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Eldon Loren Dietel, Jr.

Eldon Loren Dietel, Jr.

Eldon Loren Dietel, Jr., 42, of Blackduck, MN, died unexpectedly on Friday, August 15, 2014 at Sanford Medical Center in Bemidji, Minnesota.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 22, 2014 at the First Presbyterian Church in Blackduck, MN with Pastor John Yingling officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Inurnment will be held at Summit Township Cemetery in rural Blackduck, MN. Cease Funeral Home of Blackduck, assisted the family with arrangements.

He was born on August 24, 1971 in Bemidji, MN to Christy and Eldon Dietel, Sr. He grew up in Michigan and in Blackduck, graduating from Blackduck High School in 1989. He spent two years in the US Navy, serving during the Gulf War, before receiving an honorable discharge in 1994. He also spent three years in the Minnesota National Guard. He enjoyed video games, cards and hunting with his dad. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Blackduck, MN.

He is survived by parents, Christy and Eldon Dietel, Sr. of Blackduck; two sisters, Vanessa (Ken) Armstrong of Grand Forks, ND and Bergetta Dietel of Seattle, WA; a nephew, Kenneth Armstrong of Andrews Air Force Base, Washington, D.C. and aunts, uncles and numerous cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Thorwald and Mabelle Anderson and paternal grandparents, Vernon and Agnes Dietel.