Willard “Bill” F. Dieckhoff

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Willard “Bill” F. Dieckhoff, 90, formerly of Alma, died March 25, 2019, at the Meyer Care Center in Higginsville.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Alma, with Pastor Bernard Ross officiating. Burial will follow in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral. Casket Bearers will be Ellis Dieckhoff, Ronald Stoll, John Keeton, Richard Long, Gary Chastine and Everett Lovercamp. Honorary Casket Bearers will be Jason Dieckhoff and Cameron Dieckhoff. Memorials are suggested to Trinity Lutheran Church. Condolences may be emailed to the family at Kaiser-Wiegers@ctcis.net.
He was born Aug. 23, 1928, in Alma to George and Mary (Rolf) Dieckhoff. He entered the US Army on Feb. 8, 1951, and served until his honorable discharge on Nov. 7, 1952. He returned to Alma and started farming with his brother, Harold. On Oct. 19, 1958, he married Dorothy Brunkhorst. The two were happily married until Dorothy’s death on Aug. 10, 2009. In 1973 he sold his farm and started working at the State School (Higginsville Habilitation Center) in the maintenance department. He retired in 1990. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. #478 in Blackburn.
He is survived by his brother, Alfred Dieckhoff of Higginsville, and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Harold, and sisters, Clara Meyer, Marie Kalthoff and Leona Krause.