Peter "Pete" George Dietz, of Bandon, died Friday, Sept. 9, 2005 in Bandon.
Mr. Dietz was born Jan. 14, 1924 in New York City to George Peter and Margaret "Peggy" Dietz.
Mr. Dietz and his family lived in College Point, New York City throughout his formative years, except for a significant stay with his uncles in Colorado during the Great Depression. He fought in the European Theatre of World War II.
After the war, Mr. Dietz returned to working with his father and uncles in the house-building industry in New York City, but soon moved to Seattle and then to Alaska. He met Olga Serbousek from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and they married in Fairbanks, Alaska in 1950. She died in 2001.
The couple lived in Lake Oswego and Seaside. During much of this time, he worked for Ross Island Sand and Gravel Co., where he was superintendent for several large projects, including the Astoria Bridge and the Trojan Nuclear Power Plant.
After retirement, the couple fished in Oregon, Washington and Alaska for more than 10 years. Mr. Dietz moved to Bandon after the death of his wife.
Mr. Dietz is survived by two sons, Peter "Bo" Dietz of Australia and Geoff Dietz of California; and one daughter, Dru Dietz of Australia.
Family and friends will gather at the Rheinlander Restaurant in Portland at 6 p.m. Saturday for a memorial for Peter and Olga Dietz. Friends and associates are welcome to attend. Phone (503) 739-0392 for confirmation.