Kenneth C. Diehl, 100, of Bedford, died on Monday, May 3, 2021, at his residence.
He was born on Jan. 20, 1921, in Bedford, a son of the late Gump S. and Blanche (Drenning) Diehl. On Sept. 7, 1951, in Cumberland, Md., he married Dorothy M. (Imler) Diehl, who preceded him in death on June 24, 2007.
He is survived by a granddaughter, Kimberly Park, of Bedford; two grandsons: John Park of Claysburg and Shannon Park, of Las Vegas, Nev.; four great-grandchildren: Andrew Melusky, Autumn Sandrus, Amber Park and Savannah Park; and a great-great-grandson, Shawn McVicker.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Constance Diehl; a grandson, Carl Park; three brothers: Woodrow, Virgil and Curtis Diehl; and a sister, Mildred Diehl-Williams.
Kenneth was an Army veteran and served in WW II. He worked for Continental and then worked as a self-employed diesel mechanic until retiring at the age of 95. He enjoyed working and taking care of his family.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 7, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel at the Timothy A. Berkebile Funeral Home in Bedford with Thalia Fleetwood officiating. Burial will be at Bedford County Memorial Park with full military rites conducted by the Fort Bedford Honor Guard. Friends will be received on Friday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Our online guestbook is available at www.berkebilefuneralhome.com.