Birth:  Sep. 16, 1920
New Philadelphia
Tuscarawas County
Ohio, USA
Death:  Mar. 24, 2002


Press-Enterprise, The (Riverside, CA) - May 8, 2002

Deceased Name: WILLIAM L. DIENST

WILLIAM L. DIENST, 71, died March 24 while on a cruise to South America. Born in New Philadelphia, Ohio, Mr. Dienst lived in Riverside three years. He served in the U. S. Air Force for 30 years before he retired as a colonel in 1973.

He worked for Boeing for 11 years before he retired in 1985.

Mr. Dienst received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

He was a member of the Order of the Daedalians.

Mr. Dienst is survived by his wife, Lorraine; three daughters, Marilyn Ahearn and Adrienne, both of Washington, and Kathryn of San Jose; a son, William of Washington; eight grandchildren; and a sister, Katherine Hurst of Ohio.


Eastside Journal (Bellevue, WA) - April 7, 2002

Deceased Name: William Lewis 'Bill' Dienst

William Lewis ''Bill'' Dienst of Riverside, Calif., formerly a Redmond resident for 25 years, died March 24, 2002, while on a cruise around South America. He was 81.

Mr. Dienst was born Sept. 16, 1920, in New Philadelphia, Ohio. He was a 1938 graduate of New Philadelphia High School, where he served as class president, and attended Ohio University. In 1942 he became an Army Air Forces pilot and took part in the Berlin Airlift while serving in Europe. After graduating from the Massachusetts institute of Technology, Mr. Dienst married Lorraine Pineau in June 1952.

Mr. Dienst was employed as a test pilot and engineer at Edwards Air Force Base, was a Titan missile test director in Colorado and took part in the Minuteman missile program in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Additional assignments included various positions in Washington, D.C., and with NATO in Brussels, Belgium. Mr. Dienst retired as a colonel with the Air Force in 1973 after 30 years. He then worked for The Boeing Co. from 1973 to 1985.

Mr. Dienst coached numerous youth sports teams and worked on many PTA-related activities on behalf of the schools his children attended. He enjoyed spending time with friends and family, discussing current events and political philosophies and swapping stories of his travel adventures with others.

In addition to his wife of 49 years, survivors include his daughters Adrienne L. Dienst of Seattle, Marilyn L. Ahearn of Olympia and Kathryn E. Dienst of San Jose, Calif.; sons Alan J. Dienst of Federal Way and William L. Dienst Jr. of Omak; sister Kathryn Hurst of New Philadelphia; and eight grandchildren.

Riverside National Cemetery
Riverside County
California, USA
Plot: SECTION 55A SITE 239