Daniel H. “Danny” Tietz, 85

Daniel H. “Danny” Tietz, age 85, of New Prague, Minnesota died peacefully on Saturday, January 28, 2023, surrounded by family at Mayo Clinic Hospital in New Prague.  Danny was born February 21, 1937 in New Prague, Minnesota to Adolph A. and Ethel (Scharf) Tietz.

He attended New Prague Public School.  Danny married the love of his life, Sharon R. Simonette, on September 21, 1956 at Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lanesburgh.  The couple made their home in New Prague, where they raised their five children.  Danny’s father, Adolph passed away at a young age and Danny ran the family farm.  He also worked for Hennes Feed Mill, and MVE.  During this time he was an original Charter member of the New Prague Ambulance Service and Police Reserves.  After volunteering in these positions, Danny made a career change and became a New Prague Police officer and then a Scott County Deputy Sergeant for many years retiring in 1992.  Danny was very active serving on the Friedens Church council for many years. Danny was a pillar to his family, the church and community. He thoroughly loved playing cards, gardening, camping, hunting, fishing and the Minnesota Twins.  He rarely missed his grandchildren’s activities. 

Danny is survived by his children, Denise (Bruce) Rynda of New Prague, Dave (Pam) Tietz of New Prague, Dennis (Heather) Tietz of New Prague, Debbie Cobb of Oconomowoc, WI; daughter-in-law, Bobbie Tietz of Waterville; sister Marlene Harder of Houston, TX; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife Sharon R. (Simonette) Tietz; son Duane “Dewey”, and infant son Dale in infancy; parents Adolph A. & Ethel (Scharf) Tietz.

Memorial Funeral Service will be held Sunday, February 5, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. at Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lanesburgh with Pastor Henry Koch officiating.  Visitation will take place on Saturday from 3-7 P.M. at Bruzek Funeral Home, New Prague, and at church 1 hour prior to service. Burial will occur at Friedens Lutheran Cemetery at a later date. Service will be followed by lunch in the church hall.




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