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Dylan John Diederich, age 31 of Columbia Heights, Minnesota, passed away January 25, 2023.

He was born on September 29, 1991 in Grand Rapids, Minnesota to Anton “Tony” Diederich and Christine “Chris” (Brandt) Diederich.

He attended high school in Otsego/Elk River and obtained his GED in 2010. He worked at Sport Tech and Metro Mold for several years, and as the years passed, he learned many trade skills that allowed him to work on larger scale projects. He worked with his Dad building homes in North Dakota and helped in the machine shop. He was currently enrolled at Anoka Tech to further his trade skills to become a machinist.

Dylan was known for his generous heart. He had a very loving and warm personality, so it was easy for him to make friends. He got along with anyone. He was genuine, poetic, and artistic. Dylan was exceptionally kind and worked well with children; he was a caring father and uncle. His family affectionately called him “Dyl Pickle”.

When he wasn’t working or attending his classes, you could find him enjoying the outdoors with a fishing pole in his hand. He especially liked being on the lake ice fishing. He enjoyed playing board and video games; his competitive side would come out because he didn’t like to lose! He will be missed by so many people.

He is preceded in death by his great-grandparents.

Dylan is survived by his son, Johnathan Coalee Diederich; mother, Christine Diederich; father, Anton (Tracy) Diederich; brother, Nathan (Haily) Diederich; step-siblings, Jamie (Boden) Silberg and Justin (Ali Smith) Sundt; nephew, Elijah; grandparents, Jerald and Rosemary Brandt and Daniel and Mary Lou Diederich; many aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held Monday, January 30, 2023 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM at The Peterson Chapel in St. Michael-Albertville (300 Main St., North) with a brief prayer service beginning at 7PM.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at 11:00 AM with visitation one hour prior at St. Michael Catholic Church in St. Michael, MN (11300 Frankfort Pkwy NE).

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to The Peterson Chapel of St. Michael-Albertville. Online condolences for the family may be directed to

15 Guestbook Entries

  1. Dana Fath Strande

    Dear Tony and family,

    I carry your names in my prayers…for peace and for comfort as you grieve this loss if Dylan. May Dylan Rest in Peace and Rise in Glory.

  2. Em Griffin

    Rest in peace my friend. You are loved. I will miss you. I keep you in my heart.

  3. Kele

    You will be missed by many little Abaddon. Fly high with the angel luv.

  4. Leah Arntson

    Chris- there are no words. My prayers and heart are with your family during ths time.

  5. Elizabeth Belliganti

    My heartfelt prayers and thoughts are with you, Dylan’s
    family, during this sad time.

    Dylan was liked by so many online in the gaming community. Without ever meeting him face to face, strong bonds were formed.

    We spoke on the phone from time to time and he always made mention of his love for hunting and fishing but even more so for his son.

    May you find comfort and peace as well as strength from each other in the days ahead.

  6. Evilqueen2011

    Fly high with the angels my friend abba….you will be missed on the games we played together…until we meet again

  7. Jean Greene

    Tony and family
    There are no words anyone can say to mend a broken heart of losing a child that we brought into this world, but God called his child back home for some reason….and now he’s your guardian angel forever…. I’ll be praying for you and your family as you go through this difficult time…

  8. Beth

    My brother… My other half, for half my life. I am who I am because of you. I love you Dyl.

  9. Robin Rae

    I am so proud of you for becoming a person of substance. You are in my heart and have touched my soul. I miss you. You are like a family member forever. I love you.

  10. Maxwell Camarata

    I befriended Dylan this last year while at Anoka Tech. Even on stressful days, Dylan always seemed to have an upbeat personality. My condolences to the family during this very difficult time. He will be greatly missed.

  11. Jenny Lea

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Many prayers to you and your family during this very difficult time.

  12. David Buckley

    My thoughts and prayers to Dylan’s family and friends.
    Those we love don’t go away. They walk beside us each and every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed and very dear.

  13. Miles and Jinny Zroka

    So sorry for your loss. I am here for you if you need God grant you peace

  14. Mary Kavanagh

    My heart goes out to you all for your loss 💕

  15. JB AKA Compton

    My boi and I always chilled every weekend. He helped me catch my first walleye. Helped me with machining projects at Anoka Tech. And he even taught me how to cook and
    have fun and all that. He truly was one of my best friends. And I miss him every single waking day. I can’t go one day without thinking of him.
    It will never be the same without him.


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