Jacob Diel, 84
Jacob E. Diel was born June 17th, 1934 in Monte Vista, CO to Jacob and Zuma (Martin) Diel. He graduated from Monte Vista High School in 1952 and from the University of Wyoming in 1973. On August 22, 1959 he married Barbara Jean Brisbois in Denver. Jacob was employed as a teacher in Albert, Colorado, Greenland Canada, Nebraska and Eads, Colorado for 33 years. He enjoyed teaching and after he retired found ways to travel and enjoyed reading. He also enjoyed talking to students that would stop by from time to time, gardening and spending time with his children and grandchildren. Jacob Diel passed away in his home on Saturday, October 27, 2018.
Jacob is survived by his wife Barbara Diel of Eads, CO and their three children, Stanley Diel and his wife Nancy of Chesapeake, VA, Ginger Padilla and her husband Alex of Lakewood, CO, and Kassie Longworth and her husband Gene of Evans, CO; six grandchildren, Kim Shott of Chesapeake, VA and Carly and Chase Schrader of Chesapeake, VA, Aubreanna and Christian Hauser of Denver, CO and Skyler (Longworth) Lanckriet and her husband Christian of Evans, CO and a great grandson Austin Montalvo of Denver, CO.
A celebration service honoring Jacob Diel’s life was held at 10:30 am on Thursday November 1st at the First Christian Church in Eads with Pastor Mark Imel officiating. Burial followed at Eads Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Lamar Area Hospice or the Eads First Christian Church. Family and friends can register online condolences and sign the guestbook at www.brownfuneraldirectors.com. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of the Brown Funeral Home – “Families you know and families you can trust, serving families like yours”.