Roland Diehl

Roland Diehl

November 20, 1942 – December 13, 2022

Archer Lodge – Roland “Ron” Kent Diehl, 80, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday. He was born in Webster County, MO, to the late William B. & Mildred Wingo Diehl. He served his country honorably in the United States Navy. He loved gardening, growing tomatoes, and working on cars, especially his 66 Dodge Coronet. His main joys in life were his beloved wife, his children, and grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by 5 brothers.

He is survived by his wife & best friend of 59 years, Janice Helton Diehl of the home, children, Monty Diehl (Caroline) of Archer Lodge, Sue Ellen Lutz of Edmond, OK, Jackie French of Idaho Falls, ID, Katrina Strumhaus of Kansas City, MO, sister, Patsy Harwood (Bill), 10 grandchildren, & 13 great grandchildren.

Flowers welcomed or memorials may be made to Baptist Tabernacle Church.

The funeral service will be held at 11 am, Tuesday, December 20, at Baptist Tabernacle Church, 1599 NC Hwy 231, Wendell. Visitation will be held directly before, from 10–11am in the fellowship hall prior to the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Arrangements are with Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W Third St., Wendell, NC, 27591


  • linda todd Posted December 17, 2022 6:58 pm

    iwill sadly miss him as i know his family will also ,im sure heavens doors were open ,and a so sorry for there loss

  • Rebecca Helton Posted December 17, 2022 7:11 pm

    Oh Uncle Ron you will be missed. Praying for you Aunt Jan we love you

  • Carl Wendell Posted December 18, 2022 4:45 pm


    Oh so sorry for your loss. Ronnie was one of my favorite people to work for and a great friend. Learned a lot from him and had so so many laughs! A terrific Austin Company veteran. Honored to have known he and you for the past 34 years. So many fun times and so many home cooked meals. May God Bless you during this difficult time. Ronnie will be up there watching over you, Monty and the family. See you soon. Love, Carl & Jennifer

  • Brenda & Jimmy Lewis, Wendell, NC Posted December 19, 2022 5:43 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers & Love.

  • The Frederick Family Posted December 20, 2022 7:02 am

    We extend to the family of Mr. Diehl our prayers & sincere condolences. We thank God for having him as a neighbor within the Mill Creek West Community. We appreciated his generosity in sharing fresh cucumbers & tomatoes and even sharing his display of lights for various occasions throughout the year. We pray God’s blessings for the family during this season. ~The Frederick Family

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