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John W. Dieckman
John W. Dieckman, age 78 of Monroe, died early Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at the Monroe Clinic Hospital from a major stroke. John was born October 12, 1931 in Litchfield, IL, the son of William and Mary (Drosselmeier) Dieckman. He married Wanda Moeller on November 3, 1951 in Elgin, IL. John farmed for Olaf Rosene's Dairy in Lily Lake, IL and raised cattle for Leo Burnett in Lake Zurich. He purchased his own dairy farm in 1963 and raised purebred Holstein and Swiss. In 1976 he fulfilled a boyhood dream by establishing a machine shop named Dieckman Arbeit. In the 1990's he was very proud that he learned to fly an airplane. John was a gifted story teller and enjoyed people. He loved singing, farming, creating and fixing things with his hands, and above all, he loved his Savior and attending Bible class.

He is survived by his wife, Wanda Dieckman of Monroe; a daughter, LaVonne (Leslie) Wundrow of Poplar Grove, IL; a son, John Mark (Cheri) Dieckman of Allyn, WA; three grandchildren, AnnMarie Dieckman of Rochester, NY, Mark John Dieckman of Monroe, and Matthew Wundrow of Poplar Grove, IL; eight brothers and sisters, Alma Weigand of Western Springs, IL, Lydia (Don) Helberg of Elgin, IL, Mary Jones of Ladysmith, WI, Paul of Oregon, IL, Bill (Chris) of McHenry, IL, Joe (Vicki) of Elgin, IL, David (Marsha) of Ladysmith, Ella Bizek of Elgin; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Carl and Omar; and a sister, Lois Dieckman.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 26, 2009, at 11:30 a.m. at the Triune Lutheran Church, N1584 County Road K, Sharon, WI. Interment will be in the Blaine Cemetery, Blaine, IL.

Visitation will be held at the NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME, Monroe, on Sunday, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. and at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. A memorial fund will be established in John's name for the Triune Lutheran Church or Christian radio station VCY America, 3434 W. Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53208.