FOX LAKE – Joseph Diedrich, 81, passed away peacefully Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at Paradise Park Assisted Living in Fox Lake.|
Joseph was born Aug. 18, 1931, in Volo, to Jacob and Barbara (nee Brown) Diedrich. He was raised in Volo on the family farm. He joined the U.S. Army and served his country for two years. He later worked for Long Lake Lumber Company and International Harvester.
Joseph married Joan Summers on Sept. 4, 1954, and they were happily married for 50 years. Together they raised three children in love and laughter. Joe enjoyed fishing, woodworking and spending time with family and friends. He was an active member of St. Bede Catholic Church in Ingleside.
He is survived by his dear children, Charlene (Craig) Severs, Peter Diedrich and Marie (Steven) Paull; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; siblings, Rosina Heil of Marathon, Wis., Stanley (Dorothy) Diedrich of McHenry and Barbara (Jim) Miller of McHenry.
Joseph was preceded in death by his wife, Joan, in 2004; his parents; and four siblings.
Family members would like to extend sincere gratitude to all who cared for Joe at Paradise Park. He truly enjoyed the wonderful attention and concern that was shown by all.
The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at K.K. Hamsher Funeral Home, 12 N. Pistakee Lake Road, Fox Lake. The visitation will resume at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30, with prayers at 9:10 a.m. before departing to St. Bede Church, 36455 N. Wilson Road, Ingleside, for a 10 a.m. Mass celebration. Burial will follow in St. Peter's Cemetery in Volo.
For information, call 847-587-2100 or visit www.kkhamsherfuneralhome.com.
Published in the Northwest Herald on Nov. 26, 2012