Arnold Adolf Dietrich

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Arnold Adolf Dietrich at the age of 81.  He leaves to mourn his wife, Marilyn of 51 years; his children Patti, Linda (Ryan), Dwight (Kathy), Jim (Carmen), Teresa (Les); sixteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. 

He will be deeply missed by his surviving family and friends.  Born on August 4, 1940 to Adolf and Hedwig, he was one of ten siblings and grew up on the family farm in MacNutt, Saskatchewan. 

Arnie was wise, thoughtful, kind, generous and a  great listener who enjoyed an engaging conversation and had a wonderful sense of humour. 

Leaving the farm at the age of 18, he was a born salesman and entrepreneur who was never afraid to take a risk. He was a loving provider for his family.  He was also a man of faith and an active member of the Lutheran Church.  Family was #1. Some or Arnie’s other passions in life included:  playing guitar and the organ, singing, curling, card playing and spending time with his dear friends; the Meyers’, Peppler’s and Jones’.

One of his favourite places to be was the family cottage at Lester Beach.

The family wishes to thank everyone for their kindness and support during the sad time.  We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to Dr. K. Iwaasa and the medical staff at the Selkirk General Hospital. 

Cremation has taken place and a private celebration of life will occur at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation to a charity of your choice.

Condolences may be posted on Arnold’s memorial page using the comments section below.

Arrangements entrusted to Interlake Cremation & Memorial Services.

7 thoughts on “Arnold Adolf Dietrich

  1. Cathy Meissner

    I have known Arnie for many years and he would always pick us up from the bar to make sure his kids and friends got home safely. He was a kind loving person and will be missed. RIP Mr D🥰

  2. Jeff F Meyer

    So sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Dietrich, especially after my dad’s recent passing. Mr. and Mrs. Dietrich (Arnie and Marilyn, although I never called them by their first names) were great, lifelong friends of my parents, Klaus and Erika. It was always great to see them, either at the lake, my parents house or at one of their many outings with my parents. No matter how long it was between meetings, it was so enjoyable to catch up with the Dietrich’s. There was always something to talk about. No matter what the situation, Mr. Dietrich was always happy and never complained (at least to me!).

    Our deepest condolences to Mrs. Dietrich and the entire family. I know the loss is painful but you can take solace in knowing that your husband/dad was a great person during his time on earth. We’ll all miss him dearly.

    Jeff, Donna, Nicholas and Lucas Meyer

  3. Pat & Clay Jacobson

    Sending sincere sympathy & love to all the family. We have many great memories of Uncle Arnie, some of our favorite one’s were at the cottage playing cards till late hours in the evening. All our memories will keep him close to us forever!
    With So Much Love, Pat & Clay.

  4. Laurie Dietrich

    Dear Auntie Marilyn, Linda, Dwight, Jim, Teresa , Patti and families,
    I was so very sorry to hear of Uncle Arnolds passing.
    You shared a beautiful life together and I know you will miss him always.
    May your memories of him bring a smile to your face, sustain and comfort you
    At this difficult time.
    You are all in my thoughts.
    Laurie Dietrich

  5. Iris Kehler

    Dear Marnie and family,
    So very sorry for your loss.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Love, Iris and Neil.

  6. Lori Joyal

    Our sincere condolences to Marilyn and family. You have been long time family friends and it was always fun to get together no matter how much time between visits. Hugs, Lori and Noël

  7. Jake and Jan Giesbrecht

    Hi Marilyn, I just had a long visit with Esther the other night on the phone and she told me of Arnold passing. We are so sorry and hope his last while he had some quality of life enjoying family and friends. We always had so much fun getting together with you folks, Old friends can just pick up when ever they meet and it does not seem that long we have seen each other. Esther said your health was not very good so I hope you can get healthy in the near future. We will keep you in our prayers and maybe some how we get to see each other again. We still think our trip to Moose Jaw was one of our favorite weekends we have had with the Dietrich family. Your old friends Love Jake and Jan

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