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Kenneth E. Dietrich

Kenneth Edwin Dietrich, age 70, of Philip, SD, died May 12, 2008, at the Rose Medical Center in Denver, CO.

Kenneth "Ken" Edwin Dietrich born November 4, 1937, in McLaughlin, SD, the son of Edwin and Helen (Gutschmidt) Dietrich.

Ken was an avid fisherman, hunter and loved to travel to visit his children and friends. Prior to his retirement, Ken was employed as the Haakon County Auditor and enjoyed the on going contact with his community and friends.

Ken is survived by his children, Cindy, Daryl, David, Susie, Darla, his step-children, Connie and Ed, as well as his mother, Helen Dietrich, brother, Toad Dietrich, sister, Evonne Schumacher, as well as many loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Ken was preceded in death by his father, Edwin Dietrich, his wife, Alice Dietrich (Jackson), and the mother of his children, Kay West.

A loving father, he was surrounded in the comfort of his five children and brother, Donald "Toad," at the time of his death.

Visitation will be held one hour preceding the services.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 17, at the American Legion Hall in Philip, with Pastor Frezil Westerlund officiating.

Interment will be in the Masonic Cemetery, Philip.

In lieu of floral arrangements, memorial can be made to the Cancer Society through the First National Bank of Philip.

Arrangements are with the Rush Funeral Home of Philip.

Written tributes may be made at www.rushfuneralhome.com