Former GM, Veteran Dederich Dies

John Dederich, a Vietnam veteran who lost both legs but went on to serve many years as GM at Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena, died unexpectedly in Indianapolis April 3, where he was attending the NCAA Final Four. He was 63.

The Green Bay, Wis., native was a decorated war veteran, serving in the U.S. Marine Corp.

In addition to his volunteer work with numerous veterans organizations, he was very instrumental in the operation of Friends of the Brown County Veterans Memorial Project.

Funeral services with full military rites will be conducted at 11 a.m. April 9 at First Congregational Church United Church of Christ in DePere, Wis.

A memorial fund has been established.