Warner Alza Dietrich, 81, Arkansas City, died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, at his home.

He was born June 17, 1938, in Ellis to Bern and Rose (Hadley) Dietrich.  He was a 1956 graduate of Ellis High School.

He owned and operated a grocery store in Osborne for several years before becoming a route driver for Betts Baking Company (Rainbow) for 40 years until his retirement.

Survivors include a son, Bill Dietrich and wife, Kelley Savage, Arkansas City; three daughters Jill Bliss, Jan Dietrich, Jena White and husband. Derek, all of Tulsa, Okla.; two stepdaughters. Cathy Robinson, Wichita, and Kelly Cain, Sterling; a sister, Bernie Helget and husband, Bob, Hays; 16 grandchildren, Rassan Hines, Lyons, Jessa Moore, Jathan Bliss, Jordan, Jamison and Janey Lundstrom, all of Tulsa, Lydell Loins,  Dalton, Julian and Bryson Dietrich, all of Arkansas City, Shatasha Augmon, Sage Pina, both of Boston, Cody, Zach and Dillon Swisher, all of Lyons, and Isiah and Isaac Robinson, both of Wichita; two nieces, Jennie Helget and Jamie Liles, both of Hays; and a nephew, Jake Helget, Hays.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son-in-law, Vince Bliss; and a granddaughter, Kassius Savage.

Services were Aug. 15 at Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home, Arkansas City; graveside services will be at a later date in Mount Hope Cemeter,

Keithley Funeral Chapel, 400 E. 17th, Ellis, KS, 67637, is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be left by guest book at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com or by email at keithleyfuneralhomes@gmail.com.