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Information for John H. Dieffenbach
13 April, 1918 9 August, 1982
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
August, 1982
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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John Dieffenbach

    Rosary for John H, Dieffenbach, 64, of 515 18th Ave. So., Nampa, who died Monday at a Nampa hospital, will be recited at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Flahiff Funeral Chapel of Nampa, Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul's Catholic Church by the Rev. James L. Pratt, S.M. Interment will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Nampa.
     He was born April 13, 1918, at Pulaski, Iowa, a son of Henry and Nora Hartzler Dieffenbach. He moved with his parents to Nampa in 1924 where he attended schools. He attended the College of Idaho for one year and then attended Nampa Business College. He married Emily Hess, 0ct, 7, 1950, in Nampa where they have since made their home.  He served with the 25th Army Band during the Korean conflict. Following special schooling at the University of California, Santa Cruz, he became a certified city clerk and served as city clerk in Nampa for twelve years following which he was city clerk of Boise for five years. He was the author of "Boise Municipal Accounting" and co-author of "Records Management for City Clerks."
    He was presented an award for outstanding service to the state of Idaho by Gov. John Evans and was also given a certificate of honorary membership in the Idaho City Clerks and Fiannce Officers Association and was the first recipient of the Marvin Kimberling award in 1978, He was past .president of the Nampa Exchange Club, a past member of Nampa Lodge No. 1389, 8.P.0.E., a member of the Musicians' Union Local No. 423, and had been a Boy Scout leader. He was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church and had played with the Majors and Minors musical group until 1979.
    He is survived by his wife, Nampa; one son, David, Meridian; two daughters, JoAnn Morris and Vicki Flume, both of Boise; two sisters, Leona Rosenbaum and Florence Hermann, both of Nampa; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
    Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 700 Robbins Road, Boise, or flowers may be sent.
    Friends may call at Flahiff Funeral Chapel of Nampa until 9 p.m. today, and from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Wednesday and until l0:30 a.m. on Thursday.



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