Aloysius "AJ" Diesburg

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Aloysius John (A.J., “Wishy”, Al) Diesburg died at the age of 93 on October 20, 2017. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, October 30, 2017 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Ionia, IA. Burial will follow at St. Boniface Cemetery in Ionia. Visitation will be held at Ionia Funeral Home on Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 3:00-7:00 PM with a 6:30 PM Scriptural Wake Service. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Monday. Online condolences for A.J.’s family may be left at Memorials may be directed to the family. A.J. was born on June 21, 1924 in Ionia, IA. He married Gladys May Milligan on July 18, 1944. The couple had eight children; Barbara (Vince) Miller of Ionia, IA, Betty Nosbisch of Apache Junction, AZ, Judy (Bill) Hyde-Ek of Cohasset, MN, Diane (Victor) Ball of Lake City, MN, Pat (Larry) Zwanziger of Nashua, IA, Gloria (Fulton) Bjergum of Alta Vista, IA, Joan (Dennis) Meirick of Elma, IA and Jim (MaryAnne) Diesburg of New Hampton, IA and have one foster-son, Lew (Brenda) Hill of Waterloo, IA. A.J. enjoyed 24 grandchildren, four foster-grandchildren, two step, grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; four foster great-grandchildren; nine step great-grandchildren and two step great great-grandchildren. After A.J. and Gladys married, they farmed near Ionia while he worked at Rath Packing plant in Waterloo, IA. They then farmed near Clarks Grove, MN and then moved back to Ionia where they purchased and operated Ionia Grocery Store for several years. Upon selling the grocery store, A.J. worked at Salsbury’s in Charles City, IA for over 20 years. While working at Salsburys, he also drove school bus for New Hampton School District. He drove a fuel truck for his brother, Eddie. He also was the grounds keeper for St. Boniface Church and Cemetery for several years. A.J. and Gladys enjoyed camping with the Good Sam’s Club and started wintering in Donna, TX, which they did for over 25 years. A.J. also enjoyed dancing, especially to Buck Hollow Band, gardening, socializing with his many friends and was extremely proud of his children and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Gladys Mae; his special friend of 13 years, Mardell Brase; his parents, Ted and Susan Diesburg; brothers, Cletus, Ray and Ed Diesburg; sisters, Edith Adler, Meg Ernissee and Kadie Brown; sons-in-law, Jerry Hyde and Gary Nosbisch and a foster son, Paul Hill.

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  1. All our thoughts and prayers to AJ’s family. May his memories help you cope with his loss. David and Jeanne Roder

  2. Our sympathy goes out to the Diesburg families, especially to Barb and Betty (classmates). Thoughts and Prayers your way. Larry

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. May your memories give you peace and comfort.

  4. We are so sorry to hear about AJ. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May all of your great memories help you thru this difficult time. We had a good visit with him last weekend! We will miss him, he was a great man!

  5. I grew up with Uncle Wish and Aunt Gladys, children , my cousins, we had some great times when our families got together, lots of memories and prank. As we married and had our families we drifted apart
    and the distance between us in miles was present. I have some great memories and will cherish them. Our sympathies and Love to the family. Maynard and Sandi Pick

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  7. Our deepest sympathy to Wishy’s family. We enjoyed spending Monday evenings with your
    dad…even though as he always said…he never won…but we know better than that. Our thoughts
    and prayers are with you.

  8. Lew Sorry to hear about AJ passing. I remember all the good times we had there in our high school years.
    Hugs & Prayers sent your way.
    Teri (Lane) Lokenvitz

  9. All the Diesburg Family we are sorry for your loss. Prayers are with you during this time. Sorry I can’t be with you during this time.

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