FUNERAL SERVICES FOR

Clarence Diederich
 - 9/19/2003

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Clarence W. Diederich, age 89, of Columbus, Nebraska died Friday September 19, 2003 at the Countryside Home in Madison, Nebraska. Funeral Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday September 23, 2003 at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Columbus with Reverend Tom Weisbecker officiating. Burial is in the All Saints Cemetery in Columbus. Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday at McKown Funeral Home and after 6:00 p.m. Monday at the Church. A Vigil Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Monday at St. Bonaventure Church. Visitation will continue Tuesday morning from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

Clarence W. Diederich was born January 18, 1914 in St. Bernard, Nebraska to Joseph and Helena (Kurtenbach) Diederich. He attended St. Bernard School. Clarence worked as a cook for the Civil Conservation Corp in Humboldt, Nebraska for 3 years. On June 29, 1937 he was united in marriage to Kathryn Parker at St. Mary's Church in Dawson, Nebraska. The couple moved to Detroit, Michigan where he worked as a tool & die machinist until 1961. They then moved to Humphrey, Nebraska where he owned & operated Diederich's Tavern until 1970 when they moved to Columbus. Clarence worked for Behlen Manufacturing in Columbus until retirement. He enjoyed gardening and taking care of his lawn. He was a member of St. Bonaventure Church and perpetual adoration.

He is survived by:

Wife: Kathryn Diederich of Columbus, NE
Son: Michael (Patricia) Diederich of Dearborn, MI
Son: William (Martha) Diederich of Shelby Township, MI
Son: Patrick (Kathleen) Diederich of Columbus, NE
Son: Robert (Diana) Diederich of Katy, TX
Son: Terry Diederich of Omaha, NE
Daughter: Mary (Earl) Luetkenhaus of Omaha, NE
Daughter: Angell (John) Robak of Columbus, NE
Son-in-law: Robert Babel of Omaha, NE
Brother: Eugene (Annette) Diederich of Carbon Cliff, IL
Brother: Roman (Rene) Diederich of Omaha, NE
Brother: Kenneth Diederich of Moline, IL
Brother: Joseph Diederich of Indianapolis, IN
Sister: Adeline Bierman of Dearborn, MI
Sister: Geraldine (Stoney) VanderBeke of East Moline, IL
24 Grandchildren and 16 Great Grandchildren

He was preceded by:

Father: Joseph Diederich
Mother: Helena Diederich
Daughter: Sandra Babel
Brother: Elmer Diederich
Brother: Cyril Diederich
Brother: Harry Diederich
Brother: Edwin Diederich
Sister: Evelyn Arlt
Sister: Luella Heald

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