DEERWOOD -- Robert Earlston Diehl, 76, Deerwood, died Monday, Dec. 30, 2002, at his home.
He was born Oct. 6, 1926, in Warfordburg, Pa., to Marshall E. and Mary E. (Boor) Diehl. He was a retired Air Force veteran with 21 years of service. He was a member of the Walter Scott Erickson American Legion Post 557 in Deerwood.
Survivors include five sons, Stephen Diehl, Perham, Jeffrey Diehl, Fridley, Daniel Diehl, Superior, Wis., Michael and Kevin Diehl, both of Deerwood; a daughter, Catherine Wilk, Crosby; five sisters, Ethel Leasure, Palisade, Joann Gordon, Florissant, Colo., Hazel Deshong, Beford, Pa., Daisy Vaughn and Cindy Kegg, both of Altoona, Kan.; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
His wife; a son, John Scoot Diehl; six brothers, William, James, Tom, Paul and two infants; and two infant sisters died earlier.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Koop Funeral Home in Crosby with Greg Meyer officiating. Burial will be in Lakewood Cemetery in Crosby with military honors by the Walter Scott Erickson American Legion Post 557 in Deerwood.
Friends may call one hour before services Friday at the funeral home.
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