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Warner Dietrich

June 17, 1938 — August 7, 2019

Warner Dietrich


Warner Alza Dietrich, 81, of Arkansas City, KS passed away Wednesday, August 7, 2019, at his residence. Warner was born June 17, 1938, to Bern and Rose (Hadley) Dietrich in Ellis, KS. He was reared and educated in Ellis, graduating from Ellis High School in 1956.

Warner owned and operated a grocery store in Osborne, KS for several years before becoming a route driver for Betts Baking Company (Rainbow) for 40 years until his retirement.

Survivors include his daughters Jill Bliss, Jan Dietrich, Jena White and husband Derek all of Tulsa, OK; son Bill Dietrich and wife Kelley Savage of Arkansas City, KS; step-daughters Cathy Robinson of Wichita, KS and Kelly Cain of Sterling, KS; grandchildren Rassan Hines of Lyons, KS; Jessa Moore, Jathan Bliss, Jordan, Jamison and Janey Lundstrom all of Tulsa, OK; Lydell Loins, Dalton, Julian and Bryson Dietrich all of Arkansas City, KS; Shatasha Augmon, Sage Pina both of Boston, MA; Cody, Zach and Dillon Swisher all of Lyons, KS; Isiah and Isaac Robinson of Wichita, KS; a sister Bernie Helget and husband Bob of Hays and nieces, Jennie Helget and Jamie Liles and a nephew, Jake Helget all of Hays.

Warner was preceded in death by his parents and a son-in-law Vince Bliss and a granddaughter Kassius Savage.

Services were held at Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home in Arkansas City on August 15, 2019.

Graveside services by Keithley Funeral Chapel will be at a later date with inurnment in Mount Hope Cemetery, Ellis, KS.

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