Jacob E. Diener
August 1, 1930 -- August 22, 2013
Jacob E. Diener, 83, of Shipshewana, died at 10:25 pm on Thursday,
August 22, at his residence, he had been in declining health. He was born
on August 1, 1930 in Arthur, IL, to Ezra A. and Annie (Schrock) Diener. On
April 5, 1956 in Topeka he married Mattie Marie Miller, she survives.
Survivors in addition to his wife are two daughters, Karen (John)
Bontrager of Shipshewana, Wanda (Gary) Lambright of Lagrange; a son,
Kevin (Norine) Diener of Shipshewana; 10 grandchildren, 11 great
grandchildren; a brother, Harvey (Clara) Diener of Arthur, IL. He was
preceded in death by his parents, two sons, LaMar and Lyle Diener,
daughter, Kathrine Diener, sister, Martha Mitchell and a stillborn grandson.
He was a Sr. Bishop in the Old Order Amish Church and had worked at
Starcraft in Topeka for 27 years. Visitation will be after 2:00 pm on Friday
August 23, and all day Saturday, August 24, at the Gary Lambright
residence, 7555 W. 050 N. LaGrange. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on
Sunday August 25, also at the Gary Lambright residence. Services will be
conducted by Bishop Chris Bontrager and the home ministers. Burial will
be in East Barren Cemetery, Shipshewana.
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