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John Diedrich
John F. Diedrich

    John F. Diedrich, 89, of the Galena Stauss Assisted Living Center, formerly of Scales Mound, Ill., passed away Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at Midwest Medical Center in Galena. (Dad joined Mom in Heaven on his birthday).
    John was born on Feb. 22, 1926, near DeKalb, Ill., the son of Fred L. and Clara (Driscoll) Diedrich.
    Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Apple River, Ill., with Fr. David Reese, Fr. Andrew Skrobutt, and Fr. Joji Reddy concelebrating. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday and from 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at St. Joseph’s Church, Apple River, where the parish rosary will be recited at 3:45 p.m. The Miller-Steinke Funeral Home of Scales Mound is in charge of arrangements.

For the full obituary see the Feb. 26, 2015 edition of the Republican Journal.