Michael Francis Diehl

May 29, 1957 ~ July 11, 2022 (age 65)


Michael Francis Diehl

Michael Francis Diehl, 65, longtime Hays resident, died Monday, July 11, 2022 at Kenwood View Health Center in Salina.

He was born May 29, 1957 in Hays, the son of William F. and Bridget (Jacobs) Diehl.  He attended the Kansas School for the Deaf in Olathe, graduating in 1976.  Michael was an avid sports fan and always cheered for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Survivors include his two brothers: William and Kenneth Diehl, four sisters: Virginia Ekey, Lillian Van Loenen, Janice Krannawitter, and Karen Swain, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother: Jacob Diehl, and three sisters: Judy Pohlenz, Kristina Schmidt, and Kathleen Diehl. 

Private inurnment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.  Services are in care of Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, and condolences and memories of Michael may be shared with the family at

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