ForeverMissed

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.

June 24, 2022
June 24, 2022
We ( Michele and I) are here on the farm for the summer months enjoying or time here with your dear wife. We were visited yesterday by you grandson Steve, his daughter Ashley also she and Donald's children Wesley and Joanna and wow did they have a great time with all the green tractors, Wesley was so excited to get here for the experience. Wheat harvest is about here and you would also be getting ready to cut a big pile of silage. Again thanks for your gentle and kind personality
June 9, 2022
June 9, 2022
My dear dad, I miss you today and every day. We would be celebrating your 99th birthday with cake and ice cream.
You are frequently remembered for wise words that you spoke when I was growing up. “You can hear the corn growing” when it was hot and humid. We need some more rain and some heat to help the corn grow this year and to make the pastures capable of feeding cattle. You are so loved and cherished. Happy birthday, dad.
June 24, 2021
June 24, 2021
Today on your birthday i am back on your beloved farm doing my best helping to maintain it just the way you would want. So many great memories of you as i spend time here each year. Again I will say what a great mentor you were to me to me while spending time with you.
June 9, 2020
June 9, 2020
We, your daughter and myself, are here on the awesome farm that you and Julia worked so hard to put together. Thank you so much for your generosity and love for us. We will never forget your example and smiling face when working together with you and all the days after. LOVE TO A GREAT MAN and grandfather to our children.
June 9, 2020
June 9, 2020
Dear dad, This is your 97 earthly birthday. I miss you and think of you so often when I’m around the farm that you and mom made so beautiful and successful. You were a wonderful father and showed your amazing love for mom and your girls in so many ways. I know you are tending God’s beautiful flock of cattle in Heaven and watching over us here on earth. Much love eternally. Your daughter Michele. 
June 9, 2017
June 9, 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.
June 24, 2016
June 24, 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....
June 24, 2016
June 24, 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.
June 9, 2016
June 9, 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.
June 9, 2016
June 9, 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
June 10, 2015
June 10, 2015
We all miss you Grandpa. Happy Birthday! The farm is so different without you but I know heaven is a spectacular place.
June 9, 2015
June 9, 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.
June 25, 2014
June 25, 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
June 24, 2014
June 24, 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
June 24, 2014
June 24, 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
June 24, 2014
June 24, 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!
June 24, 2014
June 24, 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!
June 9, 2014
June 9, 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.
June 9, 2014
June 9, 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.
June 9, 2014
June 9, 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
June 9, 2014
June 9, 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.
June 24, 2013
June 24, 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.
June 24, 2013
June 24, 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. ❤
June 16, 2013
June 16, 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.
June 16, 2013
June 16, 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
June 10, 2013
June 10, 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
June 25, 2012
June 25, 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.
June 25, 2012
June 25, 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.
June 25, 2012
June 25, 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.
June 25, 2012
June 25, 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.
June 13, 2012
June 13, 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.
June 9, 2012
June 9, 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.
March 25, 2012
March 25, 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.
October 9, 2011
October 9, 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.
July 13, 2011
July 13, 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
July 12, 2011
July 12, 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!
July 8, 2011
July 8, 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.
July 8, 2011
July 8, 2011
Read the memories submitted by Lyle Stabenow under stories.
July 7, 2011
July 7, 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!!
July 7, 2011
July 7, 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!
June 28, 2011
June 28, 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.
June 27, 2011
June 27, 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.
June 27, 2011
June 27, 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.
June 27, 2011
June 27, 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
June 27, 2011
June 27, 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.
June 27, 2011
June 27, 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.
June 27, 2011
June 27, 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.
June 27, 2011
June 27, 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.
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June 24, 2022
June 24, 2022
We ( Michele and I) are here on the farm for the summer months enjoying or time here with your dear wife. We were visited yesterday by you grandson Steve, his daughter Ashley also she and Donald's children Wesley and Joanna and wow did they have a great time with all the green tractors, Wesley was so excited to get here for the experience. Wheat harvest is about here and you would also be getting ready to cut a big pile of silage. Again thanks for your gentle and kind personality
June 9, 2022
June 9, 2022
My dear dad, I miss you today and every day. We would be celebrating your 99th birthday with cake and ice cream.
You are frequently remembered for wise words that you spoke when I was growing up. “You can hear the corn growing” when it was hot and humid. We need some more rain and some heat to help the corn grow this year and to make the pastures capable of feeding cattle. You are so loved and cherished. Happy birthday, dad.
June 24, 2021
June 24, 2021
Today on your birthday i am back on your beloved farm doing my best helping to maintain it just the way you would want. So many great memories of you as i spend time here each year. Again I will say what a great mentor you were to me to me while spending time with you.
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June 25, 2018

A week or so ago I was talking to Cobe and Nicole about all of the fun times I had in Stratton.  They don't remember their Grandpa John very well.  I was telling them of how friendly he was.  Everytime we were out and about or out to dinner he would strike up a conversation with someone, whether he knew them or not.  He touched the lives of so many people.

Love you, dad.

June 24, 2018

Another year has passed since you left us to go to Heaven. I miss you here on the farm. It’s been a strange spring with wet cool days. The wheat is not nearly ready for harvest. The corn looks good. The  cattle in the pastures are doing good. I know you and Rick are talking over old times since he joined you in July. So sad for all family but I know Jesus and Aunt Ann welcomed him to Heaven. Until I join you in Heaven, continue to watch over us. Love eternally ❤️

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June 9, 2012

This shows my dad and mom's sweet smiles.  They were so happy as a couple.  The closest to perfect that you can get on this earth

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