Funeral Service was held Aug. 21, 2013 at the Hope Congregational Church in Elgin, N.D. Pastor Gary Bovkoon from the Assembly of God Church officiated with burial in the Assembly of God Church Cemetery in Elgin, N.D.
Dean Ernest Tietz was born Sept. 24, 1943 at the Elgin Hospital in Elgin, N.D. to Ernest and Martha (Rennich) Tietz. He grew up on the Ernest Tietz farm south of Elgin. He was baptized and confirmed at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Leipzig, N.D. He attended Elgin Public school through his Junior year. Following his schooling he continued farming with his parents.
Feb. 14, 1965 he was united in marriage to Marilyn Ann Schmidt from New Leipzig, N.D. Dean and Marilyn took over operation of the family dairy farm in 1974. Dean retired the dairy operation in 2001. He worked for Dakota Hill Housing from 2002 until his passing.
Dean was an avid fisherman and loved the outdoors. He enjoyed fishing and hunting with his children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He had a special bond with the many pets that shared the farm over the years.
He will be greatly missed by his wife, Marilyn, Elgin, N.D.; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Randy Tietz, Bismarck, N.D., Daryl and Lorelle (Hawn) Tietz, Bismarck, N.D. two daughters and two sons-in-law, Michele and Sean Mills, Clovis, Calif., Sharilyn and Jeff Duppong, Bismarck, N.D.; six grandchildren, Brennan and Easton Mills, Gina and James Tietz, Riley Mueller, and Zachary Duppong; two sisters and two brothers-in-law, Betty and Jerry Rokusek, Mott, N.D., Doris and Gary Zacher, Elgin, N.D.; and one brother and sister-in-law, Leroy and Kay Tietz, Dickinson, N.D. and numerous nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind five honorary children, Jenny (Zimmerman) Heck, Terry Stevahn, Chris Mosbrucker, Holly Mosbrucker, and Jessica and Ryan Beck.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established.