Rev. Dr. Warren H. Diskerud, 84, of Rochester, MN died Sunday, August 5, 2018 at Madonna Towers.
Warren Henry Diskerud was born May 9th, 1934 to David and Helma (Nelson) Diskerud in Minneapolis, MN. He graduated from high school in St. Louis, MO, and from Carthage College in Illinois. He earned his divinity degree at Northwestern Lutheran: Seminary (Mpls.), and served his first church in Superior, WI, then another in Edina MN. He served as Navy and Marine Corps chaplain from 1967-69 with tours of duty in Vietnam. On October 19, 1968 Warren married Rebecca Kempton in Long Beach, CA. He served many churches, including Grand Meadow Lutheran Church and Bear Creek Lutheran from 1983-1997. He earned a doctorate in theology at Notre Dame. Upon retirement, the couple moved to Rochester. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. Reverend Diskerud was a true angel of God.
He is survived by wife Rebecca of Rochester, children Erik (Shaina) Diskerud of Pine Island, MN, Ingrid (Robert) Burkholder of Rochester, Rondi Stebbins of Atlanta, GA and Amy (Scott) Roark of Atlanta, GA, plus eight grandchildren, brother Clayton (Shirley) Diskerud of Waverly, MN and many friends and relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 13, 2018 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Fort Snelling National Cemetery with military honors.
To leave a special memory or condolence please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes 5421 Royal Place NW Rochester, MN 55901 (507) 289-3600
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Roomie, trusted friend, brother Turtle, our best man, fellow Marine, Semper Fi
Ken and Marty Gorsky
Reverend Diskerud was one of the nicest ministers ever, and his family to match! Peace be with him on his new adventure!
Diskerud Family, You are in my thoughts & prayers. Thanks for sharing a great man with us at Madonna Living Community/Madonna Towers
Sandy Molenda; Madonna Living Community Foundation
We are so sorry about your loss Erik and family. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. May the good memories help during this difficult time. Jim and Sue Mack
So sorry for the loss of a great man of God.I am a coworker of Shania and Ingrid at Omc Spring Valley.My prayers for peace for Becky and Erik too.Sincerely Luann Jones Lpn
Becky, Erik and Ingrid and families. Just want you all to know how much Warren meant to me and my family. He was there for us when my dad died and was one of my favorite pastors. You are all in my prayers at this difficult time in your lives.
Becky, Erik, Ingrid and families, You have my deepest sympathies. I have fond memories of Warren. Growing up with Erik, I spent a lot of time in the Diskerud home and always enjoyed visiting with Pastor Diskerud, he could tell stories for hours and they were always interesting. Great man!
Brad and Brenda Tangen
Shaina and Ingrid, my heartfelt condolences to you and your family during this sorrowful time.
Praying for your family. Pastor Diskerud will be in our hearts forever as a man of God who changed lives and was loved dearly inGrand Meadow. Love to all of you.
Thinking of you & sending prayers for comfort during this difficult time. Pastor Diskerud was very special to many people.
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for family!
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