Todd C. Dietrich, age 40, of Watertown, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008.
Todd was born March 22, 1968, in Fargo, N.D., the son of Donald D. and Mary L. (Kliniske) Dietrich.
He was united in marriage to Jodie L. Daub Aug. 14, 1993, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Enderlin N.D.
Todd enjoyed the outdoors, sporting clays shooting and hunting, especially in North Dakota with his Dad, father-in-law Gary, and his dog, Meg. A loving dad, he loved playing soccer with his daughter, Alysa Jo, in the front yard.
Todd played hockey at the Red River High School as goalie, and in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, as well as the US Junior Hockey League. He loved spending time with his family and friends, playing cards and games.
Todd won the North Dakota sporting clay championship several times and holds the record in North Dakota for most championships won. He was instilled with a good work ethic from early on, spending a lot of time as a youth at the Dietrich family farm. He will be deeply missed.
Todd was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jacob and Isabel Dietrich, and Joseph and Lillian Kliniske, Mathew Kraemer, and Glen Daub.
He is survived by his loving family: wife Jodie; daughter Alysa Jo; parents Donald and Mary Dietrich of Grand Forks, N.D.; father-in-law and mother-in-law Gary and Bonnie Daub of Enderlin, N.D.; brother-in-law Robert Daub and special friend Jennifer Bledsoe of Eden Prairie; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Kimberly and Karl Blake of Park River, N.D; nieces and nephews Kelsey, Kaitlyn and Karson Blake. and Jenna and Morgan Daub; grandmothers Wylma Kraemer of Fargo, N.D., and Erma Daub of Enderlin, N.D.; aunts; uncles; and other relatives and friends.
Funeral service was Saturday, Aug. 23 at 1 p.m.. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown, with interment in the church cemetery.
Visitation took place Friday, Aug. 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the church, and continued Saturday one hour prior to the service.
Casket bearers were Dave Moore, Stu Wicklund, Curt Halbakken, Doug Warren, Aaron Brassington, and Matt Mutzenberger.
Arrangements were by the Johnson Funeral Home of Waconia. Online condolences to the family are available at www.johnsonfh.com.