Mabel Diegel

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PEKIN - Mabel Laun Diegel, 76, of Pekin passed away at 12:31 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at Pekin Manor.

Born June 16, 1937, in Pekin to Melvin and Theresa (Young) Martin, she married James Lowell Die-gel on June 19, 1954, in Pekin. He survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Jody (Bill) Zahner of Prattville, Ala., and Tracy (Dajer) Acra of Pekin; one son, Jerry (Jodie) Diegel of Palatine; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Melvin William (Rosetta) Martin of East Peoria and Rick (Carol) Martin of Pekin; and one sister, Linda Morris of Topeka.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Zelia Diegel.

Mabel worked for CENTEL Telephone Company for 28 1/2 years, retiring in 1995 as a supervisor.

She was of the Christian faith.

Mabel enjoyed playing shuffleboard and shopping. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. Pastor W. Lloyd Brock will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Don Bohlander Parkinson's FundRACERS, 2213 September Lane, Pekin, IL 61554.

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500 N 4TH ST  Pekin, IL 61554
(309) 346-2176
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Published in Peoria Journal Star on Mar. 20, 2014
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