Sunday, June 16, 2013
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John "LJ" Joseph Diehl, 58, died at 2:20 p.m. on May 30, 2013, in Key West, Fla. John was born Sept. 6, 1954, in Lima, Ohio, to the late Harry John Diehl and Patricia Ann (Dahill) Niehaus.

John is survived by four sisters, Barbara Patterson of Spencerville, Ohio, Janis Leppla, Doris DeCamp and Peggy Stawarski of Lima; two brothers, Ray Diehl and Scott Diehl of Lima, Ohio; stepfather Allen Niehaus of Lima. He is also survived by the many special friends of Key West and Karen Woodburn, who was a very special friend.

A very sincere thank you to Sheri Smallwood for her continued support through the years who was like a family member of John's.

John was preceded in death by a brother, Rex Diehl, who died in 2005.

John will be put to rest off the coast of Key West, a place that he loved. Friends there want it to be known that he was sweet, kind, generous and entrusting and also "casual." A memorial will be held at VFW Post 3911, Key West, at a later date.

A special memorial service will be held at a later date with family members in Lima, Ohio.