Marjorie Marge' Irene (Eichelkraut) Diehl


(Sept. 29, 1918 - July 26, 2010)Marjorie “Marge” Irene (Eichelkraut) Diehl died Sunday, July 26, 2010, at Powell Valley Care Center.

She was born Sept. 29, 1918, to Fred and Annetta Eichelkraut and was raised by stepmother, Matilda Eichelkraut. She married Leonard Roller Diehl in Ottawa, Ill., June 4, 1939. They moved to Worland via Sioux Falls, S.D., in 1945. Two children were born to their union: Leonard Gary and Margaret “Peggy” Ann.

Until her retirement in her 70s, Marge worked in Worland as a bookkeeper/secretary at Worland Creamery and Meadow Gold, as a desk clerk at Washakie Hotel, as a bank teller at Pinnacle National Bank and kept books for various other businesses. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. Marge was extremely active in the Hospital Auxiliary and belonged to Soroptimists, B&PW and Eastern Star.

She left her home of 60 years and moved to Powell in 2006, where she resided at the Rocky Mountain Manor. She quickly adjusted to a new circle of friends and activities. In March 2009, she became a resident of Powell Valley Care Center.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a sister, Jane Ohme; and brothers, Fred Eichelkraut Jr., Richard Eichelkraut and Jack Rensch.

She is survived by her son, L. Gary Diehl (Lois) of Allen, Texas; daughter Peggy Snyder (Lloyd) of Powell; brother Jim Eichelkraut (Sylvia) of Ottawa; grandson Clark Snyder (Arianne) of Billings; granddaughters Amy Gearhart (Brad) of Allen, Melissa Gardner (Jon) of Walla Walla, Wash., and Kristin Blundell (Mike) of Loveland, Colo.; sisters-in-law Carol Eichelkraut and Ardeth Rensch; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be Friday, Aug. 6, 2010, at Zion Lutheran Church in Worland at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Ralph Partelow officiating. Interment will follow at Riverview Memorial Gardens in Worland. Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.