistry.
Don was an Environmental and Safety Coordinator at Sanoh America, Inc. in Archbold. He was a member of the Bridgewater Community Church. Don was an avid outdoorsman, he loved to fish, hunt, bird watch and garden.
He is survived by his mother Barbara J. Dietsch of Montpelier; one son Evan (Lindsay) Dietsch of Pioneer; one daughter Elaine Dietsch of Montpelier; two brothers, Roger (Trudy) Dietsch and Eric (Jamie) Dietsch both of Montpelier; one sister Debra (Jeff) Wiles of Montpelier; one granddaughter on the way; and the mother of his children Lynda Dietsch of Montpelier.
Don was preceded in death by his father Frank.
Visitation for Don will be on Tuesday October 21st from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at the Thompson Funeral Home on Main Street in Montpelier. Services will be on Wednesday at 1:30pm at the funeral home with Pastor Mike Wilder to officiate. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Montpelier. Donations may be made to the Montpelier Athletic Boosters or the Montpelier Class of 1974 Class Reunion Fund.