Timothy J. (TJ) Dietz

Service for Timothy J. (TJ) Dietz, 42, Eudora, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary – Eudora Chapel. He will lie in state on Monday, July 6, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Eudora Chapel. Please observe social distancing. TJ passed away Sunday, June 28, 2020 in Olathe, Kansas.

TJ was born on March 17, 1978 in Great Bend, KS, the son of Delane and Lana (Schamaun) Dietz.

He graduated from Great Bend High School in 1996 and later received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Kansas State University in 2001.

He had worked for a number of years for Builders Stone & Masonry –BSM Wall Systems as Market President.

He loved KU basketball and Nebraska football but was always a KSU Wildcat at heart. He had a passion for golf. Although, when he started a family, golf paled in comparison. He savored every moment watching Malia play volleyball and was immensely proud of Ethan’s taekwondo accomplishments. Being together with his family was his happiest place.

He married his high school sweetheart, Denise Penka on September 27, 2003 in Great Bend, KS. Denise survives of the home.

Other survivors include his children, Malia and Ethan Dietz of the home; his parents Delane and Lana Dietz; his brother, Michael Dietz; grandmother, Lila Bowman all of Great Bend, KS; many aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Don Schamaun and John and Alvina Dietz.

The family suggests memorials in his name to the TJ Dietz Children’s College Education fund, checks should be made payable to Denise Dietz and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

15 Condolences

  1. Sherrie & Mica Schnoebelen on July 1, 2020 at 12:21 pm

    May you always feel TJ’s presence in the many, cherished memories. May God keep you and be with you in the days ahead. Love you all.

  2. Amanda Bickle (Carson) on July 1, 2020 at 1:43 pm

    So sorry to hear of your loss Mike and Lana. Thinking and praying for your family.

  3. Phil Robertson on July 2, 2020 at 7:07 am

    God gained a great guy. He will do great things in heaven. He will be missed by many friends and family.
    Thanks for being a great role model for your kids. Rest in peace TJ.

  4. Sonja Julian on July 2, 2020 at 8:11 am

    (((HUGS))) sorry for your loss the family are in my thoughts and prayers

  5. Michele Hunt on July 2, 2020 at 8:28 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for to the whole family.

  6. DIANE REXWINKLE on July 2, 2020 at 10:11 am

    So sorry for your loss, Praying that God gives you grace and wraps his loving arms around you and your children. Praying for all of the family.

  7. Jill Freisberg on July 2, 2020 at 12:46 pm

    My heart aches for you all. Please know you’re in my prayers.

  8. Cindy Adcock on July 2, 2020 at 1:08 pm

    Denise and family,
    My prayers are for you and your family.

    Cindy Adcock

  9. Kyle Stadalman on July 2, 2020 at 1:29 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Heartbreaking. Praying for comfort.

  10. Mariah Moore on July 2, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    Delane, Lana, and family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. May your love and memories bring you peace at this difficult time. Thinking of you and sending you great big hugs!

  11. Kyle Lessor on July 2, 2020 at 9:16 pm

    TJ always had such an infectious laugh and a million dollar smile. Many great memories from playing ball together in our teens. Praying for all of you who are part of his wonderful family.

  12. Barbie Hartwell on July 6, 2020 at 12:19 pm

    Lifting you all up in prayer! I’m so sorry for your loss!

  13. Sara Lindsay on July 6, 2020 at 3:39 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and praying for you all!

  14. Jami Hewins on July 7, 2020 at 9:40 am

    I will never forget how great he was coaching. Praying that you find peace in this time.

  15. Sherry Moran on July 7, 2020 at 6:28 pm

    Denise, Malia, Ethan-
    So sorry to hear about the loss of your husband and daddy. I pray for your comfort in the coming months and years . May God wrap his arms around you all.
    – Sherry Moran
    ( nurse sherry )

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