Brett Deiter, 70, of Aurora, IL passed away on January 3, 2021. He was born on January 5, 1950 in Cleveland, Ohio the son of Emil and Norma (Bretall) Deiter. Brett’s whole world was his 3 girls, his favorite son-in-laws, and his 4 wonderful grandchildren. Family vacations to Saugatuck, Michigan for the past 35 years created so many memorable moments. These trips also were filled with fun times with friends. It was common for Brett to find time to work at fish frys, go golfing and fishing, and play poker with the Bubbas. Brett was a faithful follower at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church of Aurora. He enjoyed volunteering as a deacon and usher, ringing the bell for the Salvation Army, and visiting the sick. His faith carried him through his many health challenges over the years. It inspired him to do random acts of kindness such as buying groceries for strangers behind him in line over the holidays. His strength, courage, and positivity always guided his life and radiated towards others around him. His funny jokes, laughter, and the race to say ‘I love you’ first to the grandkids will always be treasured.
Brett was a Shriner for over 30 years and worked as a purchasing agent for 40 years before retiring in 2012.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Linda (Thill); daughters, Marcy (Aaron) Reimer, and Tammy (Matt) Bell; grandchildren, Bradley and Callie Reimer and Lauren and Emily Bell; siblings, Jon (Julie) Deiter and Marjorie (Mark) Zgrabik; brother-in-law Rod Thill; aunt, Mona Lee Bretall and nephew, Chris (Beth) Deiter. He is also survived by countless friends.
Family will be receiving guests on Thursday; January 7, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Dieterle Memorial Home, 1120 S. Broadway Ave. Montgomery, IL. A private service will be held at 1PM and will be livestreamed for family and friends. The livestream will appear at www.dieterlememorialhome.com and will remain up for 72 hours following the service. Due to current restrictions we ask that you please pay your respects in a timely manner as a limited number of guests will be allowed in the chapel. Face coverings and social distancing are required. A private burial at Marywood Cemetery will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital at www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/chicago or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital at www.stjude.org .
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