Lynn Eugene Diel, 58, of Columbia, MO, was called home to be with Jesus after a heroic battle with cancer on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, at Boone Hospital Center. Born in Boonville, Missouri, to Marie (Gramlich) and Michael Diel, he lived most of his life in Columbia, Missouri.
Lynn was an Elder of Alive in Christ Lutheran Church, Columbia, Missouri. He was retired from University of Missouri Health Care Information Tech Services where he had worked for many years. Lynn was also a wood carver and a published author. He graduated with a Master’s degree in Education from MU. He volunteered at William Chrisman CASA program.
Lynn is survived by his wife, Beverly, daughter, Stephanie Coen of Jefferson City, MO, son, Daniel Diel of Overland Park, KS, sisters, Doreen Travis of Oak Harbor, WA, Wanda Wojnarowski of Lees Summit, MO, Barb Wright of Boonville, MO, brothers, Darrell Diel of O’Fallon, MO, Curtis Diel of Harrisonville, MO. His parents and one brother, Mike Diel, Jr., preceded him in death.
Lynn wished for a Celebration of Life to be held at Alive In Christ Lutheran Church. It will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 19, 2013.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be given to Alive In Christ Lutheran Church or Living Waters at www.water.cc/.
Online tributes may be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com