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Kurt Dietrich

Kurt Dietrich

Kurt Matthew Dietrich, 50, of Lenzburg, IL; born on January 9, 1970 in Carbondale, IL; passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2020.

Kurt was an operating engineer and had also recently begun working at Zander’s Sporting Goods in the warehouse.  He liked tinkering and fixing things.  Most of all Kurt liked being around people and spending time with his friends.

He is survived by his parents – Ronald and Janet, nee Robbins, Dietrich of Lenzburg, IL.  Three brothers – Jim (Laurie-Fiancé) Dietrich of St. Louis, MO; Chris (Erin) Dietrich of Collinsville, IL; Todd (Michelle) Dietrich of Marissa, IL.  His nieces and nephews – Alex, Maddie, Katie, Chance, Logan, Aubrie, Riley and Tucker.  He is also survived by special friend – Melinda Russell of Coulterville, IL and a special little friend – Sophie.  His four legged friend – Willie will also miss him.

Ephesians 4:32

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

Services: Due to restrictions that are in place during the coronavirus outbreak no services will be held at this time.  A celebration of Kurts’s life will be held at a later date.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.


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  1. Bill Buckentin says:

    There are some people that can light up a room when they walk in. That was kurt. He always had a way to make you laugh even on the rough days. He is sorely missed. I’m very sorry for your loss.

  2. Daryl & Verleen says:

    Ron and Janet and Family: We are so sorry to hear Kurt passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  3. Ron and Janet – Kurt was a great guy. Our deepest prayers and sympathy are with you always.

    • Jackie Despain says:

      So sorry for your loss, he will be greatly missed! He always had a way to make people smile and laugh.praying for the whole family in this time of sorrow. R.I.P.KURT !

  4. Steve and Emily Willmann says:

    Ron and Janet, words can’t express how sorry we are for your loss. Prayers to you and your family.

  5. Byron and Lu Bollmeier says:

    Ron, Janet, and family. We were so heartbroken to hear of Kurt’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  6. Michael Gronek says:

    I lift up the family in prayers at the loss of Kurt. I pray for your comfort and strength during this stressful time.

  7. Mark, Patty and Emily Causey says:

    Our thoughts and Prayers our with your family. So sorry for your loss.🙏

  8. Pamela Womack says:

    To the Dietrich family, my heart breaks for all of you. Kurt was a great friend and always was there if anyone needed anything. He will be missed. My sincerest condolences.

  9. Jake Huffman says:

    So sorry for your loss. Kurt was a good friend and a great guy. He always had a great sense of humour about everything, and was always more than willing to lend a helping hand. He will be greatly missed. I will continue to pray for you all.

  10. Don and Dorothy Bollmeier says:

    Dear Janet, Ron and family,

    Please know that you have our sincere sympathy and that we will be praying god to comfort you at this difficult time.

  11. Jeremy Nuernberger says:

    I’m truly sorry for your loss. Kurt was a friend of mine and I also worked with him for awhile. He truly was a good person and dearly loved his family. He will be missed.

  12. P. J. Gale says:

    Janet and Ron – Words can not tell you how sorry I am for your loss. I will be praying for your family.

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