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Richard Diestler

November 19, 1937 — December 16, 2022

Mr. Richard Allen Diestler, age 85, passed away on December 16, 2022 surrounded by his family.

Richard was born in Birnamwood, WI to Arnold and Edna Diestler. Richard married the love of his life, Dolores Swanson, on August 8th, 1959 in Birnamwood, WI and they shared 63 beautiful years together.

He was preceded in death by Arnold Diestler (Father), Edna Diestler (Mother), Marjorie, Lois, and Ann (sisters), and Roger (brother). 

He is survived by his devoted and loving wife; two children, Beverly (William) Champine of Shawano, Wis., Bonnie (Daniel) Langhoff of Merrill, Wis.; five grandchildren, Sasha (Blake) Everett, Mariah, Nikiya, Tanner, and Alyssa Kopp; two great-grandchildren, Ezekiel and Daxon Everett; one brother, Bobby (Jan) Diestler; one brother-in-law, Weldon Swanson; and Susan (niece) and Ron (cousin) Goodman. 

Visitation will be held on Friday, December 23rd from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Mount` Olive Lutheran Church in Weston. Services for Mr. Diestler will begin at 12 p.m. with Pastor Mike Fox officiating. A luncheon will be served following the service.

Richard proudly served in the United States Air Force from 1954-1958. He told many proud stories of his time serving our country but his favorite was how he met Dolores in 1957 when he was on furlough. After starting a family, he began his apprenticeship and went on to excel in his career as an electrician. 

In his later years, he spent his time as a NASCAR racing fan and restoring two Chevy trucks. He won over 100 trophies at car shows across the state. He read his Bible every night and loved attending his church. He also loved music especially listening to the banjo.

Richard was hard-working and would help anyone in need. There was nothing he couldn't fix and no one he wouldn't help. And for all his varied and numerous accomplishments, he always considered his family to be his greatest achievement.

He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Whether he was attending a pageant or sporting event, he loved being a dad, grandpa and great-grandpa. And he looked for any chance to have a party! Richard and Dolores are known for their fabulous anniversary parties. And Richard was always the first one ready to open his presents on Christmas Eve! 

Richard would call his closest family members on their birthday and would always tell them, "Have a perfect day." Well our wish as your family is that every single day in Heaven is absolutely perfect. We love you and will miss you every day! Until we meet again...

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Friday, December 23, 2022

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Alderson Street

6205 Alderson Street, Weston, WI 54476

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Memorial Service

Friday, December 23, 2022

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Alderson Street

6205 Alderson Street, Weston, WI 54476

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