Robert ‘Bob’ Leland Diehl


Robert “Bob” Leland Diehl died on Oct. 18, 2021, at his home in Rock Springs, Wyo. He had been struggling with health issues for the past few years.

He was born on Dec. 25, 1934, in Greeley, Colo., the son of Amos and Elizabeth Diehl.

He married Janice Roth, who gave him two daughters, Cindy Diehl Maestas (and husband Paul) and Kimmie Diehl Rouse (and husband Warren). Bob and Janice later divorced.

He married Darleen Fabiny and added to his family with a son, Billy Diehl (and wife Lane) and daughter Robynn Diehl Fahrenbach (and husband Karl). Bob and Darleen later divorced.

He married Dona Hornsby in Juneau, Alaska, on July 17, 1987. This marriage added another daughter, Charlotte Doak and husband Mike, and son Rodger Hornsby.

Bob attended schools in Rock Springs, Wyo., and was a 1953 graduate of Rock Springs High School. He was honorably discharged from both National Guard in 1960 and United States Armed Forces in 1963. He drove a truck for several trucking companies until he hired on at Bridger Coal Company. He was a main drag liner operator until his retirement. He was very proud of the fact that he operated the largest piece of equipment at Bridger Coal.

Bob and Dona moved to Pinedale, Wyo., a few years before he retired. They enjoyed the great outdoors. Bob had a passion for hunting, fishing and snowmachining. He helped start the archeological club in Pinedale. He also taught himself the art of knapping arrowheads. He looked forward to Rendezvous Days in Pinedale every year. Bob was an avid reader of many topics. He enjoyed western TV shows/movies and dressed with the cowboy hat and boots. He cheered for the Wyoming Cowboys and Denver Broncos. He kept handwritten journals of his and Dona’s life adventures living in Pinedale. In his later years, Bob enjoyed having coffee with “the boys” at the local coffee shops in Pinedale.

He is survived by wife Dona Diehl of Rock Springs, Wyo., all of his children, brother-in-law Dewey Corhn, brother Ev Diehl, sister Marilyn Howard, several nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Gary Diehl, sister Susan Corhn, grandsons Brandon Felderman and Lance Diehl.

Cremation has taken place; at his request there will be no services. Condolences may be left at www.vasefuneralhomes.com.

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