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Columbia Missourian

Lynn Eugene Diel, 58

By Megan Madden
January 16, 2013 | 7:25 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — Lynn Eugene Diel of Columbia died from cancer Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. He was 58.

Mr. Diel was born in Boonville to Michael and Marie (Gramlich) Diel.

Mr. Diel lived most of his life in Columbia and retired from University of Missouri Health Care Information Tech Services.

Mr. Diel was a published author and wood carver and had a master’s degree in education from MU.

He was an elder of Alive in Christ Lutheran Church. He was also a volunteer in the William Chrisman CASA program.

Mr. Diel is survived by his wife, Beverly; one daughter, Stephanie Coen of Jefferson City; one son, Daniel Diel of Overland Park, Kan.; three sisters, Doreen Travis of Oak Harbor, Wash., Wanda Wojnarowski of Lees Summit and Barb Wright of Boonville; and two brothers, Darrell Diel, of O’Fallon, and Curtis Diel, of Harrisonville.

Mr. Diel’s parents and brother, Mike Diel Jr., died earlier.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Alive in Christ Lutheran Church, 201 Southampton Drive.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alive in Christ Lutheran Church or Living Waters at

Tributes can be posted at