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Justin Dietrich

March 12, 2018

Memorial Service

March 17, 2018
- 2:00 PM with a visitation one hour prior

Triumph Lutheran Brethren Church -- West Campus


Boulger Funeral Home

Justin Dietrich

March 12, 2018


Justin Lee Dietrich, 32, passed away March 12, 2018. Justin was a very compassionate, kind hearted person who was known for always lending a helping hand, his fun sense of humor and his bright, beautiful smile. He enjoyed music, writing his own music, singing, and playing guitar and piano, as well as fishing, riding his motorcycle and playing with his dog, Harley. He also loved children and loved spending time playing with his nieces and nephews.

Justin is survived by his parents, Tracy and Carol; siblings, Alyson (Matthew) Bring of Omaha, NE, Brian (Alyssa) Dietrich of Lankin, ND; grandmother, Evelyn Dietrich; nieces and nephews, Eleanora, Henry, Morgan, Mason, and Gyda; and many aunts and uncles.

Justin is preceded in death by his grandparents, Andrew and Alice Stevens, Louis Dietrich, Wilmar “Bill” and Irene “Renie” Thorwaldson; cousin, Eddy Stevens; uncles Dennis Dietrich and James Dietrich; and aunt, Carol Hoekstra.


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79 responses to “Justin Dietrich”

  1. Dale & Veronica Stark says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  2. Kevin Bercier says:

    Justin, I can not believe you are really gone. Rest in Peace. Prayers and sympathy to the family.

  3. Kim Monson says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We are so sorry for your loss.

    Jeff, Kim, Ben, and Grace Monson

  4. Jen (Chattin) Chorost says:

    My heart hurts for you & your family. Please know that you are close to my heart & in my prayers. I will be in Arizona all of next week or I would have certainly be there to celebrate his life & give you all a big hug. Praying God’s peace will surround you & that you will know the comfort of our Savior. Love you guys!

  5. Don and Jolene Grove says:

    Brian and Alyssa,
    Our deepest sympathy to your family-you have been in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. June Lovaasen says:

    Prayers for Justin’s family and friends .

  7. June Lovaasen says:

    Thoughts and prayers for family and friends of Justin .

  8. Pastor Paul & Joyce Keil says:

    Our hearts are broken for you Carol and Tracy…and the entire family. We shared some special times with Justin (right after we moved to Park River…). Also times and visits with you Carol….Please know we are praying for your family…as you walk thru this most difficult time.

  9. Amanda Larson says:

    Thinking of you all during this tragic time.

  10. Cassandra says:

    My condolences, thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. God bless!

  11. Karen w says:

    Sorry to hear of your loss! Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Justin was a great person and loved by many. May you Rest In Peace bud.

  12. Sarah Dahlen says:

    Thinking of your family during this time and remembering fun times at Carolyn’s when we were kids. Prayers to you all.

  13. Karen A. Anderson says:

    So so sorry to all your family. May the Lord give you peace and hold you in his loving arms right now!! Our hope is in Jesus!!

  14. Rosanne and Gene Dub says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Gene and Rosanne Dub

  15. Lois M Anderson says:

    Prayers are with you’re family, think of the fun times!!!

  16. Lacresha says:

    I’ve heard some great things about your son the last couple days… so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for you and your family.

  17. Bernadettte Jelinek says:

    My heartfelt sadness with sympathy to Justin’s family. I will always remember Justin as he was as a kid in Park River. He had a big smile and wow the talent….. so sorry for your pain of losing this man

  18. Tammy Thelen says:

    I’m so sorry to hear this sad news, prayers for the entire family!!

  19. Suellen Brunsvold says:

    We are so sorry that you have to endure this heartbreak, Tracy & Carol. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Suellen & Stuart

  20. Steve and Linda Onstad says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Steve and I will keep everyone in our thoughts and prayers.

  21. Suellen & Stuart Brunsvold says:

    We are so sorry that you have to endure this heartbreak, Tracy & Carol. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  22. Chad & Julie Fraser says:

    May God hold you all close as your endure this tragedy. He and you all will come to ur to be in our prayers.

  23. Kristin Lee Bjerke says:

    Prayers to you at this very difficult time. May he be at peace.

  24. Mary (Peterka) Lizakowski says:

    Justin Dietrich
    Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in so many prayers. And I pray that God will give you strength and courage in your time of bereavement.

  25. Shanan Raatz says:

    My heart goes out to you; please accept my sincere sympathy. I am praying for the family.

  26. Larry and Sara McCollum says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!!

  27. Loren & Wendy Machart says:

    Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family, may God help you through this difficult time.

  28. Tami and Terry Lund says:

    Carol & Tracy you are I my thoughts and prayers, this is so hard and sad for all who knew Justin, his & your struggles were very tough….. he is at peace now, not restless or troubled…. take solice In that and take one day at a time, lean on each other and rest assured God will hold you in his loving arms and won’t let you down.

  29. Mitch Solberg says:

    My deepest condolences to his family. I had the privilege of knowing Justin through work and getting to know him during that time and away from the job sites. I had a special connection with him. We bonded through music, life experiences, and trials and tribulations. I always kept a soft spot for him. He was great to work with and just sit down and chat with. He had a huge heart and I will never forget the memories. May you be at Peace my friend. We will always have “Nutshell”

  30. Christine Grove says:

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Scot, Christine and Taylor Grove

  31. Tom and Anita Johnson says:

    Hugs and prayers to the Dietrich family. We will always remember Justin with that smile. May God wrap his loving arms around you and hold you close.

  32. Brian Jay Saiger says:

    LIfe is simple until it becomes difficult. It is my hope and prayer that Justin was welcomed by Christ into a better world than we currently know. May God grant each of you peace in spite of your loss and pain, and grant you the ability to remember those simpler, brighter days.

  33. Anonymous says:

    So sorry for the loss of your son, brother, and uncle. Prayers of peace for your family. God Bless.

  34. Genevieve Harvey says:

    Carol, Tracy, My deepest condolences to you and your family at this time. I cannot imagine the heartache you are feeling, May our Lord and Savior comfort all of you in the days to come.

  35. Cindy DeWitt says:

    Carol, Tracy and the rest of the family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Justin was a great person and always polite. When you look up at the sky there will be a new star shining down at you.

  36. Debbie Blair says:

    Carol and Tracy, I am so sorry for your loss. May God help you and your family three this tragedy. Justin sounded like a wonderful young man. May the love of family and friends give you strength Prayers for you and your family

  37. Pete OToole says:

    Condolences to Tracy and Carol, and their family, at this time of loss.

  38. Kay Peldo says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. I am so grateful for the time that the good lord let us spend together. RIP Justin until we meet again my friend Kay Peldo

  39. Alice (O'Toole) Poehls says:

    My sincere sympathy to you, Tracy and Carol, upon the loss of your son.

  40. Debbie Bitz says:

    Carol and Tracy and family. There really are no words that can take that pain and sorrow away. Just know that there are many people that care and love you. I’m so sorry for your loss and thinking of you at this time in this time of your sorrow and heartache.

  41. Julie Wellnitz says:

    Even though I did not know Justin, my heart goes out to you and your family. I lost my 23 yr old son 3 years ago in May. I can tell you that the grief does ease as you absorb the pain of losing him and adjust to a life without him. Someone wrote that, immediately, grief is like battling eighty foot waves that seem to swallow you up, but over time, the waves become lesser and more and more infrequent and there is a recovery period in between. You will forever miss him, but he will always be with you. Creating commemorations in his memory helped me a lot because I want him remembered. My Hayden sounds very much like your Justin…..so kind-hearted and good with children and dogs. Dear Family, May God hold you in His loving arms as He welcomes Justin into His Kingdom.

  42. Katie Winje says:

    Carol & Family,
    My heart goes out to you during this very diffcult time. Cherish the memories you have of Justin. He was definitly loved and will be missed greatly. Thinking of you now and the days ahead. May God bless you and give you peace.
    With Love,

  43. Linda and Jim Stevens says:

    Dear Carol,Tracy, Alyson,Brian,family and friends, My heart is breaking as I write this because we know what it is like to lose a child! We pray that our Lord and Savior engulfs you all within His arms as you slowly mend your hearts. While time and prayers have helped our hearts to mend, we still feel a great emptiness in our hearts. We are so glad you have the Lord in your lives! Just know Justin will be greatly missed. He was a loving and caring person. I personally want to thank Shane Carrico for his love for Justin! He was there for Justin!
    We know Justin is now at peace in Heaven with our Lord and Savior! Rest In Peace sweetheart! God Bless you all!

  44. Pam Thompson says:

    Tracy and Carol may you know we are thinking about and praying for you……praying He will ease your pain and give you courage and understanding to carry on when all settles and life returns to its previous state. May you be keenly aware of all prayers that are petitioning Our Lord for the previous and much more! Our Deepest Sympathies, Rick and Pam T. 🙏

  45. Wayne Udby says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this sad time. God Bless!

  46. Swenson family says:

    Thoughts and prayers.So sorry for the loss of your family member, I do not know your family, but I feel saddened for the failure of our systems. The struggle is so very difficult. May you all find peace. God Bless

  47. Alva and Richard Brown Crystal, ND says:

    We are so sorry about your son. He is now in the loving arms of our caring and loving Lord. Peace be with you and your family.

  48. Barbara Kreps says:

    I don’t know your family but my heart aches for your family during this difficult time.

  49. Julie Peterson Klein says:

    All of us from your Bell Bank family are thinking of you and your dear family Carol. We will all surround you with love and support during this difficult time. God Bless You All! Prayers!

  50. Lindsay says:

    Made you Rest In Peace Justin, been thinking of you wish I could talk to you one more time.
    You are very much loved and missed.

  51. Crystal Castillo says:

    Your heart warming smile and personality will always stay with me. You were such a huge part of my adolescent years and the memories we made together will hold a place in my heart forever. We were two young teenagers just learning and growing with one another. I’m grateful for the time that we had and the love we shared. I pray you’re finally at peace with yourself and whatever you had hanging over your shoulders. You’re home now with your maker and know you’re looking down on everyone and smiling.

  52. Ann Stevens Lee says:

    Dear Carol and family,
    I was so sad to hear the sad news of your dear son and brother Justin’s passing. No matter the circumstances, losing your loved one is the worst thing to endure. He was loved and will be missed by those who knew him. I will be with you in my thoughts and prayers during this terrible time. So proud of Allyson speaking out like she did. Love to you all.

  53. Gloria Jean Kringstad says:

    Tracey, Carol, & family, also Jan,& Sam. Shayne, & Chris,
    My heart aches for your great loss of Justin. I cried all day yesterday, and last night, May, the LORD be with
    each & everyone of you during this difficult time. He was such a wonderful young man. May he be in peace
    in Heaven now. I wish I could of been there w/ all of you. Take care, and I love you all.

    Gloria Jean K ringstad

  54. Sheila says:

    Blessed to be loved by his family, so sorry for your loss!

  55. Nicole Brown says:

    RIP my friend….wont be the same without you D-bo! My thoughts & prayers are with your family & will miss you SO much!

  56. Elizabeth A. McWilliams. 3110 U S 2,Arvilla,ND says:

    Sincere sympathy to Justin’s family and friends,my prayers are that our young children to the help they need,early on.Remember all the Happy times.That will be of some comfort.

  57. Dean Mecham says:

    I pray you find peace and comfort in Gods grace.I will keep Justin and your family in my prayers

  58. Linda Enget says:

    Rip Justin. Prayers for family and friends

  59. Sean Barnhart says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. May the Lord grant you peace through Christ.

  60. Barb says:

    Praying for you and your family, Carol. Know that the prayers of people are surrounding you.

  61. Carrie Bjorge says:

    Carol & family – My heart goes out to you! I am thinking of you and pray that you’ll know the Lord’s comfort.

    “Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.” (I Peter 5:7)

    Carrie Bjorge (Bell Bank)

  62. Dolly Philippi says:

    Carol I am so sorry for your loss. I am in shock reading about this. Praying for strength for you and your family.

  63. Wayne & ReNae Gerszewski says:

    Thoughts and Prayers are with the Family at this time.

  64. Laura Alkofer says:

    I have memories of Justin from way back when he was in grade school. He was a joy to his teachers and classmates. You have my sympathy.

  65. Diane Czisny (your cousin in Wisconsin) says:

    Words fall short of expressing my sorrow for your loss. I am deeply sorry to hear about the passing of Justin. I can’t imagine the sadness you must be feeling. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.

    Those we love can never be more than a thought away,
    for as long as there’s a memory, they live in our hearts to stay.

  66. John P Jemtrud says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family…..

  67. Rhonda Gaden says:

    So sorry for your loss. Gone way to soon. Will pray for you and the family.

  68. Warren and Jolyn Stevens says:

    Dear Carol and Tracey, and Family,
    Please accept our most heartfelt condolences for your great loss.
    We are so very, very sorry.
    We love you,
    Warren and Jolyn Stevens

  69. Shane Carrico & family says:

    Auntie Carol Uncle Tracy Brian & Alyson, I wish I could be there with you in this difficult time to celebrate Justin’s there are lots of things in life that will try to break you down make you give up test your FAITH Justin and I were very close I just keep remembering Justin’s words God has a plan for everyone plans that we will never understand , We don’t have to understand if you can stay strong trust your faith then you know Justin has no more pain no more struggles his mind is clear and his body is new he is with the Lord he is happy we love you guys! Take it one day at a time love Shane Pam Carri Adam & Buster. You guys are in our prayers stay strong.

  70. Bob Sundvor says:

    Carol and Tracy, My prayer and sympathy is with you in this tragic time!

  71. Faye Ranisate says:

    My deepest sympathies go out to your family, May God help you to understand why this Tragedy had to happen. Your in my thoughts and prayers,

  72. Becca Carpenter says:

    Justin was a great friend, so talented, loving and caring. My heart is broken for him and his family. I pray he is at peace now. My deepest sympathy, prayers and condolences to his family as they grieve his loss.

  73. holly says:

    I pray for your peaceful passage into heaven justin, that you have found that peace and love of GOD. You were a good friend to many and you will be missed. Your life here gave positives you never even were aware of, thank you for your life here. peace to you. holly

  74. Larry Omdahl says:

    Would just love to echo Alyson’s feelings. He was such a mild-mannered young man that was so desperately searching for answers to his inner demons! He was multi-talented and just a joy to be around. Our world needs to find a way to take these troubled under our wings. My condolences to the family. He definitely left his mark on my heart! Mr. O

  75. gloria says:

    Shane Carrico,
    Thank you so very much for being so wise beyond your years, in what you said, in this guest book to Justin, Carol, & Tracey. Your mother, and dad, have raised you so well, I can feel in your words, Shane. I am PROUD YOU
    HAD THE COURAGE to be there for Justin in his time of great need. YOU are very SPECIAL, I’m sure your voice, & words gave Justin some strength, and peace during those last moments. I love you all.
    Your mom’s old friend,

  76. Don Reynolds says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Please call if you need anything.

  77. C DAWES says:

    My family and I are so sorry to read of the tragic untimely death of Justin and send our heartfelt sympathy. Having experienced the loss of our son, we know the devastating pain and sorrow it brings. May the Bibles hope of a resurrection as Jesus promised at JOHN 11:25 give you strength and comfort in the times ahead.
    With prayers
    The Dawes family

  78. John and Lin Hamilton says:

    Our prayers and love to Carol & Tracy & the whole family. We only met Justin a couple of times & found him a great guy. May he rest in peace.

  79. Ben Larson says:

    I visited where you left us today, and talked with the neighbors, I’m sorry that I wasn’t at your funeral, I talked to you, I cried, I am still trying to accept that you are gone, I wish I could of been there to do more, I’m hurt, and I’m also angry at you, but I know that is my hurt. I think of all the regrets, what I could of done, I have lost my best friend, my little Bro from the “Dark River”, I hope that you now have peace in your life, I will forever miss you my Brother, you where my best friend, I love you, and I will see you again, and we will ride Heavens Highway.

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