Paul Diers

Paul Diers

1924 - 2003

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COLESBURG, IOWA Paul A. Diers, 79, of Colesburg, Iowa died Tuesday, June 10, 2003, at Mercy Medical Center, Dyersville, due to complications of diabetes. Friends may call from 2 - 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2003, at the Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville where a parish scripture service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friends may also call after 9:00 a.m. Thursday at church. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 12, 2003, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Colesburg, Iowa with burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery. American Legion Post 582 of Colesburg will conduct Military Honors. Officiating will be Rev. John J. Friederick. Paul was born on February 6, 1924, in rural New Vienna, Iowa, the son of Isadore and Alma (Ferring) Diers. He married Eunice Koeneke on August 26, 1948, in Colesburg, Iowa. Three daughters were born to this union. Paul served in the U.S. Army during WWII in the 24th Inf Division 14th Regiment Anti Tank Co. His unit was the first to be in Nagasaki and Hiroshima Japan after the atom bomb was dropped. Paul was a member of Legion Post 582 in Colesburg. He was partner with L.A. Light Construction Co, he became a superintendent for Wendling Quarries when Light was sold to Wendling and later was superintendent for Kulman Construction when they purchased Wendling. He loved his daughters, all the grandchildren and especially his great grandchildren. He loved to camp, work in the garden and just putter around. He never sat still. Survivors include his wife, Eunice of Colesburg, 3 daughters: Patricia (David) Steil of Colesburg, Paula (Tom) Holland of Mentor, Ohio, and Suzanne (John) Hamilton of Virginia Beach, VA; 8 grandchildren:, David Steil, Amy Kephart, Douglas Steil, Jennifer Holland, Michael Holland, Andrew Holland, Candice Hamilton and Crystal Hamilton. ; 6 great grandchildrden, Gabrielle and Bradin Steil, Samantha, Crystal, Kirisia, and Rachael Kephart; a brother, James (Verna Mae) Diers, Sr. of New Vienna, IA; 2 sisters: Anna Mae (Edmund) Steffen of Delhi, IA and Jeanette (Conrad) Tegeler of Manchester, IA. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Alice Rausch and Joan Ellerbach.

Service Information

10:30 am
Thursday, June 12, 2003
St. Patrick Catholic Church
Colesburg, Iowa, United States

Interment Information

St. Patrick's Cemetery
Monti, Iowa, United States