Robert George Dietzman
Robert Dietzman was born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1948 to William E and Archadene M. Dietzman. The youngest child in his family, Robert had two older brothers: Bill and Bruce and two older sisters: Patricia and Maxine. Robert served his country faithfully in the United States Army serving in Vietnam, 1966-1967. As a result of his service, Robert suffered from end stage chronic obstructive Pulmonary disease as a direct result of exposure to Agent Orange. Upon leaving the Army, Robert worked for the Union Pacific Railroad and, then, the US Postal Service from which he took early retirement for health reasons. Upon returning home from Vietnam, on June 9, 1967, Robert married Linda Jean. Robert and Linda were happily married for 46 years until his death. They were the devoted parents of three children: Robert G. Jr., Angela Jean and Thomas Edward. Robert and Jean had eight grandchildren whom they adored: Alicia, Sara, Samantha, Dalton, Thomas Jr., Kathlyn, Taylor and Kyle. In addition to his children and grandchildren, Robert was the proud father-in-law of Thomas Joyce and Kimberly Dietzman. Robert had many interests. A car enthusiast, he built a 1928 Ford Tbucket from the ground up. Also, he was an avid bowler and animal lover. All his life, Robert was a devoted patriot and proud of his service to his country in the U.S. Army. A loving father, husband and grandfather, Robert’s greatest love was his family. He knew no strangers and was friendly to everyone. He is remembered for his great sense of humor and willingness to help anyone. At his death, he was surrounded by the people who meant the most to him – his family. Robert resided in Parkville, Missouri from October 1978 until his death on April 1, 2014. The Veterans Administration ruled his death 100% service-related from his exposure to Agent Orange while serving in Vietnam.