John E. Dietel


John E. Dietel, 73, of Indianapolis, was welcomed into the loving arms of Jesus on Monday, June 1, 2015.

Born on July 2, 1941, in Gary, to Herman A. Dietel and Gertrude E. Dietel, John grew up in Crown Point and moved to Indianapolis in 1973, joining with his brother to start the family business, Mr. D’s Food Markets.

John spent the rest of his career in the grocery business, retiring in 2008.

After retiring John volunteered as a ranger at Southern Dunes Golf Course.

He was a member of Friedens United Church of Christ. He most enjoyed traveling and spending time with family and attending his grandchildren’s sporting events.

John is survived by his wife, Ruth; children, Kristen (Jim) Schwark, Melissa Burton, Jennifer (David) Ebeyer and Randy Gregory; grandchildren, Kimberly, Sarah, Matthias and Isaac Ebeyer, Kaleb Burton and Paxton Gregory; and brother, Donald (Marge) Dietel.

The memorial service will follow 6:30 p.m. Friday at Friedens United Church of Christ, 8300 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis. Calling will be from 3:30 p.m. until service time Friday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or American Heart Association, in care of G.H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home at The Gardens at Olive Branch, 1605 S. State Road 135, Greenwood, IN 46143.

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