Paul E. Deitz, age 79, of Seymour, passed away at 6:35 a.m. Tuesday, September 29, 2015, at Schneck Medical Center. Born October 19, 1935, in Taylorsville, Indiana, he was the son of Robert and Pauline (Malson) Deitz. On September 8, 1956, in Freetown, he married Geneva Ryan, who survives.
Retired, Paul traveled for Cummins Engine Company testing and calibrating fuel systems. He had worked for Cummins for 36 years. Paul formerly attended Spraytown Free Methodist Church and was a member of Bassmasters Club. He loved to go fishing and watching NASCAR, having been a Mark Martin fan.
Paul also enjoyed reading and read three newspapers every day. He also spent a lot of time on the phone talking with friends and catching up on the latest.
Paul leaves behind his wife of 59 years, Geneva; daughter, Debby Abel and her husband George of Houston; grandson, J.P. Von Fange; great-grandchildren, Jacob and Bethany Von Fange; brother, Joe Deitz and his wife Mary Ann of Alamogordo, New Mexico; and sister, Sondra Roark and her husband Fuzz of Fountain, Florida. Paul also leaves behind Casey Jo, his beloved dog, who will be tasked to look over Geneva.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Gary Deitz, who passed in January of 2000; three brothers, Robert Jr., Earl and Max; and sisters, Sharon Price and Alice Schreyer.
Pastor Jerry Van Kuiken will conduct funeral services at 11 a.m. Friday, October 2, 2015, at Woodlawn Life Celebration Centre. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and from 10 a.m. until service time Friday. Burial will follow services at Riverview Cemetery.
Memorials can be made at the funeral home to the American Heart Association.
Friends can sign the guest book or share a favorite memory at www.WoodlawnFamilyFuneral.com.