PHILIP A. "PHIL" DIEDERICH, 79, of Normal, Ill., went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 12:55 a.m., at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born Jan. 17, 1934, in Fort Wayne, he was a son of August Karl and Edith Elizabeth (Beaty) Diederich. He married Cynthia A. Petersen on March 19, 1977, at Zion Lutheran Church, in Fort Wayne. Survivors include his wife, Cyndy of Normal; son, Doug (Corey) Diederich of Naperville; daughter, Mary (fiancé, Emil Tadros) Diederich of Normal; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Ronald Diederich; and sister, Linda Bulmahn. Phil graduated in 1952 from Concordia Lutheran High School, Fort Wayne, he attended International Business School where he received his associates degree in accounting. Phil also took additional classes at Indiana University. A memorial service will be held in mid July in Fort Wayne. Per Phil's wishes cremation rites will be accorded. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Concordia Lutheran High School, 4245 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne, IN 46815 or Trinity Lutheran Church, Bloomington. The family of Phil has entrusted Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home, Bloomington, with the care of their loved one. Online condolences may be sent to the family at kiblerbradyruestman.com
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on June 21, 2013