Larry Dale Diercksen, 74, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2022, at the
Edgewood Convalescent Home in Edgewood. He was born on August 4, 1947, in Manchester, the son of
Dale and Mae (Burns) Diercksen. Larry was raised in the Manchester area and was a 1966 graduate of
Manchester High School. After graduation, he attended Iowa State University and earned a B.S. in Animal
Science. Larry was also a member of the Iowa Army Reserves.
On August 24, 1969, Larry was united in marriage to Susan Schiess at First Lutheran Church in
Manchester. Four children were blessed to this family. Larry was a farmer his entire life. He enjoyed
woodworking and raising horses. Larry loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Susan Diercksen of Manchester; his four children, Andrew (Nancy)
Diercksen of Carroll, Lisa (Chase) Patterson of Sherwood, Oregon, Lindsey (Eduardo Guerrero) Diercksen
of Portland, Oregon, and Allyson (Ben) Engelken of Manchester; three grandchildren, Alexis and Kaylie
Diercksen, and Greyson Patterson; two sisters, Melva (Ken) Wenndt of West Des Moines and Shirley
Haight of Manchester; one brother, Keith (Jody) Diercksen of Lake Winnebago, Missouri; and several
nieces and nephews.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, Duane “Pinky” Haight.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association
Online condolences may be sent to www.leonard-mullerfh.com .
Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m., on Friday, May 27, 2022, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Manchester
with Rev. Tony Ede officiating.
Visitation: 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., on Friday, May 27, 2022, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Manchester.
Interment with Military Rites: Oakland Cemetery – Manchester, Iowa