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Charles Diederich

September 23, 1949 — July 24, 2016

Charles Diederich, 66, Greenleaf, died Sunday, July 24, 2016 at Stormont Vail Hospital, Topeka. Visitation was on Wednesday, July 27, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Greenleaf. Rosary was at 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 27 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial was 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 28, at St. John’s Catholic Church, Hanover with Father Joseph Kieffer officiating. Dolores Bruna was organist and the choir sang “Amazing Grace,” “Angels Among Us,” “The Old Rugged Cross” and “How Great Thou Art.” Burial was in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers were Joe Porter, Jim Porter, John Porter, Ryan Diederich, Brent Hynek and Dulces Hernandez. Honorary Pallbearers were Jarrett Diederich, Dakota Mills, Hunter Diederich, Quinton Mohl, Barbara Diederich, Aleah Mohl, Elizabeth Diederich and Ron Diederich. Chuck was born on September 23, 1949 at Concordia to Walter and Isabel (Scheetz) Diederich. He graduated from Hanover High School in 1967 and attended Fairbury Junior College. He served with the U.S. Army during Vietnam and was Honorably discharged in 1972. Chuck worked as a truck driver, welder, farmed and was a Deputy Sheriff for Cloud County. He thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his family, watching the grandkids activities and spoiling them. Chuck did woodworking and leather work. He liked watching sports and making friends and family laugh. He enjoyed life. He was united in marriage to Karen Easton and they later divorced. Chuck later married Dema Staley, she survives. Other survivors include sons, Shawn (Jacki) Diederich, Topeka, Justin (Cari) Diederich, Salina; stepson, Brad (Lisa) Sportsman, Washington; stepdaughter, Andrea (Paul) Geldemeir, Maryland; sisters, Janet Overbeck, Hanover, Marilyn Armenta and Joyce Porter, both of Salina; brother, John (Lisa) Diederich, Barnes; ex-wife, Karen (Gayle) Peterson, Waterville and eight grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his parents; and daughter, Dalayna Mohl in 2013. A memorial fund is established and will be designated later. Contributions may be sent in care of Ward Funeral Home, Washington. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Charles Diederich, please visit our flower store.


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