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NEWSPAPER UNKNOWN, 16 November 1940
The county was shocked and grieved when death claimed one of her leading citizens, Fred A. DIEDRICHS, of Washington, Saturday afternoon
at the Clay Center Hospital.

Mr. DIEDRICHS had suffered failing health since last spring and in May his right leg was amputated in an effort to save his life. He got along nicely at the time and was able to resume his duties as county sheriff this fall but when a return of illness was imminent, Mr. DIEDRICHS was taken back to the hospital Wednesday of last week. His death was attributed to heart disease.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home and at 2:30 at the Presbyterian church, Rev. GOLDENSTEIN of the Hanover
Lutheran church officiating, assisted by the Rev. Robert HOWARD of the local Presbyterian church.

"Lead Kindly Light " was sung at the home and "Face to Face" and "Crossing the Bar" were sung at the church by Mrs. Albert SOLLER and Miss Nadine LOBAUGH, accompanied by Mrs. Lourin

Pallbearers were close friends of Mr. DIEDRICHS: George WILKENS, Orville GRAHAM, O.H. SMITH, F.V. McKELVY, Lourin ROSENKRANZ
and Martin KIGER.

Frederick August Hermann DIEDRICHS was born in
Wietzen, Germany, on May 28, 1875 and departed this life on Nov 16, 1940, at the Clay Center Hospital whence he had been taken for medical treatment from his home in Washington, KS.

He had attained the age of 65 years, 5 months and 19 days. The eldest child for Fredrick (no "e" this time) and Louisa NUTTLEMAN-DIEDRICHS, he lived in Germany until he was eight years old when the family came to America making their home at Greenleaf, KS where their father was employed by the railroad.

One brother, William died in infancy in Germany and was buried there. The deceased was confirmed in St. John's Lutheran church at Greenleaf on Apr 14, 1889, by the Rev. O.L. LUSHICI.

He was educated in the Greenleaf schools and was employed in the Bliss printing office and various other places in Greenleaf and on the farm in his youth, after
which he worked in Sid BRADWAY's livery barn and later in Wright WERTENBERGER's livery barn in Washington.

His next employment was in the WALKER Dry Goods store, after which he was employed by the Ben
SIMON Clothing Store for a year and then became manager of the store.

On July 31, 1902, he was married to Miss Adeline S. KAPPLEMAN at St. John's Lutheran church, Greenleaf, the Rev. LUTZHORN, performing the

Both Mr. and Mrs. DIEDRICHS remained faithful members of this church. To this happy union one daughter, Marie Louise, was born.

For many years Mr. DIEDRICHS was manager, then partner in the Ben SIMON store, becoming sole owner at the death of Mr. SIMON. His pleasing
personality, high sense of personal honor and fair dealing won for him the affection and respect of his associates and customers alike.

He leaves his beloved wife; his daughter, Marie Louise ANDERSON, his son-in-law, William A. ANDERSON, and his granddaughter, Gretchen Marie.

He also leaves several brothers and sisters; Mrs. Sophia WESTPHAL, Arvada, CO, E.H. DIEDRICHS, Greenleaf; Mrs. Dora BEHRANS, Greenleaf; Mrs. Minnie WESTPHAL, Denver, CO; L.D. DIEDRICHS, Greenleaf; Mrs. Anna
OESTREICH, Hanover; Mrs. Mary CLARK, Fraser, CO; Mrs. Emma ANDERSON, Lincoln, NE and Mrs. Bertha DUITSMANN, Linn.

Transcribed and Contributed by Delores Raines

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