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James Dietlin

1939 - 2022

James Dietlin age 83 of Posen passed away at home on August 21, 2022.

He was born June 4, 1939 in Rogers City to Henry and Margaret (Schepke) Dietlin.

Jim is survived by his wife, Janet; six children, Joseph (Michelle) Dietlin of Rochester Hills, James Dietlin of Traverse City, Jean Dietlin of Florida, Jason Dietlin of Posen, Judy (Tim) Styma of Florida and John (Jessica) Dietlin of Alpena; 14 grandchildren; a brother, Ralph (Mary) Dietlin of Mt. Morris; two sisters, Margaret Francisco of Davison and Julie (Rick) Szakaly of Belleville; two sisters-in-law, Ursula Dietlin of Ossineke and Donna Dietlin of Rogers City.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Esther and Therese; and two brothers, Henry and Kenneth.

Jim graduated from Rogers City High School in 1957. On August 29, 1964 he married Janet Shemanski at St. Casimir Catholic Church. Jim retired as a Captain after 45 years of sailing on the Great Lakes.

Friends may visit at St. Casimir Catholic Church on Monday, August 29th from 10 a.m. through time of his Mass at 11 a.m. with Fr. Arthur Duchnowicz officiating.

Burial will follow at St. Casimir Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to Posen First Responders or Friends Together.

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James Dietlin – Beck Funeral Home – Rogers City, MI