Roland Joe Diebel

February 3, 1918 ~ September 9, 2020 (age 102)


Roland Joe Diebel, 102, of Weesatche passed away Wed. Sept. 9, 2020. He was born Feb. 3, 1918 in Weesatche to the late Edward and Emilie Sauermilch Diebel. Roland married the love of his life on March 10, 1940.

He is survived by his son Glenn (Janice) Diebel, daughter Karen (Paul) Kirchner, grandchildren Chad (Gaylynn) Diebel, Brent (Sabina) Diebel, Christine Kirchner, Angela Kirchner, Trinten Sylvester-Diebel, Tabetha Sylvester-Diebel, great grandchildren Dalton Sturm, Jayden Diebel, Grant Diebel, Brayden Diebel and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 70 years Adlen Diebel, parents, brother Gilbert Diebel and sister Meta Karnei.

Due to the current health situation the family will not be in attendance for visitation but you are welcome to pay your respects to Mr. Diebel from 4-6 pm Fri. Sept. 11, 2020 at Massey Funeral Home. Funeral service 10 am Sat. Sept. 12, 2020 at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church. Those wishing to attend are welcome to stay in their vehicles and listen on FM radio station. Interment to follow at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Memorials may be given to American Cancer Society, St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church or donor’s choice.

You are invited to sign the online guest book at

Arrangements made by Massey Funeral Home, Yorktown, Texas 361-564-2900.

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September 11, 2020

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Massey Funeral Home

Funeral Service
September 12, 2020

10:00 AM
St. Andrew's Lutheran Church

September 12, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Andrew's Lutheran Cemetery
10960 West Church Rd
Weesatche, Texas 77963

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