Joseph B. Diekemper, 71, devoted husband of 49 years, father of four and grandfather of fifteen, passed away Wednesday, December 25, 2019. Funeral Mass was held Monday, December 30, 2019, at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Wichita, Kansas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Gertrude and Joseph Diekemper, Jr.; brothers, Alfred Diekemper, and infant twin brothers; brothers-in-law, Edmund Hagedorn and Bernard Hagedorn, and nephew, David Hagedorn.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia; daughters, Jean (Mike) Hoyt of Olathe, Kansas; Jill (Jimmy) Allen of Wichita, Julie (Cliff) Johnson of Olathe; son, Joseph Diekemper of Wichita; sisters, Joan Hagedorn and Roberta Hagedorn; brother, Leo (Joey) Diekemper all of West Point; grandchildren, Bailey, Brianna, Andrew, Mackenzie and Mia Hoyt of Olathe, Jakob, Josie and Jadyn Allen, Julia, Joseph, Jillian and Penelope Diekemper, all of Wichita, Kylie, Brooklyn and Emma Johnson of Olathe; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial may be made to St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 3642 N. Ridge Rd., Wichita, KS 67205. Downing & Lahey Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.