John Henry Dieken[1]

Male 1948 - 2011  (62 years)


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  • Name John Henry Dieken 
    Born 8 Feb 1948  Hartford, SD, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Jan 2011  Torrance, Los Angeles County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Hartford Community Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I26669  Gerber Family Tree
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2012 

    Father Henry John Dieken,   b. 9 Jul 1918, Sioux Falls, Lincoln County, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1977, Dell Rapids, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Ida Katherine Cox,   b. 21 Jul 1922, Salem, McCook, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 2010, Wakkonda, Clay County, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 23 Feb 1947  Sioux Falls, Lincoln County, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F26783  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Laura Lucy Partridge 
    Married 6 Dec 1969  Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Paul Wesley Dieken,   b. 31 Jul 1970
     2. Sharon Kay Dieken,   b. 16 Mar 1974
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2012 
    Family ID F26787  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Feb 1948 - Hartford, SD, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Dec 1969 - Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Jan 2011 - Torrance, Los Angeles County, California, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Dieken, John Henry Headstone
    Dieken, John Henry Headstone
    Headstone for John Henry

  • Notes 
    • From Findagrave.com:


      Torrance - Dieken, John Henry, a 26 year resident of Torrance, CA, passed away on Saturday, January 22, 2011.

      Born in Hartford, SD, John was 62 when he died. John enlisted in the Air Force in 1968 and retired as a Major in 1993 after serving in both Vietnam and Desert Shield.

      John was a member of the Optimist Club and the United Methodist Men.

      John graduated from Hartford High School and attended Morningside College in Sioux City, IA before joining the Air Force. He received a B.S. from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1976. After retiring from the Air

      Force John volunteered for a variety of organizations including the United Methodist Church, Habitat for Humanity and Ronald McDonald House. From 2000 to 2010 he was a Senior District Executive with the Los Angeles Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He touched countless lives through his service to his community.

      John is survived by wife, Laura Dieken of Torrance, CA; daughter, Sharon Wright of Torrance, CA; and son, Paul Dieken of Altadena, CA. He was preceded in death by his parents Henry and Ida Dieken.

      A memorial service will be held at Hope United Methodist Church in Torrance, CA on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 10:00 am. Burial will be private. Please go to the mortuary's website, www.LAfuneral.com to send the family messages, share memories, or to obtain directions to the services.

  • Sources 
    1. [S86] Dieken, Richard, Richard Dieken, Mail, 24 Feb 2012.
      General Notes:
      John was a member of the Optimist club and the United Methodist Men. John graduated from Hartford High School and attended Morningside College in Sioux City, IA before joining the Air Force. He received a B.S. from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1976. He volunteered for a variety of organizations including the United Methodist Church, Habitat for Humanity, and Ronald McDonald House. From 2000 to 2010 he was a Senior District Executive with the Loas Angeles Council of the Boy Scouts of America. he touched coutless lives through his service to his community.

      Memorial Service was at Hope United Methodist Church in Torrance, CA.