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Robert Diehl

Robert J. "Bob" Diehl

Monday, January 17th, 1927 - Monday, November 16th, 2020
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Obituary

Robert J. Diehl, 93, formerly of New Troy, passed away, Monday, November 16, 2020 at Spectrum Health-Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph.

Private burial will take place at New Troy Cemetery in New Troy. A Celebration of Life Service will be announced at a later date. Memorial donations in Bob’s name may be made to St. Joseph-Lincoln Senior Center or the Baroda American Legion. Those wishing to sign Bob’s Memory Book online may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com.

Bob was born January 17, 1927 in Emmettsburg, Iowa to Daniel & Mary (Beck) Diehl, Sr. He graduated from Cassopolis High School after serving his country in the United States Navy during WWII. On December 6, 1947, he married the former Norma Payne. Bob owned & operated Bob’s Barber Shop in New Troy for 30 years before starting his second career as a machinist at F.P Rosback Co. in St. Joseph where he worked for several years.
As a younger man, Bob was active in competitive skeet shooting. He enjoyed traveling with his wife to Alaska, boating, fishing, camping, and playing Euchre at the St. Joseph-Lincoln Senior Center. Bob was a member of the Baroda American Legion and formerly of New Troy American Legion.

Bob is survived by two daughters-Vickie (Michael) Hamilton of St. Joseph, Roberta Case of Sister Lakes; two grandchildren-Janice (Jason) Shei, Jay (Amanda) Case; five great-grandchildren-Sidney, Sara, A.J., Scott & Staci; sister-in-law Sherin Diehl; and a special niece-Ollie (Leroy) Rosenthal of Three Oaks. Bob was preceded in death by his wife Norma on January 15, 2013, his daughter Cathryn Diehl on Nov. 4, 2003, son-in-law H. James Case, and by siblings-Mary Kay Westgate, Daniel Diehl, Jr., & James Diehl.
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    Location
    New Troy Cemetery
    Address
    Weechik Rd.
    SAWYER, MI
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    Notes
    Private Burial will take place at New Troy Cemetery. A Celebration of Life Service will be announced at a later date. Memorial donations in Bob’s name may be made to St. Joseph-Lincoln Senior Center or the Baroda American Legion.
  • Interment

    Location
    New Troy Cemetery
    Address
    New Troy, MI 49119

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Marcia Dinges

Posted at 11:03am
Vicki, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. He was such a great guy I remember going with my dad and brother when they got hair cuts and your dad always had a sucker for me, great memories of Bob's Barber Shop. I miss seeing you hopefully will see you soon.
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Janet Keefer Lagness

Posted at 08:25am
Roberta, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My love and deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Janet Moore Keefer Lagness
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Dan and Sharon Deja

Posted at 07:24pm
Vicki,

So sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you during these sad times. Our condolences.

Dan and Sharon Deja
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Linda Will

Posted at 07:15pm
Bob was a friend to many and will be greatly missed by all of us at Crown Pointe.
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