Dennis L Deiter

Born: Thu., Nov. 6, 1947
Died: Sat., Aug. 11, 2012


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Dennis L. Deiter, 64, died at St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center, August 11, 2012. He was born in Grand Jt. Colorado November 6, 1947 to Edwin James and Pearline Ann (Nichols) Deiter.  He attended grade school in Colorado and Burns, graduating from Burns High School in 1965.  After Graduation he joined the Navy for two years and continued his military career with the Nation Guard.  He joined the Army in 1969, serving 3 tours in Viet Nam as a tracker dog handler.  He returned home and rejoined the National Guard retiring in 1992.

August 18, 1972, he married Novell and had two sons.  Upon returning home from the Army he went to work for Edward Hines Lumber Company, working there for 8 years.  He attended schools in Klamath Falls and Eugene, working towards a degree in diesel mechanics.  He worked for Harney Co. Farm Supply before going to work for Tecton Laminates in 1987, then Louisiana Pacific Corp until his retirement in 2007.

He loved to spend time with his sons and grandchildren hunting, fishing and camping every chance he got.

He loved to attend all sporting events that his sons and grandchildren participated in.

He was an active member of the American Legion Post #63, and since 2007, he enjoyed driving for the VA Clinic taking local veterans to Boise for doctor appointments.

Dennis is survived by his wife of 40 years Novell, sons Chris and wife Windi of John Day, Nick and wife Bonnie of Fortuna, CA; sisters Vivian and husband Brent Drury, Lana and husband Robert Barber; Grandchildren: Rachelle, Kyler, Zack, Cole, Kylynn, Brandin, and Taylor and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Edwin and Pearl Deiter, brothers, Eugene, Ron and James and sister, Karen.

Funeral Services were held on Friday, August 17, 2012 at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church with Military Honors.  Donations in Dennis Deiter’s memory can be made to the American Legion Post #63 or the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in care of LaFollette’s Chapel, PO Box 488; Burns, OR 97720.   LaFollette’s Chapel was in charge of funeral arrangements.

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