John Arnold Diepenbrock

January 13, 1933April 9, 2019

John A. Diepenbrock, born January, 13, 1933 to Grover and Cecile (Rill) Diepenbrock in Lake City, MN, went to be with Jesus on April 09, 2019. He was preceded in death by brothers, Bob, Don, Bill, Dick, and sister, Arlene Rutz as well as their spouses; nieces Monica Rutz and Nancy Toomey; nephew, Greg Diepenbrock. He was married to Cecilia Abts and later divorced. In 1981 John and Sandy Nemitz Ehlers were united in marriage. His occupation was being a mechanic and he could fix almost anything. His hobbies included wood carving and building things. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, wood cutting, snowmobiling, and most any outdoor activities. Since moving to Colorado, Elk Hunting was his passion. He also enjoyed football and basketball. He loved his family and friends. He would try to help anyone, anytime he could. He will be deeply missed.

He is survived by his loving wife, Sandy of 38 years. Step sons, Bruce (Sandee) Ehlers and Kevin (Kathy) Ehlers; grandson Peter Ehlers; sister-in-laws, Susan Isder and Nancy (Jack) Longwell; brother-in-law, Steve (Laura) Nemitz; and many nieces and nephews.

Celebration of his life will be held on May 18th at 11 am at Valley Community Church with Pastor Clyde Jones officiating in Colorado City, CO.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Valley Community church or Sangre De Cristo Hospice and Palliative care in Pueblo, CO.


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John Arnold Diepenbrock

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Ed Borner

April 18, 2019

Didn't know John well but well enough that he seemed to never stop smiling. I graduated from LC High in 1953. My folks owned the Edge O' Town Motel across the railroad tracks in South Lake City,, on the way to Winona. John was working at a gas station just across the tracks toward Rochester. Sorry to hear he has traveled the road to his home prepared for him by our Lord and Savior. A road we must all travel sooner or later. Keep on "smiling" John.
Ed B