Former Frisco resident Roger Deitrick dies |

Former Frisco resident Roger Deitrick dies

Summit County, CO Colorado

Former longtime Frisco resident Roger Evans Deitrick died Tuesday at 76 in his hometown of York, Neb.

He was born on April 11, 1932, in Lucas, Iowa, to Cecil and Doris (Evans) Deitrick.

Deitrick graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a fighter pilot. He also graduated from the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, the home of the “Right Stuff.” He was the 124th Marine to be designated a test pilot.

He resigned his commission as a major and flew for 26 years for United Airlines, from which he retired in 1994. He lived in Frisco for 32 years and moved to York in 2008.

Deitrick enjoyed all outdoor sports, including skiing, hiking and canoeing. He was an avid traveler with his wife and enjoyed working with computers.

He is survived by his wife, Georgia Kaeding Deitrick of York. His brothers-in-law include Jerry and his wife Chris Kaeding of Bull Shoals, Ark., and Tom and his wife Karen Kaeding of York.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Military graveside services will be at 11 a.m., Monday at York’s Greenwood Cemetery with the Rev. Mike Neidow officiating.

As it was Roger’s wish to be cremated, there will be no viewing or visitation. Metz Mortuary in York is handling arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Tabitha Hospice or to Emmanuel Lutheran Church in York. E-mail condolences may be directed to the family at

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