Diechman, John F., Bridgeport, Michigan


Passed away on Friday, June 7, 2013, at Tendercare of Frankenmuth. Age 70 years. John was born on March 16, 1943, in Saginaw to the late Melvin F. and Nina M. (Ott) Diechman. He married Carol J. Bacon on December 29, 1976, in Roscommon Co. She predeceased him on November 2, 2010. Surviving are two sons, two daughters and their spouses, Rodney VanDeventer, Saginaw; Doreen (Richard) Berube, Saginaw; Kim (Leo) Smith, Bridgeport; Anthony (Melinda) VanDeventer, Burt; grandchildren, Bradley and Criseida VanDeventer, Bobbie (John)Pipkin, Shauna (Stephen) Irish, Jonathon Morse, Brian Smith, Adam Smith, Craig Smith, and Robert Smith; great-grandchildren, Josh Stout, Brandon Stout, Amber Lee and John Pipkin, Allen Smith, and Veronica Smith; two sisters, Donna Waligorski and Sue Ott; also many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents and wife, John is predeceased by a brother, Melvin Diechman, and a sister, Karen Schramke. Memorial service will take place on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the Bridgeport Gun Club, 3265 Roselle Drive, Bridgeport. Memories and sympathies of John may be shared with the family on his memorial website at WakemanFuneralHome.com.