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James Riley DiehlJAMES RILEY DIEHL, 96, of Union City, Indiana passed away Monday November 2, 2015 at Pine Knoll Rehabilitation Center in Winchester, Indiana.
Jim was born July 24, 1919 in Venice, California. He was a Veterinarian for 30 years at Sharp & Diehl in Union City, Indiana; an Ohio State University graduate; a member of Elks Lodge #1534 and the Rotary Club both of Union City; U.S. Air Force Veteran and served as president of the board of directors for the Union Trust Bank for many years. Jim loved fishing, hunting, and playing golf.
Survivors include his 3 children; Larry (Laura) Diehl of West Lafayette, Indiana, Leslie (Don) Holben of Alpine, California, Lori (Paul) Host of Orlando, Florida; and a grandson, Riley James Diehl.
He was preceded by; his parents; 1st wife, Mary Jean Diehl; 2nd wife, Doris Diehl; and 2 sisters.
Services for Jim will be 2:00 P.M. Friday November 6, 2015 at Reichard Funeral Home Inc. 400 W. Deerfield Road Union City, Indiana. Calling will be from 1:00 P.M. until time of service Friday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at New Lisbon Cemetery with military burial rites conducted by the Randolph County Honor Guard. Online condolences may be expressed at www.reichardfh.com
HE was quite a guy! Your parents were always friends of my in laws. In l951 he came up to Ohio and stayed a few days to set up a trailor for us.
Bert Reish Nov 5 2015 12:00 AM
To the family of Doc Diehl,
I had the priviledge and honor of knowing your father most of my life as he was good friends with my father Dale. I had the pleasure to share time on the course with them as well. Times I will treasure forever. Doc was a great man, always sharing a huge smile with everyone he met and always a pleasure to have in your company. Know that I personally, and the Dale Cook family offer our condolences on your loss and will forever hold Doc near to our hearts as a great man and dear friend.
Patrick Cook Nov 4 2015 12:00 AM
We send our deepest sympathy to the family. Jim was a great friend to Dad and Mom (David & Lorena Price), and I know they are all celebrating together this day! May your memories carry you through this time.
Darwin & Carol St. Myers
Carol St. Myers Nov 4 2015 12:00 AM
So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Jim was a wonderful, caring and giving person who loved life. His adopted family in WV has many happy, funny and joyous time and wonderful memories of Jim when he was younger and then he and Doris. We were always welcomed in his home in Union City, even this summer when we stop by. May God give you comfort that only God can at this time. You always have the memories.
Nancy Moore Nov 3 2015 12:00 AM