Tuesday, May 11, 2010



ADDRESS: 324 Vincent Street Medford

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 1:58 P.M. Sunday, May 9 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield where he had been a patient for the past 7 days.

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 11:00 A.M. Thursday, May 13 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger

PLACE OF BURIAL: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford where Full Military Honors will be performed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team

VISITATION AT: 4-8 P.M. Wednesday, May 12 at the Hemer Funeral Home where there will be a 7:30 P.M. Rosary Service and also from 9:00 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. Thursday, May 13 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: Born on the family farm on July 20, 1917 in Maiden Rock, WI Pierce County

EDUCATION: Graduated from Plum City High School in 1935, Graduated from River Falls State College in 1940 where he received his BS in Science and Agriculture, After returning from military service he attended the University of WI Madison obtaining a masters degree in Microbiology in 1946.

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: April 23, 1949 in Medford to Alice A. Oberhofer and she preceded in death on November 20, 1999

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: He enlisted in the Army Signal Corps in 1941 prior to the outbreak of hostilities and was honorably discharged in 1945 at the rank of sergeant. He moved to Medford in 1946 and was a Chemist for the Medford Cooperative Creamery, which later became Consolidated Badger. From 1968-1982 he was plant manager at Foremost McKesson and from 1982-1985 he was plant manager at Dairy Monitoring of America. In 1985 John was a Plant Manager at Maple Island until his retirement on September 1, 1987. John was an avid reader with a special interest in American History and Political Science.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford; Third Degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council 1744 from 1949 until his death; Served as Financial Secretary from 1958 to 1997; Member of Holy Rosary Church Choir 1947-1990.

SURVIVING CHILDREN: 1 Daughter: Nancy Schneider of Hudson
1 Son: Michael “Spike” Diesing of Medford

# OF GRANDCHILDREN: 1 Grandson: Brent Schneider of Lake Mills

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: 1 Sister: Cecelia (Murlin) Sycks of Red Wing, MN
Also survived by Nieces, Nephews, Other Relatives and Friends

DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: 2 Brothers: Joseph Diesing and Francis Diesing


PALLBEARERS: Nephews: Lon, Rick and Randy Diesing, Doug and Grant Sycks, Larry, Lamoine and Duane Gilbertson

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to John’s family to be designated at a later date.
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