Myrtle Diedrich

Myrtle Diedrich, 93, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away Friday, December 23rd, 2022 at Brentwood in La Porte, IN.


She was born December 11th, 1929 in La Porte, Indiana, the daughter of Robert F. and Hldred Grace (Kingsburo) Bealor.


A lifelong resident of the area, Myrtle graduated from Rolling Prairie High School and worked most of her life for Smaller's Dress Factory, Indiana Molding, and La Porte Hospital, finally retiring from Hamilton Grove Nursing Home. She married Kenneth Diedrich, who preceded her in death in 1972. Myrtle was an active member of the Maple Grove United Methodist Church, regularly attending bible study with friends and participating in the church's knitting group.


Myrtle is survived by her daughter, Linda Panozzo of Galena, MI; son, John Paul (Debbie) Diedrich of Walkerton, IN; brother, John (Sharon) Bealor of Rolling Prairie, IN; three grandchildren, Linda Annette Panozzo, Danell Elaine Panozzo, Anna Maria Panozzo; great-grandchildren, Sierra, Gabriel, Hayden, Michaela, McKenzie, Taylor, Isabelle, and 8 great-great-grandchildren.


Along with her husband, Myrtle was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Hilda May Fryer and Betty Ann Bealor; brothers, Donald G., Robert W., and Richard D. Bealor.


Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Avenue, La Porte, IN. A visitation and service will be held at the Maple Grove United Methodist Church on Wednesday, December 28th, 2022, beginning at 10:00 a.m. for the visitation and 11:00 for the service. Interment will follow at the Maple Grove Cemetery, New Carlisle, Indiana.


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