|Name||Age||Place of Birth > Place of Death||Newspaper||Publication Date||Submitter|
|DIEKEMPER, Joseph B||88||Breese IL||CarlyleUB||25 Feb 2009||fch|
Joseph B. Diekemper
December 25, 1920 - February 19, 2009
Joseph B. Diekemper, 88, of Breese, and formerly of Carlyle, died Thursday, February 19, 2009, at Breese Nursing Home.
Mr. Diekemper was born December 25, 1920, in Carlyle. a son of Mathias M. and Rose (Ilges) Diekemper and they preceded him in death. He married Lily Ward on February 19. 1946, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Carlyle and she preceded him in death on June 13, 1982. He then married Mary Schierman-Lager on August 25, 1984, at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Marydale and she survives in Breese.
Also surviving are his children, Wayne (Dorothy) Diekemper of Carlyle, Joseph W. (Mickey) Diekemper of Carlyle, Jerome (Elaine) Diekemper of Carlyle, Julia (Dr. Ted) Little of Shelbyville and Gerri Pingsterhaus of Germantown; a step-son, Jerry (Kim) Lager of Highland; 10 grandchildren; 12-great-grandchildren; and one step-Grandson; a brother, Raymond (Leonilda) Diekemper of Carlyle; sisters-in-law, Johanna Diekemper of Carlyle, Lucinda Kleiboeker of Carlyle, Alice Rehkemper of St. Rose, Florence Test of Cincinnati, Ohio, Flora "Cotton" Clemens of Colorado and Vera Heidel of Ashley.
In addition to his first wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Troy Diekemper; a step-daughter, Charmaine Lager; a son-in-law, Larry Pingsterhaus; sisters, Florence Kluemke, Anna Voss, Julia Diekemper and Eleanor Diekemper; brothers, Henry Diekemper, Mathias Diekemper and Bernard Diekemper; a sister-in-law, Bernetta Diekemper; brothers-in-law, George Kluemke and Edward Voss.
He was a retired farmer and a U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII. He was a member of St. Dominic Church in Breese, Carlyle Knights of Columbus, Breese American Legion Post 252, Carlyle VFW post 3523, Clinton County Farm Bureau, and the Concordia Saenger-chor.
A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday. February 23, at 10 a.m. at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese with Rev. Patrick Peter officiating.
Burial followed in St. Mary Cemetery, Carlyle, with full military honors accorded.
Moss Funeral Home in Breese handled the arrangements.
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