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Diana I. Dieken

October 16, 1943 — August 22, 2023

Diana Dieken, 79, of Hastings died August 22, 2023, at Regional Medical Center of Grand Island. 


A funeral Service will be 1:30 P.M. Saturday, August 26, 2023, at Christ Lutheran Church in Juniata, NE with Pastor Greg Volske officiating. Burial will follow at Concordia Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5-7 P.M. at Apfel Funeral Home in Grand Island, NE.


Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.


Diana was born on October 16, 1943, in Hastings, NE to Frank & Fern (Blue) Eddy. She grew up in Denman and attended District 41 Buffalo County School and graduated from Shelton High School in 1962. She attended Kearney State College and Wayne State College and obtained a degree in Education, afterwards she attended Central Community College to get her CNA certification.


Diana was united in marriage to Tom Efird on April 13, 1963, at Clearfork Baptist Church in Luling, TX. After which the couple lived in multiple locations due to the Navy life. They divorced in 1978. She married Robert Dieken on September 29, 1978. The couple lived in Wood River, NE and later moved to Stanton, NE for numerous years and later divorced in 1999. Diana then moved to Shelton, NE and later to Hastings, NE.


She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church of Juniata and belonged to LWML. She was a Girl Scout leader, Sunday school teacher, and a part of Buffalo County Historical Society. Diana enjoyed gardening, canning, cooking, genealogy, and traveling. She went to Mexico as a chaperone and traveled to the Holy Land and Egypt.


Diana is survived by her children: Mark Dieken of Minden, NE, Larry Dieken of Texas, Brian (Rosa) Dieken of Pheonix, AZ, Robert Dieken of Hastings, NE, Rachel (Mark) Senff and Cherie Dieken of Minden, NE; 21 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; brother, Gene Eddy of Denman, NE; sisters: Mariann (Reinhardt) Dikmanas of LaVista, NE and Coleen (Randy) Schutz of Elwood, NE.


She is preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Rene; and grandparents.



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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Friday, August 25, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Apfel Funeral Home - Grand Island

1123 West 2nd Street, Grand Island, NE 68801

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funeral services

Saturday, August 26, 2023

Starts at 1:30 pm (Central time)

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Burial

Concordia Cemetery

, Juniata, NE 68955

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