The funeral service for Irvin Diderrich will be 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church - West Albany in rural Millville, with Father Matthew Fasnacht officiating. Burial will be in St. Clements Catholic Cemetery in Hammond.
Irvin Edward Diderrich passed away Sunday morning, Oct. 13, 2019, at his home at Root River Estates in Stewartville. He was born July 16, 1929, in Quincy Township, Olmsted County to Edward and Leola (Hansen) Diderrich. He grew up and attended school in the Dover/Eyota area. On Sept. 18, 1950, he married Helen Laqua at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in West Albany.
Irvin worked for Benike Construction for over 30 years. They moved to Viola in 1958 and in December 2018, he moved to Stewartville. Irvin enjoyed going hunting and 4-wheeling, horses and all sports. He especially enjoyed softball and played on a Seniors League in Rochester for many years until the age of 87. Irvin also loved the game of baseball and played Amateur Baseball for many years.
Irvin is survived by his children, Tim Diderrich of Zumbro Falls, Ervin J. (Joanie) Diderrich of Sheridan, Wyo., and Susan Mueller of Rochester; 8 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and his best friend, Bear, his dog. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Helen; sister, Elaine; two sons, Tommy and Edward; and a great-grandson, Edward.
Friends and family may visit from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 at Schleicher Funeral Homes, Plainview Chapel, and one hour prior to the service Friday at the church.
Arrangements entrusted to Schleicher Funeral Homes, Plainview Chapel, the guest register may be signed at www.schleicherfuneralhomes.com.