James “Jim” A. Deihl


LA MOILLE – James “Jim” A. Deihl, 75, of LaMoille, passed away Oct. 15, 2021 at Liberty Village, Princeton.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Friday, Oct. 22 at Community United Methodist Church, LaMoille with Rev. David Jungnickel officiating. Burial will be at Greenfield Cemetery, LaMoille. Visitation will from 10 a.m. until time of services on Friday. Lundquist-Merritt Funeral Home, LaMoille is assisting the family.

Jim was born Aug. 6, 1946 in Chicago to Henry and Florence (Geisler) Deihl. He married Julie Carpenter on April 11, 1987 in Van Orin.

Survivors include his wife, Julie; three daughters, Becky (Bob Johnson) Crawford, Kimberly (Ricardo Wright) Crawford and Katie (Josh) Faber; one sister, Linda DiSilvestro; two brothers, Dennis Deihl and Robert Deihl; and nine grandchildren, Mekyla, Bryant, Damian, Tiara, Bry, Michael, Janiyah, Carpenter John and Flossie.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Michael J. Crawford; and four siblings, Charles Deihl, Henry Deihl, Joseph Deihl and Cynthia Groeneveld.

Jim received his Master’s degree in education from Illinois State University. He was a special education teacher for the LaSalle School District before retiring. He served as an EMT for the LaMoille Ambulance, was a member of Community United Methodist Church and was in the dart ball league. He was also a member of the LaMoille Lions Club. Jim enjoyed woodworking and tinkering with things and loved to play trivia.

Memorials may be directed to LaMoille-Clarion Library or LaMoille Ambulance. Online condolences may be left at www.merrittfh.com.