A funeral service for John D. Diekmann, 92, of Algona, will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at the First United Methodist Church in Algona. Interment will be in East Lawn Cemetery with military honors conducted. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Tuesday, July 19, 2022, at the First United Methodist Church.
John Dennis Diekmann was born August 25, 1929 in Wesley, son of Fred Sr. and Grace (Johnson) Diekmann. He grew up in Wesley and graduated from Wesley High School. On January 4, 1951, John enlisted in the United States Air Force and was stationed in San Antonio, TX. He was honorably discharged on December 16, 1954.
On June 6, 1958, he was united in marriage to Joan Radil at the First United Methodist Church in Algona. They resided in Algona.
John was a postal worker for the U.S. Post office. He retired in 1986.
John enjoyed baseball and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan since the age of 7. He also enjoyed golf and belonged to the over 50 golf tour with his golfing partner, Marv Miller for over 25 years. John loved woodworking and was a member of the Algona Lions Club, the First United Methodist Church, and the American Legion Hagg-Turner Post #90 for over 65 years.
John died Thursday, July 14, 2022, at Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona. He was 92.
He is survived by his son, Mark of Des Moines; two grandsons, Jordan Shimon of Algona and Evan Shimon of Ankeny; son-in-law, Lawerance Shimon of Ankeny; brother, Robert Diekmann; and nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death are his parents; wife, Joan in 2021; daughter, Sheri Shimon; and brother, Fred Diekmann Jr.