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Ursula Diebel

Ursula Powell Diebel

Monday, January 10th, 1927 - Wednesday, June 12th, 2019
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Ursula Powell Diebel died peacefully in Victoria, Texas on June 12th at the age of 92, surrounded by family. She was born on January 10, 1927 in Fayetteville, Arkansas to Laurence and Eleanor Powell; British Immigrants. The daughter of highly educated and musically talented parents during the depression, she had a colorful youth.

After completing school, she moved with her family from Michigan to Victoria, Texas where she worked as a bookkeeper at Lacks Furniture Store. She married Reuben Andrew Diebel in 1950 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Over four years the couple welcomed five children into their home and raised them all in Victoria, Texas. She later worked for and retired with VISD working with special needs students. She was a woman of strong Catholic faith which is attributed to her long and full life.

Mrs. Diebel is survived by her five children, Cindy Mikulenka (James) of Bastrop, Larry Diebel (Candi) of Austin, Suzanne Musick of Gonzales, Brenda Padgett (Ron) of Victoria and Linda Muska (Glen) of Victoria; her grandchildren lovingly named her Goggy, Neil Mikulenka of California, Erin Mikulenka of New York, Ryan Mikulenka (Leah) of Austin, Lauren Diebel of Santa Fe, NM, Kevin Suchyta Ceballos (Jose) of Austin, Tara Sinclair (Aaron) of Austin, Gregory Suchyta of Austin, Nickolas Padgett (Kayla) of Victoria and Alex Padgett of Victoria. Additionally, Mrs. Diebel is survived by five great-grandchildren; her sister, Margaret Maretti (Michael), as well as nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Reuben Andrew Diebel “The Fox” and sister, Winifred Cooke.

Visitation will be held Sunday, June 16 from 6:00-8:00 PM with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 PM at Grace Funeral Home, 2401 Houston Hwy in Victoria. A Funeral Mass will be 10:00 AM, Monday, June 17 at Our Lady of Victory in Victoria with burial at Memory Gardens Cemetery. A reception to follow at Our Lady of Victory Hall. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Sue Diebel’s Life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to charity of choice. The family would like to thank the staff at Sodalis Memory Care.

Thoughts and memories may be shared online at www.gracefuneralhome.net. Arrangements and services under the personal care of Grace Funeral Homes & Cemeteries.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, June 16th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Sunday, June 16th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Grace Funeral Home
    2401 Houston Highway
    VICTORIA, TX 77901
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    Rosary Services will begin at 7:00 pm.
  • Service

    Monday, June 17th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Monday, June 17th, 2019 10:00am
    Our Lady of Victory Cathedral Catholic Church
    1309 E. Mesquite Lane
    VICTORIA, TX 77901
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  • Interment

    Memory Gardens Cemetery ~ Victoria
    8919 US Hwy 87 North
    VICTORIA, TX 77904
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Sharon Pike

Posted at 11:29am
Our sincere condolences to the family. Aunt Sue was a wonderful lady full of love and so caring. Great memories from the time I stayed with them many years ago. Love, Sharon and Wes

Love, Vicki and Mary Flynn and the Price Clan

Posted at 06:04pm
Sending lots of love and condolences to all the Diebel Family!
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With love, Kim Henry

Posted at 04:32pm
May the peace and love of God surround your hearts always in her memory . Sending love and prayers for your family with heartfelt sympathy.
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With love, Kim Henry purchased flowers for the family of Ursula Diebel.


Joan H Kerr

Posted at 01:24pm
We are sorry to hear of your loss but recognize that she is at rest. Our mother Mary Horton lived to age 95. Our family always remembered "Sue and Andy" and shared stories of our neighbors across the street. Blessings to you.
Joan Horton Kerr (your babysitter)

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