Tracy L. Dietrich

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Tracy’s service will be livestreamed below at 1 pm Saturday, November 5

Tracy Lee Dietrich, 66, was called to be with his Lord and Savior on October 21, 2022.

Tracy was born on October 3, 1956, in Grand Forks, ND to Louis and Irene (Flint) Dietrich. Tracy started driving gravel truck after school when he was 14 years old. In 1985, he started his own business, Dietrich Transport, Inc. and drove semi-truck his entire life until a diagnosis of terminal cancer forced him to retire in December 2021. Tracy was very proud of having driven over seven million miles throughout his career. On June 23, 1978, Tracy married Carol (Stevens) Dietrich. Tracy and Carol made their home in Park River, ND, where they raised their three children, Alyson, Justin and Brian. Tracy was a kindhearted person who will be remembered for his fun sense of humor, hearty laugh, hard work ethic and blunt honesty. He enjoyed fishing, spending time with family and talking on the phone with friends. He also loved good food, whether it be enjoying a home cooked meal or going out to restaurants.

Tracy is survived by his wife of 44 years, Carol; daughter, Alyson (Matthew) Bring and their children Eleanora and Henry; son, Brian Dietrich and his children Morgan, Mason and Gyda; stepmother, Evelyn Dietrich; and brother, Gary Dietrich.

Tracy is preceded in death by his son, Justin Dietrich; parents, Louis Dietrich and Irene Thorwaldson; stepfather Bill Thorwaldson; and siblings Dennis Dietrich, Carol Hoekstra, and James Dietrich.

A celebration of life will be held at Triumph West Church in West Fargo, ND on November 5, 2022, at 1:00 p.m.

The inurnment will be at Riverside Cemetery Mausoleum.


Visitation: November 5, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Triumph Lutheran Brethren Church -- West Campus
3745 Sheyenne St
West Fargo, ND 58078

Memorial: November 5, 2022 1:00 pm

Triumph Lutheran Brethren Church -- West Campus
3745 Sheyenne St
West Fargo, ND 58078

Burial: November 5, 2022 3:30 pm

Riverside Cemetery - Fargo
2102 5th St S
Fargo, North Dakota 58103

(701) 235-2671

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  1. Prayers of strength and peace to all of Tracy’s family and friends. You will be missed dear friend ❣️

  2. Dear Carol and Family I’m so sorry to hear about Tracy. My Thoughts & Prayers are with you all at this difficult time. I’m always here for you guys if you need anything ❤ Hugs to All

  3. I will miss Tracy, so much, he was more like a brother, than a step brother. Sending prayers and hugs to all of his family.🙏🙏🙏❤️

  4. Tracy truly enjoyed and appreciated people!!! He had an uncanny ability to bring people together and make them feel special even during his difficult illness.
    I will greatly miss our “talks on the porch”. He was one of a kind!

  5. Carol and family: sorry to hear the passing of Tracy. He was fun to talk to and always had a smile. Enjoy all the memories you have. Death doesn’t take them away.

    • Always pleasant to be around and talk with. He definitely loved all his kids and spoke highly of them. Sorry he’s gone, but glad he was a Christian.

  6. Tracy you will be missed so much! So much love to give so much knowledge !! At peace may you rest ❤️❤️

  7. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you! We will miss uncle Tracy. Glad we got to go fishing in August it was the best trip ever! We will miss all the hilarious one liners!! He was so whitty! Hope he is catching the big walleye in the sky. We love you uncle Tracy

  8. Tracy had a heart of gold and will be missed! He had a very contagious laugh . My deepest sympathy to his family! RIP Tracy

  9. What a beautiful service. The music was lovely. Alyson did such a nice job talking about her dad …. And how special to end with a song Justin sang.
    Sending hugs from Texas – you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I wish we could have been there today. We watched online and it was a beautiful service. Alyson did an amazing job. Uncle Tracy will be so missed. He always made me laugh and I have a lot of fond memories of him. He was truly one of a kind. Love you all~
    Andrea & John

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