\nHerman Dietz peacefully passed away on Sunday, January 7th, 2024, finally joining the love of his life Esther who he longed for these last six years. He is survived by his daughters, Judyth (spouse Stuart) Eastman, Susan (spouse Bruce) Monson, Pat (spouse Keith) Denning, and Pam Moeai, as well as multitudes of beautiful grandchildren, amazing great-grandchildren, and a few cherished, heaven-sent great, great grands sprinkled in for just that bit of extra joy. Herman is preceded in death by his beautiful wife, Esther, his mother and dad, brothers and sisters, countless friends and family, and two little grand and great grand angels, T.J. Denning and Kyler Cras Moeai who are thrilled at having some one on one fun with this wonderful guy.\n\nHerman was born in WaKeeney, Kansas in 1925 and later moved to Fort Morgan, Colorado when he was a young boy. Growing up on a farm instilled the ethics of hard work and an honest living. He was kind and fun-loving and had a wonderful sense of humor which got him through some very difficult times. Herman was a skilled athlete and especially loved the game of baseball. He had a promising future in playing the sport professionally, but in 1942, America entered WWII and his dreams were put on hold. Being a first generation US citizen, Herman didn’t hesitate a moment. Even though the paperwork declared he was 19, he enlisted at the age of 17 to fight and defend the country and all those he loved. Herman, a true American patriot, served in Europe and Asia and was honorably discharged when the war ended. \n\nSoon after returning home, he was called up by the St. Louis Cardinals to try out for a pitching position. He gave it his best shot, but found himself homesick and wanting to return home to Fort Morgan. In 1948, Herman met Esther and it was simply the stuff that movies are made of…we should all be so lucky! Herman had a slew of interesting jobs, including pitching for various county teams, laundry business driver/delivery, high school football, basketball, and baseball referee/umpire, and sales. He found his career with State Farm Insurance and was consistently one of the top agents in the nation year after year. People loved and trusted Herman and knew he had their best interests at heart. A few years after his retirement from State Farm, Herman and Esther moved to Utah to be closer to their daughters and grandchildren. \n\nHerman absolutely loved and adored his family. He showed his love through action, hard work and being a dedicated provider. Herman was an honest and passionate man. He was the best dad and grandpa one could ever hope for and was loved by so many. \n\nHerman loved to play cards, scrabble, listen to gospel music and the MoTab Choir. He loved digging around in old cars at the junkyard looking for “treasures”, which he later cleaned and polished up for all his grands to pick through when they would visit. He loved Thanksgiving, his favorite holiday, eating with the family and watching football games. He always looked forward to treating family with a delicious buffet at Golden Corral. He loved visiting each of us and going on road trips with his sweetheart. \nHerman was not perfect, but there is no doubt he was perfect for each one of us. He was a mentor and example to many. His counsel was always given in love, never judgmental, and oftentimes with a pure empathetic wisdom. We have learned so much from this man.\n\nHerman spent the last three weeks of his life, living at Cedarwood At Sandy, Assisted Living. We are so grateful to the staff who cared for him and showed such great compassion, kindness, and love. Even though his time there was short, his impact on others was felt by many. \n\nHerman may not be with us as he was before, but he truly lives on in the hearts and minds of his daughters, grandchildren, friends and family. He is so very missed, but we are grateful that his pain and dizziness are gone, that he is at peace, and that his sweetheart is in his arms once again. Well done, Herman! You can rest now and give that sweet Esther a hug and a kiss from us. We will take it from here.\n\nA viewing will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2024 at the Riverton 3rd Ward(12998 South 1300 West Riverton, UT) from 9:30-10:15. Funeral service will follow viewing at 10:30 at the same location. Services will be streamed here on Herman’s obituary.