Roger Diehl

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Posted: Friday, August 16, 2019 6:23 am

Roger Earle Diehl, 82, of Hillsboro, ND, peacefully entered into the presence of His Savior on August 8th, 2019.

He was a man of great faith, love and gentleness.

Roger was born November 10th, 1936 in Fargo to Ralph and Gertrude Diehl. He grew up and attended school in Hillsboro, graduating from high school in 1954. He graduated from NDSU in Agricultural Engineering and Mechanical Agriculture. In 1958 he married Marlene Muir in Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Hillsboro. They had four children, Robert, Kristen, Susan and Richard.

Roger worked as a Credit Supervisor for JI Case in Dickinson, ND right after graduation from college. In 1961 he moved his family back to Hillsboro to join the family farm as a 3rd generation Diehl farmer. Roger taught for many years at the Crookston Agricultural School.

Roger loved the Lord. As a lifetime member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church, he served in many ways- in leadership roles, teaching Sr. High Sunday School and the Bethel Bible Study Series for years.

Roger served on the NODAK Electric Board of Directors for over 40 years where he held many positions and made lifelong friends.

He was an active member of the Republican Party, Masonic Lodge, charter member of the Hillsboro Jaycees, lifetime member of the Traill County Historical Society and on the Hillsboro Township Board.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Harlan. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years and children- Robert (Kendra) Diehl, Kristen (Steve) Diehl-Crowell, Susan (Pete) Larson and Richard (Michele) Diehl, Grandchildren-Caila (Dave) Diehl Rinker, Tom (Katie) Diehl, Mitch Diehl, Dylan and Tyler Smith, Samantha Kelly, Andrew Crowell, Melanie Morales, Simon, Jacob, Zach and Abby Larson, Mckenzy and Maddi Diehl. Great Grandchildren- Levi and Emerson Rinker, Brayden Crowell, Adrien Parez.

Our family would like to thank all of the staff at the Halstad Living Center and the Hillsboro Hospital for the tender care they provided Roger. Special thanks to Dr. Chuck Breen for his many years of care and Hospice workers for making his last days comfortable.

The memory of his love will live on in our hearts.

The funeral service was held on Monday, August 12th at 11:00 a.m. at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Hillsboro. Visitation was one hour prior to the service. Burial took place at Riverside Cemetery in Hillsboro.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home in Hillsboro. To sign the online guest book, please visit our website at

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