Obituary of Donald P. Deiter
Donald (Don) Paul Deiter, age 97, passed away October 27, just ten days shy of what would have been his 98th birthday. A funeral service will be held in the chapel of Heritage Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory on Thursday, November 2, 2023 at 10 AM. Immediately following the service, a committal will be take place at Parkway Memorial Gardens.
Don was born in Paxico, Kansas to Golda Davis Deiter and George Thomas Deiter as one of six children. Don was a veteran of the United States Air Force and retired federal civil servant at Robins Air Force Base. Don was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 1020. He also enjoyed ballroom dancing, music and collecting and working with antiques. He earned his private pilot license in the 70s and enjoyed flying and being a member of the Aero Club at Robins AFB. He enjoyed listening to his favorite artists such as Dean Martin, Glenn Miller, Perry Como, and Roger Whittaker. He was generous in giving back to the first responders by leaving weekly funds at a local bakery for them to enjoy pastries with his compliments. Prior to 2020, Don enjoyed gardening and maintained an extensive garden of fruits and vegetables.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Vela (Martin) Deiter, two infant sons: Donald and Timothy; daughter, Cristi Lynn Zsigrai; and brothers: Norman Deiter and Lloyd Deiter. He is survived by his sons: Paul Deiter (Benita) and Michael Deiter (Janet); son-in-law, Viktor Zsigrai; three sisters: Marty Hiegert, Louise Glotzbach, and Liz King; granddaughters: Melissa Kreill Bennett (Bradley), Alisha Farmer (Jack); grandsons: Stephen Deiter (Tonya) and Jonathan Padilla; great granddaughters: Abby Deiter and Lindsey Pierce; great grandsons: Adam Deiter, Knolan Pierce, and Daniel Farmer; and three great-great grandchildren: Nevaeh Mayn, Avaliese Pierce and Keeghan Pierce.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations be made in his memory to the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), 424 E. 92nd Street, New York, NY 10128-6804.
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Heritage Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory has the honor of being entrusted with the arrangements for Mr. Donald "Don" Paul Deiter.
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