Final Rites Held for J. Dietrich
Funeral services were held at the Popejoy Methodist Church at 1:30 o'clock on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 18th in charge of the Rev. W. H. Parson for Joseph Dietrich, 32 who passed away on Wednesday morning. February 15, at his home 11/4 miles east of Popejoy.
Mrs. Wilmer Johnson accompanied by Mrs. Howard Abels sang, "Beyond The Sunset" and "Going Home". Pallbearers were Harold Mott, Burnell Ellingson, Merle Jacques, Gordon Ellingson, Lewis Harding and Raymond Haydock. Burial was at Fairview Cemetery at Dows.
Joseph Christian Dietrich
Joseph Christian Dietrich, son of Jacob and Minnie Dietrich was born in Franklin County, Iowa, May 30, 1917 and departed this life February 15, 1950 at his home east of Popejoy, which was the place of his birth.
He attended the rural grade school of Oakland Township. In 1934 he graduated from the Popejoy High School. Since that time has been engaged in farming. On Sept. 1st. 1938 he was united in marriage to Deloris Irene Olson. Two children were born to this union, Larry Joseph, age nine and Kathrine Irene age five.
He leaves to mourn his death besides his wife and children, his father and mother of Dows; a sister Arlene of Omaha, Nebraska; a brother Kenneth of Alcester, South Dakota; and a half-brother Guardy Ginder of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and many other relatives and friends.
Source: original newspaper clipping from family files, newspaper unknown.