Our only beloved son went to heaven to be with our Lord and Savior on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 2:04 p.m. at the Cleveland Clinic Hospital, he was 43 years old.

He is survived by his parents, Debra and Frederick Dietelbach; sisters, Michelle Rihana and Jasmine Dietelbach; and the love of his life, his faithful friend and campion, Koda, his beloved dog; uncles, Mike, Bob, Ray, and Tony. Preceded in death by grandparents, Helen and Norman Davis, John R. Dietelbach Sr., and Donita Gill; uncles, John Jr., Dick, Dave, and Tim Dietelbach.

Growing up he was in many sports, bowling, football, golf, and baseball, where they made city champs. Went on to race motocross at the Pontiac Silverdome. Race street stock, then went on to sprint car racing where he made Rookie of the Year in 1995 and was in Open Wheel Magazine. Big fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Ohio State, and NASCAR. He had a love for nature and loved to help his friend farm, snowmobiling and four wheeling, but what he loved the most was family, friends, campfires, and tradition. He was a big advocate for people with disabilities and had a big heart. Eric was quick witted and had a sparkle in his eye and could make you smile. He lived life to the fullest. A special thank you to the Cleveland Clinic Hospital for the respect and care of our son.

Eric was also a member of the Trinity Baptist Church. A special thank you to Pastor Michael Spann.

If you would like to donate, Eric would like you to simply be an organ donor to give someone a chance of life as was given to him.
Friends and family may visit on Friday, April 28, 2017 from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. at HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd, Findlay (419-422-1500). Graveside services will be private.

Hufford Funeral Home

18 thoughts on “Eric Lee Dietelbach

  1. If you met Eric you met a friend. He was a great person. I had the honor of knowing this guy. He loved many things but my memory share he loved music. Drums and karaoke he enjoyed. Eric fly fly high with those angel wings and watch over your family.God rest your soul my friend. I love ya friend. I offer my deepest condolences to the family and all his friends. God bless.

  2. To Deb and Fred sry for lose I’m glade i got to see him week before at Toledo, He was happy but in pain he said so now hew is watching over all us and not in pain. Need anything let us know Bill and Michelle Bowen R.I.P. ERIC WILL MISS YOU A LOT

  3. To Deb and Fred sry for lose I’m glade i got to see him week before at Toledo, He was happy but in pain he said so now hew is watching over all us and not in pain. Need anything let us know Bill and Michelle Bowen R.I.P. ERIC WILL MISS YOU A LOT

  4. Debra and Fred,
    My heart goes out to you and your girls at the loss of Eric. My prayers are with you all.

  5. Fred and Deb. I’m very sorry for your loss. I know how much Eric meant to you both and I know how, as his Mother and Father you meant to Eric. He is in GOD’s hands now and ALL of his suffering is healed.
    Uncle Dick and Aunt Millie

  6. I ran around with Eric when we were kids. Eric always had the ability to make you laugh and always see the humor in things. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  7. I am very sorry for your families loss. I had known Eric since grade school and remember his antics well. He was always laughing and joking and a lot of fun to be around, never a dull moment. I lost touch when I left Ohio for the military not long after graduation but have been thinking about him a lot since I heard of his passing. Your family is in my prayers, Godspeed Eric.

  8. To Deb and Fred this is Joseph Lord I was one of Eric’s best friends I’m truly going to miss him and you guys I understand what it’s like to lose a son I know how hard it is I thoughts and prayers go out to you guys and if you need to talk to me buddy I’m always there once again sorry for you guises loss is truly hard to lose a son or a kid no how about our old they are love you both Joe Lord

  9. To Devon Fred this is Joe Lord I’m very sorry for your loss he was one of my best friends and you guys I understand what it’s like to lose a son so my thoughts and prayers go out to you if you need to talk to somebody just give me a call

  10. I am so sorry for your loss I knew eric growing up to dating one of my cousins and from being friends with my brother back in the day when we where young. we attended school together he was a good friend and his smile brightened the room fly high my angel friend

  11. My greatest sympathies to all of Eric’s family & friends. I knew Eric through many different connections since I was about 16. From riding motorcycles up town as friends, living close by, his uncle married to my aunt, our Dad’s being friends to my late husband & Eric knowing each other.
    I never saw Eric without a smile on his face.
    Let God surround everyone with love & strength to get through this difficult time of Eric’s passing!

  12. We are sorry that he passed he was great friend of my he love to sing always picking on me singing an he also loves motorcycles we can’t make it due to working

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