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Richard J. "Dick" Deiter II


Richard J. “Dick” Deiter II, 73, passed away Friday, May 19, 2023, at a Topeka care home.

Dick was born January 31, 1950, in Wamego, the son of Richard J. and Sybil Clark Deiter.  He lived in the Willard community all his life.

Dick had worked for Menninger in Topeka and later was the head of maintenance at the Shawnee County Jail for nearly 30 years.  Dick enjoyed hunting, especially with the Kentucky boys.  He loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Dick and Pam Hoffman were united in marriage and had a son Richard J. Deiter III.  They later divorced .

He married Mary E. Nichols in Topeka on September 18, 1981.  She preceded him in death.  He was also preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his children Amy Raelyne (Brett) Sutton, Topeka, Richard (Julie) Deiter III, Topeka, Kirk (Amanda) Henderson, Tonkawa, OK, Milea Ryan, Salina, and Michael (Carolyn) Delaney, Gardner; two brothers Andrew (Winona) Deiter, Clinton, and David (Joan) Deiter, Topeka; 9 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 1:00 until 2:00 P.M. Saturday, June 3, 2023, at Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple Street, St. Marys, Kansas 66536, followed by a graveside service at 2:30 P.M. at the Maple Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice.  There will be a lunch following the graveside services at the Maple Hill Community Congregational Church Hall.







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Saturday, June 3, 2023

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