William Henry Diepenbrock, 87, of Lake City, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at his home.
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He was born Feb. 2, 1927, in Lake City, to Grover and Cecila (Rill) Diepenbrock. He attended local schools before joining the Army on April 19, 1945. William served his country during World War II before being honorably discharged on Feb. 10, 1947. He was united in marriage to Magdalene "Marge" Rebarchek on July 29, 1958, in Cresco, Iowa. They were lifelong Lake City residents and were blessed with four children. Marge passed away in 2007. After his military career, William went on to become a telephone install and repair technician at Dwelle Telephone Company, finally retiring in 1983 after 32 years of employment. He was also a member of the local VFW and of the Lake City Fire Department from 1953-1977.
William is survived by his four children, Cindy Richardson, Dave (Nancy) Diepenbrock, Jeff (Julie) Diepenbrock and Lori (Steve) Gappa, all of Lake City; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two siblings, Arlene Rutz of Lake City and John (Sandy) Diepenbrock of Pueblo, Colo.; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marge; parents; and siblings, Don, Robert and Richard Diepenbrock.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 4, at St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church in Lake City, with Father Joseph Pete officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery with military honors by American Legion Post #110 and Lake City VFW Post #8729.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 3, at Mahn Family Funeral Home, Anderson-Peterson Chapel, Lake City, and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Mahn Family Funeral Home
1022 West Lyon Avenue
Lake City, MN 55041
Published in The Post-Bulletin on July 2, 2014