Dieter Richard Jung, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend passed away peacefully and among loved ones, at his home on June 11, 2021 at age 84.
Dieter was born in Saarbrucken, Germany on February 6, 1937 to Richard and Elfriede Jung. He lived there with his later widowed mother and his brothers until he decided to come to the United States in 1959. Dieter was a member of the LDS faith. Shortly after arriving in the United States he served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Hawaii, from 1960-62 on active duty and until 1966 on reserve, when he was honorably discharged. Dieter loved the United States and was honored to serve his new country. He was decorated as an expert in pistol and mortar, a sharpshooter in rifle and also received a good conduct medal.
When Dieter completed his active service he soon met the love of his life, the beautiful Dionisia Flores and they were married on December 20, 1963 in Salt Lake City, and remained that way until his death, a total of 57 years!
Dieter loved sports and music. He was a lifelong Utah Jazz and Utah Stars fan. He also enjoyed bowling and playing tennis. His love of early R&B and soul music actually came from his teenage years in Germany and he made it clear that he had great dance moves.
Dieter is survived by his amazing soulmate, Dionisia, his son, Richard; daughter in law, Connie, his grandchildren, Braxton (Cassie), Triahna (Jordyn) and Cassie Hill; brothers and wives, Herbert and Irene Jung, Peter and JoAnn Schneider; nieces and nephews, Annette (Bob), Heidi, Steven, Kim and Ruth (Carnicer) Johnson, and his absolute best friend in the world Shonta Welsh and her beautiful son Moses Jones who made his last time on earth as loving and as comfortable as possible!
Dieter is preceded in death by his father Richard; his mother Elfriede; his sister-in-law Karen (Richards) Schneider, and his favorite four-legged friend Chewy.
Dieter will be buried at the Utah Veterans Cemetery and Memorial Park on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 1:00 pm. There will be a celebration of life gathering within a few weeks at a location that is soon to be determined.