Fred is a positive and motivated individual who is hooked on his family, his community, and Kiwanis.
He has a unique history. Fred was born in Hamburg, Germany and at the age of 4, after the death of his parents, he and his three older brothers immigrated to the United States with literally just the clothes on their backs. Due to various circumstances, Fred was separated from his brothers and he was adopted by Martha and Al Dietze, who made sure that the ties with his brothers would be maintained. Fred grew up in Racine, Wisconsin but moved to Arizona with his parents after his sophomore year in high school.
He met his wife, Nancy, while they were both attending Northern Arizona University. A draft lottery number of nine precluded a teaching profession, but opened up the door to a 20-year Army career that sent Fred and Nancy all over the world.
Their son, Gary, was born early in Fred's Army career and he currently lives in Minnesota. Fred's career in the Army was spent in a plethora of leadership and senior staff positions. After retiring from the Army, he successfully worked in several human resources positions, and, for many years, Fred ran his own human resources and management consulting business.
Fred is now retired from income-producing jobs but still works with organizations in which he believes. His hobby is fishing and he even manages to spend some time on his boat between Kiwanis functions.
Fred has been a member of his town’s Plan Commission for nearly five years. His wife, Nancy, is also a Kiwanian and has been by his side in every job and endeavor that Fred has ever pursued.