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Honoring the loss of Former Bates County Sheriff Duane Diehl.


Duane Arthur Diehl, age 67 of Butler, Missouri died Thursday, October 21, 2010 at Medicalodge of Butler. He was born April 27, 1943 to Julius Arthur and Helen Louise Purvis Diehl in Appleton City, Missouri.

Duane Diehl was Bates County Sheriff from November 1992, until January 2005. Funeral services for Duane were held on October 25, 2010 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler, Missouri with Pastor Ron Dunlap officiating. The Cass County Honor Guard unit was requested to assist in the funeral services.

Duane is survived by his wife, Janice Diehl of Butler, Missouri; four sons, Tevan Diehl and fiance' Susan Moroney of Drexel, Missouri, Travis Diehl of Butler, Missouri, Tony Diehl and wife Tiffany of Overland Park, Kansas and Trent Diehl and wife Kristen of Butler, Missouri; his mother, Helen Diehl of Butler, Missouri; three brothers, Dwight Diehl of Belton, Missouri, Darrell Diehl and wife Joyce of Butler, Missouri and Dean Diehl of Butler, Missouri; one sister, Georgia Varns and husband Jack of Butler, Missouri; four grandchildren, Leanna, Tanner, Mason and Dietrich; one great-grandson, Brayden; many nephews, nieces, other relatives and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his father; one daughter, Tracy in 1979; and one brother, Donald also in 1979.

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