Donald Dieker


July 13, 2015 - 12:00 AM

Donald Dwayne Dieker, 63, Salina, passed away on Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at his home.
He was born on April 21, 1952, the son of Wilfred and Dorothy (Schillig) Dieker. He graduated from St. Teresa’s Grade School and from Westphalia High School. He then received an associate degree from Allen County Community College, and from Kansas Vocational Technical Institute with a degree in mechanical and electrical engineering. He worked at Lear Jet in Wichita. He was a private contractor, and was an engineer for KASA in Salina. Don was currently employed at Phillips Lighting as a mechanical engineer.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, Wilfred and Dorothy Dieker; special friend, Joan Beard; and great niece, Abigail Hellmer.
He is survived by his siblings, Larry Dieker, Westphalia, Father James Dieker, Liberal, Michael Dieker and wife HaeGyung, Lee’s Summit, Mo., Susan Hellmer and husband Jerry, Salina, Janet Huss and husband Bernie, Lawrence, Sandra Lammers and husband Dan, Kirksville, Mo., Mary Adamy and husband Randy, Birmingham, Ala., and Anita Wirth and husband Tom, Lincoln, Kan.; 23 nieces and nephews; seven great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m., today, at the St. Teresa Catholic Church in Westphalia. A rosary was  held Sunday evening, with visitation following at St. Teresa Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Teresa Handicapped Walkway Project or Huntington’s Disease Society of America. Condolences may be left for the family at

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