Richard D. Diesselhorst, Sr.

Richard D. Diesselhorst, Sr., age 76, of Whippoorwill, Oklahoma, passed away Saturday, January 31, at the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas. Graveside services for 76 year-old Richard D. Diesselhorst, Sr. will be Saturday, February 7, at 11:00 a.m., in Salem Cemetery in Alhambra. Memorials are suggested to the donor’s choice. The Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland is in charge of arrangements.

He was born on Tuesday, February 15, 1938, in Alhambra, IL, the son of Fred and Emerelda (nee Wilhaber) Diesselhorst.

He was born and raised in Alhambra, IL. He served with the US Air Force, active duty for 12 years. He owned and operated Diesselhorst Truck Lines, Ford, KS; later he drove for other commercial truck lines until his retirement. He lived most of his life at Ford, KS; later living in Whippoorwill, OK.

Survivors include:
Son – Terry L. (Becky) Diesselhorst, Greenville, IL
Son – Richard D. Diesselhorst, Jr., Whippoorwill, OK
Step Daughter – Deana (Paul) Moore, Dodge City, KS
Step Son – Gearld Brooks, Pratt, KS
Grandchildren – Three
Great Grandchildren – Seven
Step Grandchildren – Five
Step Great Grandchildren – Six
Brother – Robert (Virginia) Diesselhorst, Coffeen, IL
Brother – David (Sheila) Diesselhorst, Kingfisher, OK
Sister – Carol (Jim) Gibbons, Alhambra, IL
Sister – Diane (Don) Price, Alhambra, IL
Sister In-law – Sharon Diesselhorst, Alhambra, IL

He was preceded in death by:
Father – Fred Diesselhorst
Mother – Emerelda Diesselhorst (nee Wilhaber)
Son – Larry F. Diesselhorst (died 1974)
Step Son – Dearld Brooks (died 1997)
Brother – Kenny Diesselhorst
Sister – Sharon Diesselhorst
Sister – Marilyn Diesselhorst

Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home
1501 Ninth at Lemon Street
Highland, IL 62249

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