We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Bodelson-Mahn Chapel
Stanley Gerald Diercks, 89, of Red Wing, died Thursday, June 16, 2022 at his home at Deer Crest. He was born August 6, 1932 in Belvidere Township, Goodhue, Minnesota, to Harry and Margaret (Heitman) Diercks. He attended schools in Wabasha and Goodhue County, graduating from Red Wing Central High School in 1951. During high school he worked for several area farmers. While still in school he joined the Navy Reserve. After graduating he went on active duty with the Navy, serving from 1951-1953. He was stationed on a destroyer in Korean waters.
He married Marilyn Kohrs on January 1, 1954. He worked at several jobs before starting at Riedell Shoe in March of 1955 as a floor worker. He retired as plant manager after 40 years.
In 1962 they moved to a small farm in Belvidere Township where he farmed evenings and weekends until moving to Red Wing in 2006.
Giving blood was very important to Stanley. He was a 10-gallon donor.
He was a member of St. Peters Lutheran Church, Belvidere and held many church offices. He enjoyed his factory job, farming, his 1930 model A, and sports. Especially watching his grandchildren’s sporting activities.
Stanley is survived by his wife of 68 years, Marilyn; 3 sons, David (Sue) of Red Wing, Bill (Ruth) of Brookings, South Dakota, and Brad (Linda) of Red Wing; 9 grandchildren, Tally Diercks, Brittany (Ben) O’Reilly, Zachary Diercks, Caleb (Joan) Diercks, Samuel (Mallory) Diercks, Brady (Leeann) Diercks, Noah (Alex) Diercks, Matthew (Kelly) Diercks and Allie Nissen; 21 great-grandchildren; siblings, John (Elaine), Dean (Mary), Jerry (Sue), Marcia Luhman, Ruth (Richard) Berg, and Kathleen (Fran) Jonas; sisters-in-law, Elaine, Janice and Linda Diercks; as well as many nieces and nephews, cousins, other family and many friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, grandson, Ross Diercks; siblings; Richard, Ralph, Roger, Edith Milligan, Maxine Wiech and Judy O’Reilly; brothers-in-laws, Dean Luhman, Dale Wiech and Jim O’Reilly.
A funeral service will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Belvidere with Rev. Steve Frenz officiating. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m., Monday, June 20, 2022 at the Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel, Red Wing and one hour prior to the service at church. Burial will be at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com