Bernard W. “Bernie” Dieker

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June   07, 1925 – May 29, 2012

Ulysses,   Kansas

Visitation: 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM,   Friday, June 01, 2012 at Garnand Funeral Home in Ulysses, Kansas.

Funeral Service: 10:00 AM, Saturday, June 02,   2012 at Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ulysses, Kansas with Reverend   Jim Dieker officiating.

Interment:   Ulysses Cemetery in Ulysses, Kansas.

Vigil service will be held   Friday, June 1, 2012 at 7:00 PM at Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church in   Ulysses, Kansas. Memorial contributions may be given to the Arthritis   Foundation or Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church bell tower fund in care of   Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave, Ulysses, KS 67880.

Bernard W. “Bernie” Dieker,   age 86, of Ulysses, Kansas died Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at Bob Wilson Memorial   Hospital in Ulysses, Kansas. He was born June 7, 1925 in Westphalia, Kansas,   the son of Clement and Lena (Weber) Dieker.

Bernie graduated from high   school in Westphalia, Kansas. As a youth he was active in town team baseball   as a pitcher. He moved to Lakin at the age of 18 and farmed. On December 15,   1945, he married Evonne Lucille Ferrell in Syracuse, Kansas. In 1947, he   moved to Ulysses, Kansas and began working for Hugoton Production Company and   retired as a plant operator from Mesa Petroleum in 1989. When not working at   the plant, Bernie also hauled freight locally and worked at the Champion   Filling Station, Merritt Oil, and Tarbet Redi-Mix. Bernie enjoyed bowling and   was an assistant scout master.

He is survived by his wife,   Lucille Dieker of the home; two sons, Steve Dieker and wife Tamara of   Ulysses, Kansas, Eddie Dieker of Iola, Kansas; three daughters, Patricia Yohn   and husband David of Ulysses, Kansas, Shirley Russ and husband Reford of   Yorktown, Virginia, Debbie Pate and husband Steve of Elkhart, Kansas; 12   grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Bernie is preceded in death by his parents, Clement and Lena   Dieker; two sisters, Ann Michael, Marie Lutz; six brothers, William Dieker,   Frederick Dieker, Clarence Dieker, and Raymond Dieker, Robert Dieker and Paul   Dieker.