Roger Earl Diskey, 83, of Freeburg, IL, born September 16, 1928, in Walsh, IL, died Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at Relais Bonne Eau Hospice House, Edwardsville, IL.
Mr. Diskey worked as a senior vice president of the Stockyards Bank, East St. Louis, IL. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Belleville, IL. He loved the outdoors, tending to his garden, and visiting with friends. Roger was a Korean War veteran of the United States Army, a recipient of the purple heart medal, and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Roger was preceded in death by his parents, George O. and Henrietta, nee Bewie, Diskey; a daughter-in-law, Debra Diskey; and a son-in-law, Stephen Galle.
Surviving are his loving wife of 62 years, Jacqueline E., nee Rigdon, Diskey, whom he married on January 15, 1949 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Chester, IL;
his son, Bradley Diskey of Freeburg, IL;
his daughter, Jan Galle of Millstadt, IL;
five grandchildren, Sarah (Shawn) Haider of Osage Beach, MO,
Amanda (Andrew) Stevens of Fayetteville, NC,
Jordan Diskey of Freeburg, IL;
and Heather and Nicole Galle of Millstadt, IL;
and three great-grandchildren, Jocelyn, Dylan, and Nathaniel Galle.
Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, Belleville, IL. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 13, 2012, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11a.m. Saturday, July 14, 2012, at George Renner and Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with the Rev. Gary Byers officiating.
Burial with military honors will be held at Green Mount Protestant Cemetery, Belleville, IL.