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   Howard R. Dietz, 94, of Telford and Richland Twp., passed away on Saturday, July 1, 2017 in the Lutheran Community at Telford. He was the beloved husband of 66 years to the late Mary E. (Giehl) Dietz who died in 2012.
   Born in Quakertown, he was a son of the late Samuel and Emma (Rotenberger) Dietz. Mr. Dietz was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII.
   A poultry farmer, he also worked as a production supervisor for Avery Dennison Products in Quakertown for more than 20 years. In addition, Mr. Dietz owned a gas station in Richlandtown.
   He enjoyed listening to classical music, was fastidious about the care of his home and lawn, and also enjoyed tinkering with motors and mowers.
   He is survived by a daughter, Carol Schultz and her husband Gary of Quakertown, a granddaughter, Karen Bost and her husband Jonathan of Mars, PA, a great granddaughter, Autumn, a sister, Arlene Wiebe of Elbing, KS.
   In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Clair Dietz who died in 1989, three brothers: Clayton, Wilmer, and Stewart Dietz, and four sisters: Blanche Swavely, Sadie Dietz, Dorothy Dietz, and Bertha Sloyer.
   Funeral Services are private at the convenience of the family with interment in the Trinity Great Swamp United Church of Christ Cemetery in Spinnerstown.
   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Howard’s memory to the Quakertown Band, 112 N. Hellertown Ave., Quakertown, PA 18951.
   Arrangements are by the Sadler-Suess Funeral Home, Telford.

Howard registered for the draft in Quakertown PA on 30 June 1942 and was inducted into the Army at Allentown, PA on 5 January 1943 and was assigned to Hq 1st, 508th PIR.

Pvt Dietz was transferred to Service Company on 25 May 1944 and returned to Hq 1st on 18 July 1944.

On 24 April 1945, Pvt Dietz was sent to the 241st General Hospital,  Camp Sissonne, France, listed as a  non-battle casualty.  He does not appear to have returned to the regiment.  He was discharged from the Army on 17 December 1945.


Howard submitted this application for the Pennsylvania WWII Veterans Bonus on 19 January 1959.

He was credited with 12 months of domestic duty and 24 months of foreign service for a total $480 bonus award.

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