Melvin Hurbie DIEHL

Melvin Hurbie DIEHL

Male 1931 - 2008  (77 years)

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  • Name Melvin Hurbie DIEHL  [1
    Born 1 Sep 1931  Valley Township, Page, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Ancestor Interest MEDIUM 
    Descendant Interest MEDIUM 
    _FSFTID LR1M-8WG 
    _UID DC6A85E0129747DFBFB6A1E41A0D4C563D37 
    Died 3 Sep 2008  North Platte, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3


    • Melvin Hurbie Diehl, 77, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008, at his home in North Platte.

      Melvin was born Sept. 1, 1931, in Page County, Iowa, to Homer Allen and Rozella Mae Loghry Diehl. Mel's father was hit and killed by a car while he was changing a tire five days before Mel's first birthday, so he was raised by his mother and stepfather Pearl Dunn.

      Mel married Doris LaVerne Fletcher on June 11, 1951. They had children Charlene, Robert, Lori, Michael, and Terri. Mel married Barbara Anne Stalker Kucera on April 29, 1977, at North Platte and they had children Sherry, Galyn and Kevin.

      Mel worked at the Nebraska Ordnance Plant in Mead during the Korean Conflict. Mel began working for Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens in May 1958 and retired from there in 1993 after 35 years. Mel took great pride not only in the care and maintenance of the cemetery grounds, but also in the way he treated the families not only during the funeral, but for all the years after as well. He enjoyed home remodeling projects and carpentry work, building something new and challenging no matter what size. He also took pride in starting the family genealogy research.

      Through his lifetime Mel was involved in many activities such as the scounting program, REACT, the Lincoln County Emergency Management System and being a weather watcher. After his retirement, he became a participant in his wife Barbara's business, Diehl Business Supply.

      Survivors include his wife Barbara of North Platte; daughters Lori (Ron) Fischer of Shelby and Terri (Clancy) Mullen of North Platte; sons Robert (Connie) Diehl of Fort Collins, Colo., and Michael Diehl of Hinesville, Ga.; stepsons Galyn Kucero of North Platte and Kevin (Nichole Lawson) Kucera of Central City; sister Mary Jane Jerome and brother Wilbur Dunn both of Lu Verne, Iowa; 18 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and other family.

      He was preceded in death by his parents and stepfather; daughter Charlene Fourtner; stepdaughter Sherry Caputo; step-grandson Galyn Blayne (Bud) Kucero and great-grandson Liam Fischer.

      Services were Sept. 8 at Odean Colonial Chapel with pastors Richard and Joy Savage of the Central City, F airview/Archer Zion United Methodist Church Parishes officiating. Cremation to follow services.
    Buried North Platte, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Address:
    Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens
    North Platte, Nebraska 
    Person ID I2960  Our Blended Family
    Last Modified 26 Apr 2017 

    Father Homer Allen DIEHL,   b. 6 Jun 1892, Wolf Pen, Meigs, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1932, Hamburg, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Mother Rosetta Mae LOGHRY,   b. 17 Apr 1904, Hepburn, Page, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1988, Britt, Hancock, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 6 Dec 1930  [1
    Family ID F300  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Doris LaVerne FLETCHER,   b. 1 Jun 1935, Clarinda, Page, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1998, North Platte, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Children 
     1. Robert Allen DIEHL
     2. Lori Aileen DIEHL
     3. Michael Aaron DIEHL
     4. Terri Anita DIEHL
     5. Charlene Anne DIEHL,   b. 17 Jul 1952, Clarinda, Page, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1993, North Platte, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2015 
    Family ID F1130  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Barbara Ann STALKER 
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2015 
    Family ID F1131  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Sep 1931 - Valley Township, Page, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Sep 2008 - North Platte, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens
    North Platte, Nebraska - - North Platte, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
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  • Photos
    Melvin Hurbie Diehl
    Melvin Hurbie Diehl

  • Sources 
    1. [S285] Diehl posting, Melvin Diehl, (July 28, 2001), TMG Src#: 328.

    2. [S535] Social Security Death Index, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc, Provo, UT, USA, 2011), TMG Src#: 567., Number: 485-32-6153;Issue State: Iowa;Issue Date: Before 1951. (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S536] North Platte Bulletin, (9/10/2008), TMG Src#: 568.

    4. [S780] Find A Grave, (http://findagrave.com: 2012), accessed 7 Feb 2016<, Melvin H. Diehl, Memorial #116109637 (Reliability: 3).
      Melvin H. Diehl. Birth Sep 1, 1931. Death Sep 3, 2008. Family Links: Spouse: Doris LaVere Fletcher Diehl (1935-1998). Inscription: Loving caretaker of Floral Lawns for 35 years. Father of Charlene, Robert, Lori, Michael, Teri. Burial Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens.


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