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Rex Alan DiehlPassing: June 11, 2024


Mitchell Cemetery

Graveside Service

Monday, June 17th @ 11:00am


No Visitation


Mitchell Cemetery

Monday, June 17th

MITCHELL – Rex Alan Diehl, 72, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born February 27, 1952, in Bedford, he was the son of Frederick and Betty (McDermed) Diehl.  He married Brenda Kay Henderson on August 18, 1979, and she survives.

Rex was a 1970 graduate of Needmore High School.  He worked at General Motors for 11 years and later was self-employed as a carpenter.  Rex was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving as an E3 Airman First Class.  He enjoyed playing poker, fishing, watching football, and watching NASCAR; especially Chase Briscoe.  Rex loved being with his family and taking trips to Tennessee, and cherished his grandkids.  He attended Woodville Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Brenda Kay Diehl of Mitchell; children, Jennifer Diehl of Bedford, Amanda Diehl of Mitchell, Laci (Joshua) Diehl-Mullis of Mitchell, Paul Diehl of Middletown, and Kevin Diehl of Campbellsburg; grandchildren, Stephan, Garret, Chandler, Brody, Kia, Shaley, Alissia, Jenna, MaCayla, Kaleigh, and Elsie Rose; and great-grandchildren, Kaycen, Ellie, and Wrenly.

His parents and siblings, Rebecca Miller, Debra “Pickle” Reuter, and Harold Diehl, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 17, at Mitchell Cemetery.  Military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.  Per Rex’s request, there will be a private family visitation.

Memorial Contributions:  Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services, 219 Sycamore Drive, Bedford, IN 47421

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8 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Mark Henderson | Wickenburg, AZ
    Date: June 17, 2024
    Rex was a great man, great husband, family oriented, hard worker, and salt of the earth, who touched many souls around the country with his personality and devotion to his family. Although he will be missed here on earth, a special place awaits him in heaven.
  2. Guest: Neal &Jackie Stillman | Mitchell
    Date: June 14, 2024
    Rex will sadly be missed. He was a great guy always willing to help out. Loved his coffee. RIP REX
  3. Guest: Jim & Cindy Wallace | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: June 13, 2024
    We had the pleasure of meeting Rex & his family as our very first friends when we moved here to Indiana. Rex was a kind and a hard working man who loved his family and will be missed immensely by all who knew him. Much love, thoughts & prayers for Ms. Brenda and the family!
  4. Guest: Steve "Sonny" Cobb | Needmore Ind.
    Date: June 13, 2024
    Grew up with Rex in Needmore lived across the road from each other spent many of our younger days running the roads and woods around our little town. Have many great memories of Rex and his two sisters. Good bye my friend you will be sorely missed!! Will be Praying for your family.
  5. Guest: Missy Cooper & Dustin Sorrells | Mitchell
    Date: June 13, 2024
    I got to know Rex pretty well while I worked at the Mitchell Family Restaurant then the Hub, he was always joking, upbeat, & happy. I enjoyed our morning conversations ☺ Paul & Amanda we are thinking of you & your family during this time, love & prayers! Missy Cooper & Dustin Sorrells
  6. Guest: James W. Diehl | Bedford, IN
    Date: June 12, 2024
    Mrs. Diehl My name is Jim Diehl, we lived in Needmore and went to school there many years ago. We will be out of town for our grandaughters wedding next week and will not be able to attend the services. It's sad to see your relatives passing away and I'm sorry for your loss. I will be saying a prayer for your family. Jim
  7. Guest: Mike Kern | Bloomington Indiana
    Date: June 12, 2024
    So sorry Kevin, I will be praying for you and the family.
  8. Guest: Brenda Mckain | Brownstown, Ind.
    Date: June 12, 2024
    Jennifer, all family and friends: All volunteers of Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services are so sorry for your loss.