Otto Diebold

Friday, December 26, 2003

BENTON, Mo. -- Otto S. Diebold, 78, of Benton died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003, at Missouri Veterans Home.

He was born April 9, 1925, at Benton, son of Otto Solomon and Elizabeth Rose Bertrand Diebold. He and Barbara Faye Hester were married Oct. 22, 1955, at Benton. She died April 26, 1998.

Diebold worked as a foreman at Florsheim Shoe Co. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Diebold was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Benton.

Survivors include a son, Robert Diebold of Jackson, Tenn.; two daughters, Diana Beggs of Benton and Linda Boaz of Jackson; a brother, Stephen Diebold of Benton; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton; parish prayers will be at 6:30 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Denis Catholic Church, with the Rev. Normand Varone officiating. Full military graveside rites will be performed by the Missouri Honors Program. Burial will be in St. Denis Cemetery.