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John David Diehl


1924 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
John David Diehl Obituary
JOHN DAVID DIEHL, (90), passed away on November 9, 2014, in Riverside CA. John was born on January 14, 1924 to Edward and Marie (Shaver) Diehl in Cedar Rapids Iowa. His mother, Marie would often say that John was the "apple of my eye". He graduated from Dubuque High School in Dubuque, Iowa in 1942. Following school he travel to CA with three of his buddies, from there he joined the Armed Forces. He served as a Sergeant in three theaters during WWII, Europe, the Philippine Islands and Island of Japan. Returning to California he married, started a family. From 1947 he joined in a successful partnership with his father and brother Ed, forming Diehl Properties. He enjoyed telling a good joke, playing cards, golfing, swimming, dancing and traveling. He belonged to the Exchange Club, Victoria and Glendora Country Clubs and Los Ballerinos Dance Club. John love his family, friends, pets, and the community. Anyone who knew John would say that he was a nice, caring, kind man, and will be greatly missed. He is survived by his loving wife Marilyn; daughters Deborah Walter, Cynthia Landis, and Diane Schramm; his sons-in-law David Walter and Rick Landis; his sister-in-law Natalie Diehl; his many grandchildren, great grandchildren and his nephews. Special thanks to those who were with him over the last few months, Cindy Lambert, Phil Lambert and Louise Moore. His graveside burial will be held on November 20th at 12:30pm, at the Riverside National Cemetery, Assembly Area #3, 2495 Van Buren Blvd, Riverside, CA.


Published in Press-Enterprise from Nov. 14 to Nov. 15, 2014
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