Our Story
When someone asks what Findlay is known for, there are a few landmark businesses that
come to mind...one of those is Dietsch Brothers.  The history of Dietsch Brothers began in
the late 1920's when Edward Dietsch purchased the C.W. Wickham Candy Co. and with
the help of his two younger brothers Chris and Don, opened a candy and ice cream store
using their own family recipes. Unfortunately, in 1934, Edward passed away of an infection.
His wife, Doris, continued the business for a couple years, but when Doris also passed
away at a young age, the business was forced to close.

On December 7, 1937, Dietsch Brothers, as you
know it today, opened its doors when Chris (Bud)
and Don (Johnny) purchased the local Rogge
Bakery Shop. Youngest brother, Roy (Snitz) helped
out while finishing high school and after graduating
in 1938, joined the business full time. The brothers
eliminated the bakery and began producing fine
chocolates and ice cream using Ed's family recipes.

During World War II, Bud, Johnny and Snitz relied on
many of their siblings and extended families to run
the business while they served our country. Although times were very tough and sugar was
rationed, the family was able to keep the store open until the brothers returned home

Upon their return they worked long hours, often staying open until midnight to produce the
finest chocolates and ice cream in town. The brothers were grateful for the help of many
family members, especially in the early years. Their wives would come in during the
holidays to pack candy and their children started helping out at an early age on their
summer and holiday breaks.

In 1955, to house their growing business, a new store was built across the street from their
original location. Several building additions later, we are at the same location in downtown
Findlay--400 West Main Cross Street.

In 1971, with the passing of Bud, Johnny and Snitz
continued on and over the next few years Snitz's three
sons Rick, Jeff and Tom joined the company. Business
was thriving and in 1974, a second store was opened
on the east side of Findlay on Tiffin Avenue and it
underwent an expansion in 2003. By 1980, the second
generation was working full-time making it possible for
Johnny and Snitz to retire in 1981 and 1985, respectively, although both continued to help
out for several more years. In 1987, Rick, Jeff and Tom became the primary owners of
Dietsch Brothers. In 1998, Jeff's daughter Erika joined the family business full-time.  In
2012, Rick retired and moved out West with his wife.

Throughout our seventy five years in business, one thing has always been apparent - our
family members and our employees are a big reason for our success. As we have grown,
two things remains the same: the personal level of service provided to our customers and
the high quality fine chocolates and ice cream that are produced. QUALITY OVER
QUANTITY has been the secret to our success and will continue to be our motto for many
years to come.
A Family Tradition of Fine
Chocolates and Ice Cream Since 1937
Internet Sales/catalog requests:
contact:   Brian Lemons or Natalie Beall
blemons@dietschs.com or nbeall@dietschs.com
phone:    419-423-3221  (Mon.-Sat. 11:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Sun. 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.)
fax:         419-422-1199
mail:        Dietsch Brothers Inc., 1217 Tiffin Avenue, Findlay, Ohio 45840

contact:  Sherrie Dietsch or Erika Dietsch-Brokamp
sdietsch@dietschs.com or edietsch@dietschs.com
phone:    419-422-4474/419-422-4486/1-877-424-3849 Toll Free
(Tues.-Fri. 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am - 9:00 pm, Sun. 12:00 pm - 5 pm, CLOSED
fax:         419-424-5597
mail:        Dietsch Brothers Inc., 400 West Main Cross Street, Findlay, Ohio 45840  

Customer Service/Shipping:
contact:  Connie Bowman
phone:   419-422-4474/419-422-4486/1-877-424-3849 Toll Free
(Tues.-Fri. 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am - 9:00 pm, Sun. 12:00 pm - 5 pm, CLOSED MONDAYS)
fax:         419-424-5597
mail:        Dietsch Brothers Inc., 400 West Main Cross Street, Findlay, Ohio 45840  

General Information:
General/Candy Information:  info@dietschs.com
Ice Cream Information: icecreaminfo@dietschs
Website Information:  webmaster@dietschs.com