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Fire Chief Robert John


August 23 , 1937 - May 01 , 2019

Fire Chief Robert John Diel
Fire Chief Robert John Diel
1937 - 2019


Sunday, May 05, 2019
1:00 ~ 8:00 PM
Michigan Memorial Funeral Home


Sunday, May 05, 2019
6:30 PM
Michigan Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

Inurnment in Michigan Memorial Park



DIEL, Robert J., age 81, of Taylor, passed away peacefully on May 01, 2019. Loving husband of Ruth Diel. Loving father of Rhonda Danaj, Renee (Gerald) Osaer, Rob Diel Jr., step-children Tom (LuAnn) and Pam (Bob). Dear grandfather of Christine (Damon), Richard (Heather), Norm, Krystal, Patti (Mikel), Ashley and Eric. Dearest great grandfather of Cora, Lily and Ivy. He is also survived by his siblings Bill (Donna), Gary (the late Ronda), John (Billie), Joyce and Carlotta (Bob). He is preceded in death by his first wife Juanita, step-son Jim and his parents John and Adele. His cremation will take place at “The Witness Crematory” located inside of Michigan Memorial Funeral Home following his funeral service.


I miss you dad Rhonda Danaj

He sure will be missed, he was not only a fella Firefighter he became a great friend! We had a lot of fun times over the last 45 years, learned from each other, Yes, he will certainly be missed! Nick and Janet Nicholson

I will sure miss my uncle bob, I remember when he took me fishing on lake mi. When went to the boat , someone had taken his power cord , so he says , ok he looks around and sees one on another boat next to us and takes it . We stayed the weekend their and I remember Samon fishing all day and nothing , but at the end of the day I had one big one took forever seemed like and when I brought it up to the top of the water uncle bob had the net their and missed it broke the line ,, dammit shit. He said ,,, I still remember I think I was around 12 , 13 , years old I think. Gene Gene loggie

As shown in the video here, Bob loved his family! You can see the enjoyment on his face with his children and grandchildren! Please remember the joy you all brought to him. Keep those memories in your heart Joyce Diel Peterson

Patti My heartfelt condolence for you and your family. Vathany Vathany

Bob was a good fire fighter, fire chief and most of all a good friend. Karen and I send our condolences to his family. May he rest in piece. Larry Cooper

I remember Chief Diel as strong and honorable man . He will always be that to me forever. I am glad to have known him I am sure he is in heaven. That is the best memory for me. Love and prayers to his family. Keith Cagle

My condolences and prayers are with the family of Mr Diel. Kimberly Kidd

Hey Dad:) Rhonda and I are at your heart doctor’s today. I have you in my purse (your pacemaker)...just thinking of you♥️ Renee Osaer

Almost a year now and still miss you every single day Dad♥️Thank you for all the ways you let us know that you are still with us Rhonda Danaj