Let the memory of our beloved John be with us forever.

We're not saying goodbye. We are saying "see ya later"
  • 88 years old
  • Born on June 9, 1923 in Denver, Colorado, United States.
  • Passed away on June 24, 2011 in Stratton, Nebraska, United States.

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.

Posted by Lisa Fatovic on 8th June 2017
While on vacation Eric and I have been telling the kids stories and many of mine involve the wonderful times I had as a child and teenager on the farm with you and grandma. I wish everyone was so fortunate as to have the great upbringing I had and fabulous experiences in Stratton.
Posted by Rick Fryar on 23rd 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....
Posted by Michele Schram on 23rd 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.
Posted by Lisa Fatovic on 8th 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.
Posted by Dan Schram on 8th 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
Posted by Lisa Fatovic on 9th June 2015
We all miss you Grandpa. Happy Birthday! The farm is so different without you but I know heaven is a spectacular place.
Posted by Dan Schram on 8th 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.
Posted by Julia Diehl on 24th 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
Posted by Connie Henry on 23rd 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!
Posted by Michele Schram on 23rd 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
Posted by Connie Henry on 23rd 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!
Posted by Debra Glasco on 23rd 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
Posted by Letta Richardson on 8th 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.
Posted by Lisa Fatovic on 8th 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.
Posted by Debra Glasco on 8th 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
Posted by Michele Schram on 8th 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.
Posted by Lisa Fatovic on 23rd 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.
Posted by Michele Schram on 23rd 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. ❤
Posted by Michele Schram on 15th 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.
Posted by Dan Schram on 15th 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
Posted by Michele Schram on 9th 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
Posted by Julia Diehl on 24th June 2012
Love you so much,my dear sweet John.
Posted by Julia Diehl on 24th 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.
Posted by Lisa Fatovic on 24th 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.
Posted by Michele Schram on 24th 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.
Posted by Connie Henry on 24th 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.
Posted by Connie Henry on 12th 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.
Posted by Michele Schram on 8th 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.
Posted by Michele Schram on 24th 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.
Posted by Michele Schram on 8th 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.
Posted by Sheilah Glasco on 12th 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
Posted by Juliane Glasco on 11th 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!
Posted by Connie Henry on 7th 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.
Posted by Connie Henry on 7th July 2011
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Posted by Julie Keller on 6th 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!!
Posted by Julie Keller on 6th 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!
Posted by Alan Wardlow on 29th June 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by Rick Fryar on 27th 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.
Posted by Dan Schram on 26th 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.
Posted by Bruce Gummere on 26th 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.
Posted by Cloid Smith on 26th 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.
Posted by BECKY SMITH on 26th 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!
Posted by Debra Glasco on 26th 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.
Posted by Hillary Merboth on 26th 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.
Posted by Hillary Merboth on 26th 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.
Posted by Neelee Glasco on 26th 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.
Posted by Brian Schram on 26th 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
Posted by Brian Schram on 26th 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.
Posted by Connie Henry on 25th 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.
Posted by Chris Merboth on 25th June 2011
Grandpa sure put grandma on a pedestal. Im sure going to miss him and that big smile of his.

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