|Birth: ||Dec. 6, 1914|
|Death: ||Jun. 13, 1985|
When Fritz was born, he weighed 1-1/2 pounds. His mother kept him in a shoe box on the oven door. His family farm at the end of Third Street consisisted of five acres. They farmed by hand and sold potatoes, strawberries, eggs and milk.
"We were lucky to have the farm during the Depression. We did not go hungry. Even so, the Depression was tough on everyone."
After his schooling, he first went to work in Gary for US Steel. There, he was a crane operator. In 1950 he left the steel mills and went to work for the C&O Railroad as an inspector, just as his father had done before him. In addition to railroading, in 1965 he went into partnership with John Williams selling monuments.
He became town board president in 1976.
Source: "Profile: Fritz Dietrich, A Home Town Boy" by Alexandra Newman, Lake Shore Magazine, Vol 1, 1980-81.
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He and his wife had two children: JoAnn of Chesterton and Charles of Texas.
The new sewer plant was named "The Fritz Dietrich Environmental Control Factility." 5/5/1987 Chesterton Tribune
He lived at 501 S Calumet Rd in Chesterton.
Henry M Dietrich (1879 - 1945)
Ernestine C Lorenz Dietrich (1885 - 1939)
Lilan E Busse Dietrich (1917 - 1992)*
Louise Dietrich (1905 - 1979)*
Clara Dietrich Yoder (1906 - 1989)*
Fritz C Dietrich (1914 - 1985)
Created by: Eva Hopkins
Record added: Feb 17, 2011
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