News

Family and friends of cancer victim plan fundraising auction

Family and friends of Bob Dietrich are asking for the community’s support.

Deitrich is a 43-year-old husband and father of two who lives in Bonney Lake and has roots in the Buckley community. According to friends, in the past year, Deitrich was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. After his diagnosis, he began chemotherapy and cancer treatment. This has taken a heavy emotional and financial toll on he and his family. Deitrich, who is employed by Hexcel in Kent, has been out of work since July.

His family and friends are planning a fundraising auction at 6 p.m. Jan. 31, at the Eagles Hall in Buckley to help out.

Deitrich and his wife Becky grew up in the area and have lived in Bonney Lake since they were married 19 years ago. He has been a volunteer, and touched many lives, through his time with the Bonney Lake Fire Department and as a softball and baseball coach. His wife works in the special education department of Elk Ridge Elementary School in Buckley. Their children are students in the White River School district.

According to organizers, the auction will raise funds for the Dietrich family as they face the challenge of their lives. From 6 to 7 p.m., there will be a social hour with dessert and a no-host bar, and from 7 to 9 p.m. the silent and live auction portion will take place with entertainment provided by the White River High School jazz band.

For information, to make a donation, or to help out contact either Pat Nehring at 253-740-7678 or Trina Taylor at 360-897-6252.

Reach Brenda Sexton at bsexton@courierherald.com or 360-802-8206.

Our Mobile Apps

Community Events, April 2014

Add an Event
We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus

Read the latest Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Apr 16 edition online now. Browse the archives.