Joe DiederichJune 27, 1928 ~ October 1, 2017 (age 89)
Joe Diederich, Sherwood, age 89 died peacefully on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at his home. He was born on June 17, 1928 in Sherwood, WI son of the late Joe Sr. and Mae (Price) Diederich. Joe married Carole Huhn at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sherwood. The couple lived in Sherwood and enjoyed 63 years together prior to her death on January 4, 2015. Joe was Sherwood’s unofficial “historian” and always had a story to tell. He enjoyed the Packers and especially the Brewers. He liked to ride around on his John Deere lawn mower, sturgeon fishing, dancing, and going to “Countryside” for burger Wednesday. Joe was an active charter member of the Sherwood Lions, a retired Town of Harrison Fireman, and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sherwood. He loved to feed the birds and his one squirrel “George”. Joe will be remembered for phoning family members and singing happy birthday on their special day.
He is survived by his children: Pat (“Cork”) Diederich, Kaukauna and Becky (Wayne) Schaefer, Sherwood; three grandchildren: Ross (Kate) Diederich, Freedom, and their children, his great-grandchildren, Jacob and Vivian; Candie Ackerman, Austin, TX and Shane (Emily)Schaefer, Sun Prairie; sisters-in-law: Grace Bauer, Sherwood and Helen (Bob) Schiffering, Mosinee; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Carole, an infant son, Matthew; granddaughter, Amber Jo; a sister, Florence (Alan) Fahrbach; in-laws: Tom (Mary) Huhn, Dennis (Rose) Huhn, David (Shirley) Huhn, Ruth (Gene) Mauer, Orly Bauer, Rita (Gene) Schneider.
Funeral Services for Joe will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at St. John-Sacred Heart Catholic Church, N369 Military, Sherwood with Fr. Michael Betley officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at Boettcher Family Funeral Home, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., with a prayer service concluding the evening and again on Thursday directly at church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. (920) 766-2099 www.boettcherfamilyfuneral.com
The family would like to express sincere thanks to the friends and neighbors who watched over him.