Michael Lawrence Dietrich, 52, entered into rest on Jan. 22, 2013, in Springfield, Mo.
He was born July 5, 1960, in Neosho to Larry and Judy (Burnett) Dietrich. Michael graduated from East Newton High School in 1978 and then worked as a salesman selling retail auto parts. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, being discharged in 1986.
Michael is survived by his children; Michael 'Slade' Dietrich and Courtney Dietrich, both of Joplin; granddaughter, Lexi Merritt; grandson-on-the-way in July, Emerson Luke Dietrich; and a sister, Jodi Burnett Pitts of Americus, Ga.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Tyler Nicole Dietrich; parents Larry and Judy Dietrich; maternal grandparents, Ralph and Cora Burnett; paternal grandparents, Lawrence Joseph Dietrich, Sr. and wife, Regina (Jean) Dietrich.
The body has been taken for cremation.
Cremation services are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Granby.
Online condolences may be posted at www.clarkfuneral homes.com.