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Jo Diestel

April 30, 1955 ~ April 20, 2022 (age 66)


Jo Elizabeth Diestel, 66, of Aberdeen, SD, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at Sanford Medical Center, Aberdeen.

A Celebration of Jo’s life and a time of remembrance will be held at her home at a later date.

Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary and Crematory, 414 5th Avenue NW, Aberdeen, is in charge of arrangements.  Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.schriversmemorial.com.

Jo Elizabeth Komes was born April 30, 1955 to Joseph Nickolas and Helen Ann (Weyrich) Komes in Sturgis, SD. She was raised on the Komes family farm and attended rural schools.

Jo married the love of her life, James Arthur Diestel on November 16, 1990, in Webster, SD. The two made their home in Aberdeen where they had two beautiful daughters, Laurie and Michelle.

Jo started her 25-plus-year career at Ken’s SuperFair Foods in May of 1996. Her husband, James, passed away on January 1, 2014, and she continued to make Aberdeen her home. Jo was still employed with Ken’s at the time of her death.

She loved the outdoors. Fishing and camping with her family near Sturgis were her favorites. She also enjoyed gardening and baking, but her favorite pastime was spending time with her grandchildren. Jo’s grandchildren were her life.

Jo is survived by her daughters, Laurie (Brian Russell) Komes and Michelle (Brandon Frey) Mohr; two grandchildren, Taylarae Jo Mohr and Tygen Kaine Mohr; four great-grandchildren: Aubree, Paisley, Raylynne, and Jasper; her siblings Marge (Jack) Duprel, Barb Hudson, Carol (Wayne) Odekoven, Pat (Jerry) Casteel, Todd (Hope) Komes, Tim (Kathey) Komes; and many nieces and nephews.

Jo is preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, James Diestel.

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