DAVID F. DIETRICH
David F. Dietrich, 65, of Quincy died at 4:05 a.m. Wednesday (December 16, 2015) in Blessing Hospital.
Born August 16, 1950 in Quincy, Dave was the son of Paul J. and Elizabeth Ann Goerlich Dietrich. On June 19, 1997, Dave and Ann Orr blended their families to become one as they were united in marriage in Quincy.
Dave was a member of The Crossing at 48th & Maine where he was active with the Fraternity Men's Group. Dave loved the outdoors, going camping and at age 64 he learned to kayak so he could take his grandchildren with him. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, especially enjoying his time deer hunting. Family was always important to Dave and he enjoyed attending any and all activities his grandchildren participated in.
Dave earned his Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from Western Illinois University and began his career with the Quincy Police Department on July 16, 1972. During his tenure with the department, he was a patrol officer, a school resource officer, and a planning research officer. He retired on August 16, 2000 as the Calea Accreditation Manager. Following his retirement from the Police Department, Dave worked in Security for the Quincy Public Schools where he received a Letter of Accomodation and later was the Superintendent at the Clayton Work Camp for the Illinois Department of Corrections, retiring after eight years of service.
During his career in Law Enforcement, Dave was honored as Employee of the Month on four occasions by his peers, received a Letter of Accommodation from the department in 1997, was named Law Officer of the Year by the Quincy Fraternal Order of Eagles and received the prestigious Theda Jansen Award.
Survivors include his wife, Ann; seven children, Lisa Marie Orban of Quincy, Amy Elizabeth Bair of Quincy, Sarah Lynn Dietrich (fiance', Michael Reardon) of Springfield, IL, Jodie Newbold of Quincy, Michael Newbold (Millie) of Quincy, Monty Newbold (Sally) of Canton, MO and Melinda Miller of Quincy; twenty grandchildren; four great grandchildren with one on the way; three brothers, Ronald Paul Dietrich (Gail) of Maywood, MO, Allan Dietrich of Springfield, IL and Mark Dietrich (Laura Schmidt) of Quincy; three sisters, Sue Flachs (Jack) of Quincy, Dorothy Decker (Dennis) of Quincy and Marty Reddington (Tom) of Missouri; a brother in law, Dean Chandler of Quincy; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, uncles and aunts, including Norma Emery of Phoenix, AZ.
David was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Carol Chandler.
Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 11:00 at The Crossing, 48th & Maine by Pastor Jim Dennis.
Visitation will be Sunday evening from 3:00 to 7:00 at The Crossing, 48th & Maine.
The Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.