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Franklin Chester Diekman
  • February 23, 1920
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  • November 14, 2020

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Franklin Chester Diekman passed away on November 14, 2020, he was 100 years old. Mr. Diekman was predeceased by his wife Phyllis Jean (Fike) Diekman, and his son Clinton Earl Diekman. Mr. Diekman fought in World War II as a Captain of a battery of 155 mm Howitzers in the 69th field artillery division in the western European theater of battle. Captain Diekman won distinction for valor in both Belgium and Germany. His selfless acts were recognized with a Bronze Star, a Purple Heart, and the Soldier’s Medal for his acts in combat. When he returned home after the war Mr. Diekman worked at and eventually owned a business in Hammond, Indiana. He retired from that business in 1988 and moved to Arizona in 2003. He later moved to Florida to be close to his family. He is survived by his son Franklin Clifford Diekman, his daughters-in-law, Stella Diekman, and Jennifer Diekman, five grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. All cash donations should be directed to the American Cancer Society in the name of Clinton Earl Diekman.


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  1. 17 Nov 2020
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  3. 17 Nov 2020
    Shirley Roskos says:
    Drew and I only met Frank senior a few times but he will be remembered for his interesting stories. He always seemed at ease talking with anyone. He reminded me of a gentel giant. He was the tallest Easter bunny I ever saw! Almost like Harvey the Rabbit! Rest in Peace Big Frank you did your family and country proud!

  4. 17 Nov 2020
    Marty Lentz says:
    I will always remember Big Frank for being a tremendously loving husband, father, and grandfather. A peaceful and gentle person with many interesting stories to tell. I won’t forget him holding Phyllis’s hand to help and guide her, or when he was the tallest and pinkest Easter Bunny to make us kids happy. A gentleman in every sense of the word.

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