Roland C. Diehl
1932 - 2020
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June 1, 1932 ˜ July 4, 2020

Roland C. Diehl, 88, passed away in his sleep, at the Ray Hickey Hospice House on July 4, 2020.
He was born in Danville, Pennsylvania to Eugene and Mariam Diehl. He was the youngest of 7 children.
Roland joined the Navy in 1950 and served our country for four years. For 35 years, he worked for Unocal/Chevron, as a plant supervisor.
Roland loved to hunt and fish. His grandson, Randy, introduced him to golf after he retired. Roland enjoyed playing golf and worked at Tri-Mountain Golf Couse, as a part-time marshal, for 10 years.
Roland is preceded in death by the love of his life, and wife of 62 years, Lorene; his daughter Wanda Kuhnhausen; and grandson Robert Williams.
Roland is survived by his grandson, Randy Williams; and granddaughter, Stefanie Williams.
A private graveside service will be held for his family. Donations may be made to the Ray Hickey Hospice House.
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Published in The Columbian on Jul. 7, 2020.
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July 14, 2020
i didnt know your grandparents, but I knew what they meant to you❤ They were very fortunate to have you and Stefani. They are together again! Thoughts and love for you both!
Cathy and Jimmy Williams
July 13, 2020
My dad and Diehl were best friends and moved here from California together in 1969 to open the new Union/Collier plant in Rivergate. I have many fond memories of Diehl: he would take me for rides on his motorcycle and we would go fishing with my parents and Lorene. He used to ride to and from work with my Dad and I spent a lot of time playing in the bed of his GMC pickup when he parked it in front of our house all day! We lost my dad suddenly in 1973 and we gradually lost touch with Diehl and Lorene after that. I would stop by to visit every few years and Diehl and I would reminisce about my dad and the old days.
The last time I saw him was just after he lost Lorene and sadly, he just wasn't the same old Diehl; I prefer to remember him as I knew him when I was a kid; robust, friendly, smiling, joking, and always ready and willing to help my dad with a project.
My sincerest condolences to his family.
Doug Rollins
July 7, 2020
Don't know that I've ever met anyone who compares to this man, He's the kind of man everyone would want to be, strong, kind, generous, hardworking, compassionate, loved his family. He made the world a better place. I was named after him and my son as well.
Dennis Roland Vaughn
July 7, 2020
RC- I have so many great memories of working with you at Tri Mountain Golf Course. You always kept a smile on everyone's face. I wouldn't trade those memories for anything. Hoping you have some fairways and greens in heaven to enjoy!
Rusty Kissinger
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