Alfred Diekhoff | Obituaries | Greensburg Daily News

February 27, 1934
January 19, 2022

Alfred Harry Diekhoff, 87, of Westport, died at 1:50 a.m. on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at Decatur County Memorial Hospital. He was born February 27, 1934 in Jennings County, the son of Joseph B. and Lenora R. (Zapfe) Diekhoff. He had graduated from Jennings County High School in 1952 and was a lifelong farmer. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Millhousen and had served for 36 years on the Columbia Township Advisory Council. He was a huge NASCAR fan and barely missed a race. If he was in the field, he listened to the race on the radio. He received a Jennings County Trophy for harvesting the most corn in the county for 2 consecutive years. In the 1st year it had over 160 bushels and was close to having the most in the state of Indiana.
He was a veteran who had served in the United States Army. Alfred married Bernice M. Volk on September 1, 1958 at St. Maurice Catholic Church and she survives.
Other survivors include his daughters, Marcia (Phil) Kramer of Greensburg and
Michelle Veerkamp of Greenfield; sons, Michael Diekhoff of West Virginia, Mark (LeeAnn) Diekhoff of Greensburg and Matthew (Jennifer) Diekhoff of Westport; sisters, Esther (Eddie) Hill of Russiaville and Helen Kramer of Greensburg; brothers, Arthur (Ann) Diekhoff of North Vernon, Maurice (Barbara) Diekhoff of Columbus, Lawrence Diekhoff of North Vernon and Bernard Diekhoff of Greensburg; 9 grandchildren, Vanessa Veerkamp, ​​Grant Veerkamp, ​​Macy Diekhoff, Drew Diekhoff, Luke Diekhoff, Austin Diekhoff, Landon Diekhoff, Jordan Kramer, Jaxson Kramer and 1 great-grandson, Daylin James Diekhoff. His parents predeceased him; granddaughter, Elizabeth Kristine Kramer; grandson, Alex Veerkamp; sister, Rose Ann Schwering; brothers, Walter Diekhoff and Francis Diekhoff. A Christian Burial Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 24, 2022 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Millhousen with Father Jey officiating. Interment will follow at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery. A Rosary will be prayed at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 23, 2022. A visitation time will be held on Sunday, January 23, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Bass and Gasper Funeral Home in Westport. We ask visitors to follow social distancing guidelines inside the funeral home and masks are recommended. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.bassgasper.com.
Memorial contributions can be made through the funeral home at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Millhousen.

Published on January 19, 2022

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