VP-4 Vet Kenneth Duane Tietze Sr.

Kenneth Duane Tietze Sr.

Kenneth Duane Tietze, Sr., 67, died June 18, 2012 in St. George, Utah. He was born November 17, 1944 in Canton, Ohio to Kenneth Ernest and Eileen Click Tietze. He married Shirley Irene Cornwell, April 19, 1969 in Denver, Colorado, they were married 43 years.

Kenneth went to Littleton High School in Littleton, CO and was a member of the First Baptist Church. He left high school with permission from his father, and joined the Navy at 17 in 1961. He served his country honorably in the Vietnam War where he received numerous medals.

Kenneth was a member of the Mesquite First Baptist Church, drove the bus, and was a help to all who needed assistance.

Kenneth enjoyed working in the garage, he love motorcycles, boating and fishing. He enjoyed football and was an avid Denver Broncos fan.

Kenneth and Shirley relocated to Mesquite, NV in 2007 for employment opportunity. Kenneth is survived by his wife Shirley, sons Kenneth Duane Tietze Jr., of Burlington, CO and Kenneth Ernest Tietze II of Mesquite, NV, four grandchildren, Dustin Michael Tietze of Portland, OR, Derrick Tietze, Dustin Vanness of Spokane, WA and Amber Joy Tietze of TN. He also leaves behind four great grandchildren, brother Daniel Tietze of Denver, Co and sister Barbara Elkins of Morrisson, CO. He is preceded in death by his parents and three sisters.

Arrangements are under the direction of Virgin Valley Mortuary, 320 E. Old Mill Rd. Mesquite, NV. There will be a celebration of life, Monday, June 25, 2012 , 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 700 Hardy Way, Mesquite, NV.

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