Edwin W. Diesburg 'Eddie'

edwin diesburg 'eddie'
Edwin W. Diesburg, age 92, of Ionia, IA died Sunday, April 17, 2011 at Cedar Health Care Facility in Charles City, IA. Edwin William Diesburg “Eddie” was born September 19, 1918 in Ionia, the son of Theodore and Susan (Klassen) Diesburg. He attended St. Boniface School in Ionia. As a young man he worked for area farmers and gave his earnings to his parents to support the family after the Great Depression. Eddie served in the U. S. Army during World War II from 1941-1945 in the Japanese Theatre. On May 23, 1943 he was united in marriage to Avis Spurbeck at St. Boniface Catholic Church. After Eddie’s honorable discharge from the Army in 1945 the couple moved to Ionia where he started his tank wagon and service business known as Diesburg Oil Co. Eddie was strongly associated with the Catholic Church, especially St. Boniface where he was an altar boy and carried bricks for the construction of the new church. He maintained a strong faith in God. His enjoyment came from his family, especially during holidays and summer vacation in Minnesota at Twin Lakes. Eddie is survived by two daughters, Donna (Hut) Vass of Staunton, VA, and Marilyn (Joe) Rochford of Charles City, IA; two sons, Daniel (Rhea) Diesburg of Charlotte, NC and Kenneth (Lynn) Diesburg of De Soto, IL; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and one brother, A.J. (Wishy) Diesburg of Ionia. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Avis on August 31, 1997; one daughter, Patricia Diesburg; two brothers, Cletus and Ray Diesburg and three sisters, Magdeline Eernisse, Kadie Brown and Edith Adler. Memorials: Memorials may be directed to the family. Cemetery: Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery at Ionia. Visitation: Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 pm on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at Ionia Funeral Home in Ionia with a 4:00 rosary and 7:00 pm scriptural wake service, and will continue at the funeral home one hour prior to the services on Wednesday. Service: Mass of Christian burial for Edwin will be held at 10:30 am on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Ionia with Fr. Mark Osterhaus celebrating.

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  1. We are sending our sympathy and prayers to the family of Eddie Diesburg. he was a nice man to have known. Avis also was Larry’s teacher in the schoolhouse just north of their farm. sorry for your loss.

  2. Each of you has my deepest sympahty for the loss
    of your father. I remember both your father and mother very well thru my Treasurer’s Office (Courthouse) work days. Both very nice folks. God bless each of your families thru this difficult time of the loss and seperation of your beloved father.

  3. Eddie was a wonderful uncle to all of us. I admired him as a dad when we were growing up. There are so many memories I have with Uncle Eddie in them. What a great man!!! I know he is in heaven rejoicing with everyone who has gone before him. We all love him so much.

  4. I wish I could be there for the services. Although I am the grand-daughter to Ray Diesburg, Uncle Eddie was there for me when I needed him.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. Our prayers go out to all the family, and in gratitude for Uncle Eddie and the life he lived. We had many good conversations about the goodness of God and the many blessings that He brought to us. He will be missed, but I know that he is where he wants to be.

  6. We are so sorry to hear about Edwin Seems like he lived a full life. We are sure your family has many wonderful memories of him. At times like this the Bible comforts me so much. Jesus said in John 5:28&29 there would come a time when those in the memorial tombs would hear his voice and come out. This would also be at a time when Revelation 21:3&4 says there will be no more tears, pain or death. This would all happen when God’s Kingdom comes, the same kingdom that Jesus taught us to pray for in the Lord’s Prayer. What a wonderful prospect for Edwin and all those in the memorial tombs now. We express our deepest sympathy. We hope you find comfort in this time of loss.

  7. When I say the name, Eddie Diesburg, it simply equates the most gentle of peoples. He always had a few teasing lines followed with a wink to let you know he was just kidding! Ionia has lost another great pillar but he leaves loving memories to so many. Thoughts and prayers to the entire Diesburg family.

  8. My sympathy to Eddie’s family. Ed delivered fuel to our farm for years. I would always go out and talk to Ed while he filled the barrels. We had many enjoyable conversations! I learned alot from him and ofcoarse got teased alittle!! Eddie will be missed by many.
    May God be with all of you. Carolyn

  9. To all of the family, I wished I could be there. Uncle Eddie was a great man and will be missed.

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