Eloyse J. Bockenstedt Lammers Diesburg – Prairieburg

Eloyse J. Bockenstedt Lammers Diesburg went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m., Monday, June 6, 2022 at Bohnenkamp-Murdoch Funeral Home in Manchester.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Prairieburg, Reverend Nick March will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Prairieburg. Bohnenkamp-Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Manchester is in charge of arrangements.


Eloyse was born December 3, 1933 at Petersburg, Iowa. She graduated from Immaculate Conception Academy for Girls in Dubuque, Iowa on May 30, 1951. She married Jerry Diesburg on April 12, 1955, six children were born to this union. They farmed in the Manchester and Central City areas for 22 years. She later worked at Lewis Systems in Monticello for 10 years, retiring in 1988. She took nurses aid courses and worked for Mercy Home Health in Cedar Rapids for 10 years.


Eloyse enjoyed reading, sewing comforters for babies, embroidery for friends and family, and working on genealogy. She loved the Cubs and listened to their games since she was 12 years old. She watched sports news every day. Religion was especially important to Eloyse and was a Roman Catholic all her life. Eloyse will be missed by all who knew and loved her.


Eloyse is survived by her children, Karen (Bruce) Gaines, Kathryn (Steve) LeClere, John Diesburg,

Tim (Tammy) Diesburg, Marty (Cheri) Diesburg; grandchildren, Laura (Eric) Weber, Michele (Jason) Hanson, Beth (Tom) Kluesner, and Brian (Jaime) LeClere, Nicole (Ron) Cihla and Jesse (Courtney) Sauer, Brad (Sarah) Diesburg and Sheri (Dustin Drtina) McKenna, Cody (Hadley Galbraith) Wood, Jillian (Eric) Wuestenberg and Austin Diesburg, Madison and Autumn Diesburg, Chris and Dylan Gaines; 29 great-grandchildren; sister, Olga Willenbring; brother, Ben (Inez) Lammers; her sister-in-law, Delores Stelken and many nieces and nephews.


Eloyse was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry; parents, Ben and Frances Lammers; daughter, Ann Frances Diesburg-Sauer; 3 sisters, Sedella, Sister Lucille, Sister Bernard; and a brother, James.


Memorials can be directed to the Good Neighbor Home Employee Relations Committee.


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