Edwin Tomy Tietz, Sr.

January 10, 1939 ~ October 28, 2021 (age 82)


Prayer services for Edwin Tomy Tietz, Sr., 82, of Groton will be 7:00 p.m., November 4, 2021 at Paetznick-Garness Funeral Chapel, Groton.  Pastor Brandon Dunham will officiate.  Visitation will be held at the chapel from 5-7 p.m.

Edwin Tomy Tietz was born on January 10, 1939 in Missoula, Montana to William and Erma (Wentz) Tietz.  He attended school in New Leipzig, North Dakota.  Ed worked in construction and was part of the crew that built the Oahe Dam in Pierre.  On May 5, 1976 he was united in marriage with Deborah Yde in Webster and the couple made their home in Groton.  Ed worked many years farming in the Groton area. 

Ed enjoyed tinkering with all types of small machinery.  He could fix nearly anything and did so for many family members and friends.  He liked the outdoors; feeding the birds, mowing around town and snowmobiling.   Ed cherished time spent with his grandchildren.

Celebrating his life is his wife Debbie of Groton, his daughters, Melissa (Mark) White of Aberdeen, Alesha (Cory) Peterson of Aberdeen, son, Tom (Lindsey) Tietz of Groton and seven grandchildren:  Shelby, Jaiden, Preston, Collin, Lane, McKenna and Trey.

Preceding him in death were his parents and two brothers, Walter and Elmer.

Honorary Urnbearers will be all of Edwin’s Grandchildren.

Family requests casual dress for the service.


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