Eugene S. Diecker, 84, of St. Libory, IL born Jan. 16, 1936 in St. Libory, IL died Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, O’Fallon, IL.
He was a retired grain and livestock farmer, a member of St. Liborius Catholic Church, St. Libory, IL, member of American Legion Post 683, St. Libory and he served in the U.S. Air Force as a Bombing and Navigation Systems Mechanic for B-47 and B-36 bombers during the Korean War. Eugene also received the National Defense Service medal.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Mary, nee Behrns, Diecker, five brothers, Art, Tony, Joe, Hugo and Ted Diecker, two sisters, Helen Green and a sister in infancy.
Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Charlotte M. nee, Belinski, Diecker; his children, Michelle (Steven) Lang of Belleville, IL, Nichole Diecker of Belleville, IL, Karl Diecker of St. Libory, IL, Susan (Brian) Rexroad of Mascoutah, IL; four grandchildren, Faith and Gabriel Lang, Cameron and Kolt Diecker; a brother, Virgil Diecker of Freeburg, IL; brothers-in-law, Frank (Sandy) Belinski and Walter Belinski; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to HSHS Hospice of Southern Illinois, 701 W. Temple Ave., Effingham, IL 62401. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting mollfuneralhome.com.
Visitation: Visitation will be from 4 to 8 PM, Friday, March 20, 2020 and from 8 to 10 AM, Saturday, March 21, 2020 at the St. Liborius Catholic Church, St. Libory, IL.
Funeral: A funeral Mass will be held at 10 AM, Saturday, March 21, 2020 at the St. Liborius Catholic Church with Father Paul Wienhoff celebrating.
Moll Funeral Home
St. Libory, IL