Kenneth Herbert Diedrich


Kenneth Herbert Diedrich
Kenneth Herbert Diedrich

Kenneth Herbert Diedrich, 74, died August 11, 2006, of natural causes at Pondera Medical Center in Conrad.

Funeral Services were held Tuesday, August 15, at 11 a.m. at Pondera Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery.

Diedrich was born Jan. 31, 1932 in Parkers Prairie, Minn., to Violet and Herbert Diedrich. He was one of 16 children.

In 1956, he married Donna Moritz. They lived in Conrad, where they raised their four children. He worked as a mechanic most of his life.

His greatest joys were his kids, grandchildren and his two great grandchildren. He enjoyed hunting, trapping, his fishing trips to Alaska and traveling the country.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Donna, two sons, Ralph Diedrich and Terry Diedrich and daughter Kristie Durnell, all of Conrad, his mother, Violet Diedrich, Parkers Prairie, brothers, Oscar Diedrich, Conrad, Daniel Diedrich, Garfield, Minn., Don Diedrich, Minneota, Minn., David Diedrich, New Castle, Colo., Rueben Diedrich, Garfield, Arten Diedrich, Alexandria, Minn., Burt Dierich, Parkers Prairie, Dale Diedrich, Parkers Prairie, sisters, Lorraine Anderson, Cottage Grove, Minn., Jane Pflugraat, Garfield, Lois Johnson, Parkers Prairie, Darlene Swenson, Alexandria, Delphene Farley, Waseca, Minn., Carol Hollatz, Parkers Prairie, 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Diedrich is preceded in death by his father, Herbert, brother, Norman, and a son Steven Diedrich.