Very sorry to hear Dieter is gone. We did the 12th grade together in Centerline High School. I remember the basement in his Dad's house was lined with sci-fi books, many of which I borrowed, read, and brought back to get another. He had a green Karmann Ghia with an upgraded engine and the most instrumentation stretched across the dashboard I've ever seen.
We drifted apart after HS but he was a friend and I'll miss him.
I was so sorry to learn of Dieter's passing and your families loss. I have such great memories of Dieter and the whole Wabnitz family over the years. I remember babysitting Jennifer and James - we had some fun times, mowing the lawn and all the celebrations we shared together over the years. And - of course, my conversations with Dieter, many of which went right over my head as a young lad ;)! He was wicked smart and when he'd talk to you he was so deep in thought that his eyes sparkled. I have some great memories of all of you and Dieter as well.
Yesterday my dad and I were reminiscing about Deiter and he told me two stories, one was when he and my mom first met Dieter, he had just bought a new bathtub right after you moved in and had to take apart the house to get it in the bathroom - too funny - but that was Dieter! And the other time, he wanted to 'improve' my dads pig roaster and when dad got it back he had a two-speed pig roaster, with high and low speed. God knows it was the only dual-speed pig roaster in Michigan - again, that was Deiter.
The entire Webb family remembers him fondly - Dieter was a great neighbor and friend! We were fortunate to have known him.
Jim Webb (San Diego, CA)