Steven W. Dietsch

Steven W. Dietsch

March 19, 1956 - July 27, 2016

Steven W. Dietsch

March 19, 1956 - July 27, 2016


Steven William Dietsch
March 19, 1956 – July 27, 2016

I lost my best friend and soul mate and my sons’ lost the best father, teacher, coach a son could ever hope to have. Steven “Deeco” William Dietsch was born in Milwaukee, WI on March 19, 1956. After a two-year battle cancer took the strongest man I had the good fortune to have as my husband of 26 years on July 27, 2016.

Steve grew up in Two Rivers, WI and attended University of North Dakota with a full ride athletic scholarship for football. After graduation he rode his motorcycle to California to start his career at Wausau Insurance in the underwriting department. Steve left Wausau to begin his successful 34-year career as a salesman in the auto insurance industry.

In 1990 he married his underwriter, Janet Marie Goggins, in San Clemente, CA. In 1992 they made their home in Mission Viejo, CA. After ten years of fun they were blessed with three sons; Nicholas Steven (5/11/01) and twin brothers Cole Martin and Connor William (6/5/03). His family was his life and he devoted 100% of himself to their care and happiness. His passing has left an empty space in the hearts of all who knew him, especially in the baseball community of Mission Viejo and the surrounding cities.

He is also survived by his mother Barbara Dietsch of Mission Viejo, brother Gary Dietsch of Ann Arbor, MI (Jeanne), sister Debra Hellie (Mike) of Chelsea, MI and nephews Justin and Zach Hellie. He was preceded in death by his father William Dietsch. He is also survived by Janet’s large (too many to name) family who loved and will miss him for the rest of their lives.

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30 responses to Steven W. Dietsch

  1. Big Guy, Sgt. Slaughter, you will be missed. From the day Nicholas came to our All-Star team it was clear how passionate Steve was for his boys success. You could always count on Steve to be right there front and center, cheering, encouraging, pushing, not only Nick, but everyone on our team, including me. Every time I would walk by the fence Steve would have a thought or some advice to bounce off of me in hopes of getting that Win. The late night talks on the phone about strategy and wanting advice for the twins games made it so evident that Steve was completely engaged in his sons lives. From the initial phone call asking if Nick could join the Titans, to the last summer league game we talked at, you were such a great father and will never be forgotten. As I promised so many times on the phone and in person, I will always keep my eye on Nick and will continue to make sure he makes good decisions. I know you will always be watching down as your boys continue to dominate and lead by example, much like you did in your battles.
    Thoughts and Prayers to Janet and the boys….

  2. My son, Will, was coached by Steve along with Jimmy Tyler in 8 and 9U baseball with Cole and Connor Dietsch. Steve was incredibly dedicated to the boys he coached and helped my son tremendously as a player. Steve devoted his life to his boys and the teams that he coached. He would roll his wagon to the game full of batting equipment even though he was due for hip and knee replacements. He was, by far, the best outfield coach that Will has ever had. We all knew him as the “gentle giant”, and the boys all loved him. His world revolved around his family. He will be missed in so many ways. I know we all watch Nick, Connor, and Cole and we see Steve. They are his legacy and incredibly talented and sweet boys.
    Marianne Burns

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  4. My son Chase was lucky enough to have been coached by Steve for over 5 years.He was a huge impact on our team The Blackhawks and helped Chase become a very good outfielder with his knowledge of the game.He treated his players like his own sons and loved them and wanted the best for them.After practice and games we would always eat at 2 of his favorite places Woodys and Flamingos we were family and I am going to miss you Coach Steve.I will watch out for your boys and Janet like they are my own:heart:You are an incredibly tough guy an inspiration to all.We will continue to be “Tough All Day” coach.:heart:Todd,Michele,Brittany,Sydney,Kyle and Chase aka The warrior :kissing_heart::heart:

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