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Gene A. Diehl

June 25, 1944January 31, 2021
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Gene Allen Diehl, age 76, of Fremont, Indiana, passed away on Sunday, January 31, 2021 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

He was born on June 25, 1944 in Angola, Indiana to Bruce and Ireta (Pierce) Diehl.

Gene attended school at Flint and Orland. He graduated from The Orland High School in 1962.

He retired from New Horizons Baking in Fremont. He was a police reserve from 1965 through 2009.

Gene’s hobbies included Antique Tractors and Amateur Radios and Train Spotting. He was actively involved in the Steuben County Soil and Water Conservation District.

He married Dianne Smith June 19, 1965 in Angola, Indiana.

Survivors include his wife, Dianne Diehl of Fremont, Indiana, a son David (Angie) Diehl of Angola, Indiana, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, a brother, John (Jackie) Diehl of Orland, Indiana, and sisters, Janice (Barry) Strange of Arcadia, Florida, and Marcia (Jay) Colbert of Perrysburg, Ohio.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents, and a grandson, Michael Diehl.

Visitation will be held from 4-7 pm Thursday, February 4, 2021 at Beams Funeral Home, Fremont, Indiana.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 am Friday, February 5, 2021 at Beams Funeral Home, with Rev. Jon Bruney officiating.

Following Indiana Governor Holcomb’s guidelines 50 people at a time will be allowed into the funeral home for visitation and services.

Burial will follow at Lakeside Cemetery, Fremont, Indiana.

Memorial donations are to the family.

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    Thursday, February 4, 2021

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    Friday, February 5, 2021

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James Pierce

February 5, 2021

Dear Family, I extend my sympathy on the loss of Gene. He was always a fun person to be around. I will always remember the was Gene and Johnny would pile up their plates with food and place the dessert on top and then eat down.
As a kid I was always amazed as Gene and Johnny would do all kinds of tricks on the barn beams while grinning and laughing like monkeys high on Mt Dew.
Gene always had a great time and was full of love for others.

DONALD Evilsizor

February 3, 2021

I have known Gene as a friend and a ham radio operator for years. In particular he was very enthusiastic about Packet Radio. Gene treated you like he knew you all his life. He talked about farm life and shared many stories. He was a member of the MARS radio groups. Our condolences to the family for their great loss. May peace be with all.

Donald L.Evilsizor ham radio operator KA9QWC
Catherine L Evilsizor ham radio operator WB8ORR

Sonny Hersh

February 2, 2021

I have known Gene over the radio and phone for several years. He was friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable, always willing to help. He helped many of us get setup with packet radio and would spend hours on the phone assisting.
It was an honor to serve with him in AMARS, and will miss his acting as Net Control.
May his good memories be a comfort to his family and us all.

73 Gene.

Cheri Carpenter

February 2, 2021

Dianne, Dave, Angie and extended family:

Thinking of you and yours....

Take care and stay safe.

Cheri Carpenter

Jim Kidd

February 2, 2021

Sorry Dave

Ralph Ray

February 1, 2021

Gene was a book of knowledge. He was an expert at radio theory and understood computer operating systems. Gene is going to be missed.

Dave Hudelson

February 1, 2021

I only knew Gene for a few years thanks to radio. His eagerness to get involved with digital traffic and lend his steady voice as net control were an inspiration to all of us. We will miss you my friend and thank you for the great memories. God bless you and God speed.

Deb Roach

February 1, 2021

Forgot he has a daughter also...never listed...

Randy Brown

February 1, 2021

My deepest condolences to all. I've known Gene for a few years only to quickly become a student of Ham Packet Radio of his. Gene guided myself and Steuben Couty EMA into Packet Radio. Something he was so very Passionate about, 3rd to his Family and his Tractors.

Thank your for your guidance, patience, and friendship. Know you will be missed.

PRAYERS FOR ALL.

Randy Brown

Michael Magruder

February 1, 2021

My prayers of comfort goes out to the family. Gene will be missed by the MARS Region Five members. He was an inspiration and educator to us within the region. Thank you Gene for your servitude to your family, friends, and community.

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