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Harry Diehl

Harry Cecil Diehl

Thursday, May 9th, 1940 - Friday, July 12th, 2019
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Obituary

Harry Cecil Diehl, 79, of Blue Spring, MO, passed away on Friday, July 12, 2019. A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, August 4, 2019 from 1-5pm at Blue Springs Assembly of God, 2501 Duncan Rd, Grain Valley, MO 64029. Harry was born to Harry and Ruth (Bailey) Diehl on May 9, 1940 in Long Island, NY. He lived in Franklin Square until the age of 10. He travelled throughout the US with his family and settled in Warrensburg, MO. He attended Warrensburg High School until 1958, when he joined the US Air Force, serving a 2-year tour in Japan. Also in 1958, Harry met Bonnie Hardcastle and the two were married that May. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this past May. Harry worked in bridge construction for APAC and retired as General Superintendent, after 35+ years, in 2005. Harry was also the Track Operator for the American Bicycle Association (ABA) at the Blue Springs BMX track at Pink Hill Park from 1988-1999. His hobbies included motorcycle riding and touring, boating, RV camping and touring the country with Bonnie, furniture building, running of the BMX track, and traveling with his grandson, Matt Reilly, during his BMX racing career. Harry was an advocate for and lover of all animals. Harry is survived by Spouse, Bonnie E. Diehl, Blue Springs, MO; daughter, Cheryl L Reilly and son in-law James B. Reilly, Blue Springs, MO; grandson, Matt Reilly, his wife Randi; great granddaughter Austyn Sue Reilly, Blue Springs, MO; granddaughter, Christen W. (Reilly) Robinett, her husband, Dustin; great granddaughter, Olivia Lynn Robinett; and great grandson, Van Matthew DiGusto, Fort Collins, CO; sister, Mrs. Lynda Cook and brother in-law, Mr. Larry Cook, Tennessee; nephews, Mike Cook and family, Kentucky; Steve Cook and family, Colorado; niece, Nicole (Cook) Farnham and family, Ohio; brothers in-law, Jerry Hardcastle, with nephews, Jay, Joe & Rick; Joe and Sherrill Hardcastle, with niece, Lisa and nephew, Brad; sisters in-law, Betty & Elmo Keeling, with niece Sheila and nephew Mark; and Barbara Hardcastle. Harry is preceded in death by both parents; and son, Jeffrey A. Diehl. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made to the ASPCA at https://www.aspca.org/.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, August 4th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    When
    Sunday, August 4th, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location
    Blue Springs Assembly
    Address
    2501 NE Duncan Rd.
    BLUE SPRINGS, MO 64029
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  • Interment

    Location
    Cremation

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Rose Ann Gautieri

Posted at 10:05pm
Cheryl and family So sorry about the passing of your Dad. Prayers to you and your family
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Juanita

Posted at 09:26am
Please accept my most sincere sympathy for the death of your loved one. We can find comfort in the word of God because it assures us that "there is going to be a resurrection" (Acts 24:15).  God promises to give life back to millions of people who have died, and he desires to do so very soon.

We know this from what a servant of God from the past, Job, asked God: “If a man dies, can he live again?  I will wait all the days of my compulsory service (death) until my relief comes.   You (Jehovah) will call, and I (Job) will answer you. You will long for the work of your hands." (Job 14:14, 15) God is longing to give life back to those who have died.

Perhaps these words do not calm your pain but we are certain that God will resurrect all those who demonstrate faith in the sacrifice of His son, Jesus Christ. Reflecting on the divine promises found in the Bible will give you the hope and strength to keep going until all of God’s promises are fulfilled.  May these words bring you and your family much comfort from Jehovah God, the God of all comfort (2 Corinthians 1: 3, 4). 

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