Dillon Wentz

Dillon Wentz


Dillon Wentz 9/11/91-7/7/15
Dillon was taken from us after an accidental overdose. His laughter was infectious, his heart filled with love. Despite his struggles with addiction, he continued to be an amazing son, brother, and uncle.

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Amanda Lentz
Tell us about your loved one.

Dillon was active in almost every sport in high school. His passion was wrestling, in which he excelled. He was an avid football fan. He loved the Oakland Raiders, even when nobody else did! Dillon was funny, so funny. He could lighten the mood of any room he walked into. Above all this came family. He loved his family and loved spending time making memories with us.

Tell us about Dillon's struggle with addiction

Dillon tragically lost a brother to suicide. This was something that he was unable to deal with emotionally. He began using drugs to numb his broken heart. He eventually turned to heroin. Dillon was in multiple rehabs and sober living environments, but he just could not handle the pain in his heart. He would always return to the drugs. After a 90 day stay in jail, he came home and was finally clean. He was free from heroin for 6 months at the time of his death.

What made Dillon smile?

Ava, his niece, made him smile. His family made him smile. Children always made him smile. His friends, especially girls, made him smile. Everything made him smile!

What do you miss most about Dillon?

I miss his voice, his laughter, his kiss on the forehead before he would leave.

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