Jesse Diehl

Obituary of Jesse William Diehl

Friends can view the funeral service by joing the Zoom call at 1:45pm Id 89707745911 PW 073241; Sunday, May 24, 2020.

Jesse William Diehl was born in Monroe on March 11, 1975.   He was one of two children born from the union of John Diehl and Deborah (Dixon) Diehl. Jesse developed a strong bond with his father in-law, Michael Kilgore.  Jesse was a 1993 Monroe High School graduate.    

He married the love of his life the former, Tricia Daniels on August 26, 1996 in Monroe. The couple would be blessed with three children:  Nicholas, Jordon, and Kyle.   Jesse was skilled with his hands and supported his family as a talented remodeling carpenter employed by Harris McClain Kitchen and Bath for many years.   

Jesse was quite the character with his quick wit and sense of humor; known as the “life of the party.” Also, thoughtful and a true friend and protector to those closest to him.

An avid sports fan, Jesse, enjoyed watching his children’s sports, and playing sports with his family. He enjoyed golfing and watching his favorite Michigan sports teams.

As family was most important to Jesse, he cherished the many trips to Florida to visit his grandparents and time spent at the cabin in St. Helen where he appreciated the outdoors hunting, boating, riding ATVs, tossing horseshoes, or simply sipping a beer around the campfire.

In his quiet time, Jesse enjoyed listening to his favorite classic rock artists. 

Jesse William Diehl, age 45, of Newport passed away at home on Thursday, May 21, 2020 under the care of Elara Caring Hospice. He was surrounded by his loving family. His passing was preceded by his grandparents and his stepfather: Michael.

To cherish his memory Jesse leaves his beloved wife of nearly twenty-four years:  Tricia Diehl of Newport; two sons: Nicholas Diehl and Kyle Diehl both of Monroe; one daughter: Jordon Diehl of Monroe; a sister: Gretchen (James) Spurlock of Dundee; His loving parents John and Debby Diehl of Newport; and his feline companions, Milo and Otis.

A private gathering will take place on Sunday; May 24, 2020 at Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe; 2442 North Monroe Street (734)384-5185. The Merkle Team will assist attendees with physical distancing restrictions and limiting those in attendance to ten people at a time. Friends may watch the service at 2:00pm, Sunday, May 24, 2020 officiated by Roy Southerland through Zoom (please call for login information).   

In lieu of flowers of memorials are suggested to the Diehl Family. Online guests may visit

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