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DIEHL, George 1878-1964


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/20/2015 at 17:44:34

George Diehl Died At Nursing Home

George Diehl, who served three terms as sheriff of Grundy county, died Friday at the Countryside Nursing Home where he had been a resident during the past year. He had been in declining health a number of years due to diabetes. This affliction, added to his advanced age, was the cause of his death. He was 86 years old and resided in Grundy county all of his life.

The body was taken to the Ferree funeral home where funeral arrangements were made. Services were held at the Baptist church Monday afternoon. Because of the absence of the resident pastor, Rev. Calvin Rumely, Rev. E. H. Buschman officiated at the service. Burial was in the Grundy Center cemetery.

George Diehl was born April 29, 1878, on a farm west of Grundy Center in Grundy county. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Diehl, among the early residents of Grundy county. He grew up on a Grundy county farm.

On Feb. 27, 1907, George Diehl and Lillian Plager were married. They resided on a farm west of Grundy Center until they moved to Grundy Center.

Was Elected Sheriff in 1925
George Diehl was elected sheriff of Grundy county in 1925 and served for a period of six years. For some time after the expiration of his sheriff term he served as a police officer at the Iowa Training School, Eldora. Later he was on the Grundy Center police force. Before his retirement he was employed as a night clerk at the Columbia Hotel. His wife died in Eldora in 1951 and was buried in the Grundy Center cemetery.

Surviving are four sons: Ernest, Ames; Chester, Waukegan, Ill.; Walter, Anaheim, California; and Roscoe, Torrance, Calif. Other survivors are a brother, Charles Diehl, Grundy Center, and a sister, Mrs. Henry Sprague, Grundy Center. Other surviving members of his family are 7 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death aside from his wife and parents, was one daughter.

The pallbearers were Lester and Kenneth Kahl, Paul Calton, Floyd DeSellhorst, Horace Brown and Cleo Jarrard.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 13 August 1964, pg 8


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