Paul Edward Dieker was born in Fleming, Colorado, Oct. 7, 1931 to Albert and Anna (Berg) Dieker.He passed away at his residence in Silverton, Oregon on Dec. 12, 2022. He was 91.
The family moved to Oregon in 1938, settling in the Mount Angel area. He graduated from Mount Angel Prep in 1950. He was on active in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955, then transferred to the Army Reserve to complete his obligation.
In June 1956, he married Claudette Kinder. They were married for 66 years.
Paul worked for IBM for 35 years. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking and golf.
He was a Knights of Columbus member and fourth degree and started the council on Knights of Columbus on Whidbey Island, Washington.
Paul is survived by his wife, Claudette; children, David and Theresa; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren; brothers, Ralph and Lenard and sister Ruth Ann. He was preceded in death by sons, Brian and Douglas; daughter, Clair; brothers, Edwin and Harold; sisters, Helen, Dorothy, Freancist and Sister Albert, OSB.
Recitation of the Rosary was be held Dec. 19 at St. Paul Catholic Church, Silverton, followed by Mass of Christian Burial and reception. A private burial was held at Calvary Cemetery, Mount Angel.