Published DateGILFORD — William K. Dietrich, Sr., 92, formerly of Ridgewood Avenue, Gilford, N.H., died on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at Villa Crest Nursing Home in Manchester, N.H. where he had been a resident for the past four years.
Mr. Dietrich was the widower of Sadie A. (DeBlayker) Dietrich who died in 1991.
Mr. Dietrich was born February 16, 1920 in East Rutherford , New Jersey, the son of Maximilian William and Mildred (Bloom) Dietrich.
Mr. Dietrich resided in South Burlington, Vermont for several years before moving to Gilford, N.H. in 1960. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II and had been employed as District Manager for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Hampshire-Vermont for 31 years, retiring in 1985.
Mr. Dietrich was a member of the Laconia Congregational Church. He was a Mason and a forty-three year member of the Mount Lebanon Lodge, No. 32 F. & A. M. and was a very active member of the Tardif Park Association.
Survivors include two sons , William K. Dietrich, Jr. and his wife, Diane, of Manchester, N.H. and Bruce E. Dietrich and his wife, Donna, of Gilford, N.H.; a daughter, Joanne L. Powers, of Sterling, Virginia; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren and two nephews. In addition to his parents, Mr. Dietrich was predeceased by a sister, Marge De Haven.
A calling hour will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 1:00-2:00PM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
A Funeral Service will follow the calling hour at 2:00 PM also at the Funeral Home. Rev. Dr. Warren H. Bouton, Pastor of the Laconia Congregational Church, will officiate.
Spring burial will be in the family lot in Pine Grove Cemetery, Gilford, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, N.H. 03247.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.