Grandpa and Grandpa - the picture on my office desk
John C. Diehl
  • 88 years old
  • Date of birth: Jun 9, 1923
  • Place of birth:
    Denver, Colorado, United States
  • Date of passing: Jun 24, 2011
  • Place of passing:
    Stratton, Nebraska, United States
Let the memory of our beloved John be with us forever. We're not saying goodbye. We are saying "see ya later"

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, John C. Diehl who was born on June 9, 1923 and passed away on June 24, 2011. We will remember him forever.

The rosary was at St. Joseph's Catholic Church June 28, 2011 at 7 pm CDT.  The funeral Mass was held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church June 29, 2011 at 10:30 am CDT and burial followed at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Rick Fryar on 24th June 2016

"Uncle John,
So many happy memories.
I can see your smile and hear you asking me questions.....
You would always take the time to make me feel like great...."

This tribute was added by Michele Schram on 24th June 2016

"It's been 5 long years since we said goodbye for now to dad. He was the sweetest, most compassionate, intelligent father. I was so blessed to call him dad. His family and farm were all important to him. I miss you so much, dad. See you in heaven someday. Love you always."

This tribute was added by Lisa Fatovic on 9th June 2016

"We spent the last few days on the farm with my wonderful grandma.  All of the things we did with her, my mom and kids reminded me of all the great times I had there as a kid and all the the fun things Grandpa did with us."

This tribute was added by Dan Schram on 9th June 2016

"I Am on the farm that today that this wonderful father in law along with his precious wife worked so hard for so many years to make it what is is. A wonderful place to remember him. And as spend the afternoon mowing around the farmstead I can't help but remember him doing the same thing on a hot summer day. What a special man"

This tribute was added by Lisa Fatovic on 10th June 2015

"We all miss you Grandpa.  Happy Birthday!  The farm is so different without you but I know heaven is a spectacular place."

This tribute was added by Dan Schram on 9th June 2015

"What a blessed thing to be a part of your life while you were with us on this earth. Even more wonderful it will be to meet again in heaven.  You were a part of my life that I will forever be thankful for.   I miss so much working with you."

This tribute was added by Julia Diehl on 25th June 2014

"My Dear John how i do miss you. You are my best friend and loving husband I so often go to the cemetery to visit  you and consult you. I laid some red roses on your grave today. Its been a long three years  but a piece of my heart went with you. We will be together again soon.Forever my Love"

This tribute was added by Connie Henry on 24th June 2014

"P.S.  Thank you for falling in love with the lady in the little red delivery truck. How blessed we are to have you and mom as our parents. What a life you have given us!"

This tribute was added by Michele Schram on 24th June 2014

"I miss my dad so much. He was the best friend and dad I could have. This is a hard day remembering 3 years ago when you went to heaven, dad. You are in my thoughts and I look forward to seeing you in heaven and we can catch up on old times. Love you eternally.
Michele"

This tribute was added by Connie Henry on 24th June 2014

"It is hard to write this because putting it in words makes it all the more real that you are not physically here on earth with us. I miss you so very much each day. But I do know that you have complete happiness because you are with our wonderful Jesus. I feel your spirit with me each day but my heart misses you so much. Some day we will all be together again. Until then, watch over us and be there to help us like you always have with your strength and love. I love you, daddy!"

This tribute was added by Debra Glasco on 24th June 2014

"I find this day difficult to want to remember cause I miss you. On  this day you had to go three years ago.  We will join you one day and know you will wrap me in your strong arms and pat me on the back and say.....It is good and Happy place.  Let's go.   Until then my prayers mix with yours...Love you"

This tribute was added by Letta Richardson on 9th June 2014

"John- never saw you but one time on a short notice- but had the best time with the best welcome early in the morning, such good hospitality and love in such a short time. Sorry I didn't have more time to vsit longer but your wife and daughters have been very helpful in the love you instilled in their lives. Know they miss you much."

This tribute was added by Lisa Fatovic on 9th June 2014

"I've been thinking about you a lot lately grandpa.  So many fun times. I'm sure heaven is a fantastic place and we will all join you there in the future."

This tribute was added by Debra Glasco on 9th June 2014

"Looking at that pic of you and Mom brings a lump in my throat.  How we miss you Dad.  White  v-neck t shirts and pajama bottoms looking out to see how much it rained.  It is big.  We need you and hope you can help us live best we can till we see you again.  Any helpful hints from you and the Holy Spirit would be great.  June 9th will always be remembered as special cause of you. HAPPY BIRTHDAY"

This tribute was added by Michele Schram on 9th June 2014

"Happy birthday to you, my sweet, gentle dad.  I miss you so much and would like for you to be here with me.  But I know that is selfish since you are in God's perfect heaven and couldn't ask for a better place for you to be.  I remember feeding cattle with you, riding in your old pickup when I was a little girl and you teaching me to drive.  I remember your patience with me when I was driving the tractor and making mistakes, running over corn.  What a man of God you were and you taught by your example.  I thank God for the mother and father He placed me with.  I am truly blessed to have call you...Dad.  Love you forever.
Your oldest daughter, Michele."

This tribute was added by Lisa Fatovic on 24th June 2013

"You were the best grandpa that anyone could ask for.  I sure miss coming to the farm and seeing your fantastic smile and a warm hug or pat on the back.  You always wanted to know what we were up to and cared so much about all of your loved ones."

This tribute was added by Michele Schram on 24th June 2013

"2 years without my sweet dad.  I know he is rejoicing at being in heaven with God but I miss him so much  He was such a wonderful dad and I enjoyed every minute I spent with him.  Dad loved showing me around the farm & pointing out his newest cattle or other items on the farm.  I know I have my love of nature from him.  Love you eternally, Dad.  ❤"

This tribute was added by Michele Schram on 16th June 2013

"Happy Father's Day to you my sweet father. I miss you and know that I was so blessed to have such a wonderful father.  Your farm is not the same without you but mom is doing a great job carrying on without you.  I know you taught her a lot in your partnership with her. You are forever loved and I will see you in heaven.  Love from your oldest daughter."

This tribute was added by Dan Schram on 16th June 2013

"Happy father to a spectator father in law and mentor of the way I should treat others and the best methods of farm work as well as many many important things in life. I Will forever be greaful"

This tribute was added by Michele Schram on 10th June 2013

"We thought about you all day yesterday on your birthday.  You would have been 90 years old.  I know that heaven is a wonderful place for you but sure do miss your hearty laugh and loving nature.  Happy birthday in heaven, sweet dad.  Looking forward to seeing you again.  Love, Michele"

This tribute was added by Julia Diehl on 25th June 2012

"Love you so much,my dear sweet John."

This tribute was added by Julia Diehl on 25th June 2012

"My dear John it has been a long sad lonely  year without you. How I miss you . I  so often feel your presence  around me and then realize you are resting at peace. You are with me in my thoughts the minute I get up in the morning till I go to bed and then often in my dreams. I feel so blessed to have had a great husband leaving me with great happy memories thru our life."

This tribute was added by Lisa Fatovic on 25th June 2012

"I was just telling my kids the other day of all the wonderful times we had on your farm and all of the great times we spent at your house.  They were so interested in all of the stories.  We all miss you."

This tribute was added by Michele Schram on 25th June 2012

"What a long year this has been, Dad.  We have missed you so much.  Mom has been very brave but is so lonely for your wonderful smile and companionship.  I am selfish and would like for you to be back with us but heaven is a much better place.  I so much look forward to seeing you again someday when we can all praise and worship God in person. Love you eternally."

This tribute was added by Connie Henry on 25th June 2012

"Daddy, I miss you so much.  I know that you are with God and with me each day in my heart--I can feel you.  You gave me so much love.  I am blessed to have had you as my father.  Even though we miss you so much and we miss you physically, you give us the strength to go on and continue as you would.  Rise and shine, as you always said.  God, take care of daddy."

This tribute was added by Connie Henry on 13th June 2012

"Daddy, we remembered you on your birthday with such love.  Now it is hard to think of Father's Day.  You were the best dad and it will be sad to not be able to celebrate with you.  I Miss you so very much.  May His ligh shine upon you always."

This tribute was added by Michele Schram on 9th June 2012

"This is your birthday, Dad.  I am missing you so much but I do remember all the fun birthdays we had.  I loved your hearty laugh and your zest for living.  You taught me so much about how to be a good daughter by your Christian example and tender, patient love.  You loved children so much and enjoyed seeing them and talking to them.  Your family misses you so much!  Love you eternally."

This tribute was added by Michele Schram on 25th March 2012

"Dad, 9 months have gone by and it is still so hard to not have you around to hug and laugh with us.  I miss you and think of you every day.  God gave me such a wonderful father!!  I wish I could give you one more hug but will have to wait until I see you in heaven.  Please give Scott a hug from me for his birthday.  Love you eternally."

This tribute was added by Michele Schram on 9th October 2011

"Dad, Dan and I were working on the feedlot recently and I was reminded of the hard work you put in on the farm for many years.  You were always so happy to show us around the farm and point out improvements.  I miss you but look forward to seeing you in heaven. Love always."

This tribute was added by Sheilah Glasco on 13th July 2011

"vanilla ice cream and peaches, snickers bars/pepsi, coffee breaks (my fav), trips to Estes Park, Yellowstone, pizza hut, ice skating, back scratches, salt water taffy, purposeful stride, hats, ice blue eyes, laughter. double mint gum! love you grandpa"

This tribute was added by Juliane Glasco on 12th July 2011

"There are so many memories of you!  Your firm but tender "Grandpa Pat." After taking baths when we were little girls, you and Grandma brushing Neelee and I's hair. Your coin purses, ball caps, blue jeans, and boots that took you everywhere.  Pizza Hut and coffee breaks! love you!"

This tribute was added by Connie Henry on 8th July 2011

"Daddy, we are in Kingman.  Walking around our yard I remember how hard you and mom worked one summer day helping to plant our blackberries.  They are still living and you said I was crazy to plant such thorny vines.  I love you and thank you for being with us in sprit each day."

This tribute was added by Connie Henry on 8th July 2011

"Read the memories submitted by Lyle Stabenow under stories."

This tribute was added by Julie Keller on 7th July 2011

"Daddy - I loved making sugar cookies for you every x-mas.  I was never good at buying you shirts, gloves, or jackets, but I knew you'd hide some of the sugar cookies till everyone left after x-mas!!"

This tribute was added by Julie Keller on 7th July 2011

"Daddy-Looking through the pictures on this tribute has made me so sad it's hard to even express how much I miss you. I haven't poured out tears for you cuz of the strength you've given me but I have a huge emptiness in my heart.  Love you forever!"

This tribute was added by Alan Wardlow on 30th June 2011

"Our thoughts and prayers are with you."

This tribute was added by Rick Fryar on 28th June 2011

"Riding in an open jeep up in Breckinridge touring old ghost towns with Uncle John and listening to him talk about the beauty of the mountains,he always was so neat to be around.Uncle John was so proud of his family,each and everyone of you."

This tribute was added by Dan Schram on 27th June 2011

"From the first time,almost 45 years ago, that I had the pleasure of meeting this remarkable man, I knew that I was truly blessed. I am so thankful for the years that I was able to spend with him as a living example of what it means to be a gentleman."

This tribute was added by Bruce Gummere on 27th June 2011

"I've been blessed to know some great men in my life. My Grandfather, my Father and an Uncle who was a true man.
Slow to anger, quick of wit and gentle of spirit.
Salt of the Earth...that's the man my Uncle was."

This tribute was added by Cloid Smith on 27th June 2011

"John was always up for a drive around the farm. Not one to sit around he would say "I need to go check on something". Then he'd be ready for Julia's homemade pies and kolaches."

This tribute was added by BECKY SMITH on 27th June 2011

"Dad really enjoyed the great outdoors! I remember many times when we saw something beautiful(sunsets,geese flying, corn crop,pastures)he would tell me how wonderful God was to create such beauty for us to enjoy. He gave praise to his Heavenly Father!"

This tribute was added by Debra Glasco on 27th June 2011

"Long days in McCook with Mom and Dad were common all through the years.  We had a long day today, without Dad, but truly felt him walking beside me with his old quick step...eager to get the job done."

This tribute was added by Hillary Merboth on 27th June 2011

"Grandpa loved to see Carson and when he saw him his face would light up with a great big smile. Grandpa had so much love for his family and of course his one true love Grandma. We will always have nothing but fond memories of our dear sweet Grandpa."

This tribute was added by Hillary Merboth on 27th June 2011

"Grandpa was a great man and I will miss him always. I remember one time I was going for a drive with him in his truck and the song "Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head" came on the radio and we both knew the words and we smiled and sang together."

This tribute was added by Neelee Glasco on 27th June 2011

"I have so many wonderful memories of Grandpa, many of them involving ice cream and desserts. I loved seeing Grandpa drive up the street on a hot summer afternoon because I knew that we were heading for ice cream sundaes at Dairy King."

This tribute was added by Brian Schram on 27th June 2011

"I'll never forgot being included in the farm tours and hearing the pride in his voice as he showed me a new corral, feedlot, tractor, herd of cattle, or piece of land.  Of course I was always quick to take a piece of Spearmint gum from the glovebox b"

This tribute was added by Brian Schram on 27th June 2011

"What an amazing man my grandpa was.   He will leave me with so many life lessons.  Hard work has its rewards, cleanliness and tidiness, love of family, respect for others, never stop learning by asking questions."

This tribute was added by Connie Henry on 26th June 2011

"I have been so blessed to have a father like you.  God picked the best man in the world to be my dad.  My heart is sad but I feel your spirit in all who loved you.  You will live in your hearts forever.  I miss you so very much."

This tribute was added by Chris Merboth on 26th June 2011

"Grandpa sure put grandma on a pedestal. Im sure going to miss him and that big smile of his."

This tribute was added by Chris Merboth on 26th June 2011

"I remember the rides around the farm with grandpa he was so proud of the farm & ranch he created. I always looked forward to grandpa taking us to dairy king he sure loved his icecream with sprinkles. You would always find grandpa bragging up grandma"

This tribute was added by Steven Schram on 26th June 2011

"Grandpa embodied the word "gentleman".  He was able to make anyone feel important; clearly He loved the Lord and his family above even his love of farming.  My many memories of visits to The Farm will go with me forever."

This tribute was added by Lisa Fatovic on 26th June 2011

"I have so many numerous fun memories of Grandpa I cannot come close to sharing them all.  Grandpa made friends everywhere he went, talking to everyone, making everyone feel so special.  He will be forever missed."

This tribute was added by Nancy Schram on 25th June 2011

"I really admire John and Julia's marriage.  I love how he would tell me often how great of a mother and wife Julia is and she would tell me what a wonderful husband and provider he was.  He cherished his wife and she honors and respects her husband."

This tribute was added by Debra Glasco on 25th June 2011

"Dad in his pickups cruising the country roads.  That was a common site around the farm and Stratton.  Sugar cookes or Hershey bars were his companion if Mom wasn't there, but often times she was.  They loved their evening cruises.  Stopping to see wh"

This tribute was added by Debra Glasco on 25th June 2011

"Daddy!! You were the man in our lives!! We missed you today so much.  I know what you want now...."YOU JUST TAKE CARE OF MOM"  She was your life and love forever.  You will be at peace but you will be watching out for Mom still cause thats your job a"

This tribute was added by Michele Schram on 25th June 2011

"We are missing you so much, our beloved father.  You were such a loving, generous father and friend.  We are all so blessed to have had you with us for 88 years but that was really not long enough.  See you soon."


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