A Fatal Car Accident
Our dear friend and Landsharks teammate Chris Dietz was driving toward his home in Thornton after work on the evening of Wednesday, February 10th when a car ran a stop sign. The T-bone impact on Chris’ driver side door killed him instantly.
Chris was a Family Man
Chris was the epitome of a family man. When he would talk of guitars, music, church, or a variety of other topics, his conversations would always turn to the topic that was of the greatest importance to him – his family.
Over the last few years his daughter Kaitlyn, her husband Sean, and his grandchildren Devi and Daxton lived with he and his wife Lisa at their home in Thornton. His daughter Annie, who has been away at college since the fall of 2020, has decided to come back home to be with her family after the loss of her father. To have the majority of his immediate family together under one roof during these difficult times is the only way he would have wanted it.
Chris is survived by his wife Lisa of 18 years, daughters Annie and Kaitlyn, son Michael, grandchildren Devi and Daxton, his mother, siblings, aunts, uncles, and in-laws. They are all shattered at the loss of such a great man.
Heart of Gold
Chris didn’t know a stranger. He immediately became friends with all who met him.
His heart was made of gold and he spread love and light everywhere he went. He was the kindest, most generous and supportive person you would have ever met. If anyone ever needed help, he would be the first to step up. He was always willing to help family, friends and strangers, no questions asked.
We want to return all the love and kindness he put into the world by taking care of his family during this very difficult time while they learn to navigate life without him.
Right now, his wife, kids, grandchildren, mother, siblings, and other family members are our number one priority. We want to support his family the best way we can, and I know that you all can help us with doing so.
Let’s meet this tragedy with generosity, love and community.
Or mail check to:Dawg Nation Hockey Foundation
PO Box 182
Indian Hills, CO 80454
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