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In Memory of Joseph "Joe" Diers


6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2019 at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson, WI

Funeral Services

10:00 a.m. Friday, May 3, 2019 at St. Bridget's Catholic Church in River Falls, WI

Joseph Andrew Diers, age 54 of Hudson, died unexpectedly on April 26, 2019 at his home.

Joe was born on April 21, 1965 in Stillwater, Minnesota to Thomas and Donna (Conrad) Diers. He graduated from Memorial High School in Eau Claire, class of 1983, and continued his studies at college. Joe was united in marriage to Juline Jeffery, and the couple were blessed with three children, Jackson, Wyatt and Sydney. He was self-employed as a commodities broker and operated Tradeco, Inc. Joe grew up hunting and fishing with his father, and carried these passions into his adult years.  He was an avid outdoorsman, spending countless hours fishing for walleye or hunting deer, pheasant, elk and turkey.  With his dynamic personality, he would fill a room with his presence; he was known for having a big heart and always had a willingness to help others.

Joe is survived by his wife, Juline; children, Jackson, Wyatt and Sydney; his mother, Donna; sister, Lisa (Steve) Arneson; nephew, Noah Arneson; and many other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his father, Thomas.

A Mass of Christian Burial celebrating Joe’s life will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 3rd at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church, 211 E. Division St., River Falls. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 2nd at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 S. 11th St., Hudson. Interment at St. Bridget’s Cemetery, River Falls.

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    • Our deepest sympathy to all of you in your loss .May the memories you shared help you through this difficult time.We are so sorry for your loss.

      Chet and Sue Frisch

    • I was deeply saddened to hear of Joe’s passing. You don’t expect to get this kind of news about someone so young with so much life yet to live. I went to HS with Joe and we played Hockey together on various teams growing up. I will always remember him for his spirit, drive, his humor and a can do attitude. He was one of a kind. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family who I’m sure are still coming to terms with the death of Joe’s father not that long ago. They will both be deeply missed. May God comfort you all and keep you in his blessing. Remembering the good times shared and family memories built upon the knowledge he will truly always be with you even in death. His life and love will always live on in the hearts of those who remain. That eternal light never goes out.
      I will miss you my friend.

    • Remembering you Joe, with great fondness from EC Memorial and our great times at the Eau Claire Rod and Gun. Prayers of peace and comfort for you as you rest with the Lord and for your family’s hearts.
      Peace, Patty

    • I am very sorry to hear about your loss. I offer my condolences to you and your family. Please take comfort in God’s promises in his word the Bible. He assures us that, ‘he will wipe out every tear from our eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” (Revelation 21:4)

    • Joe was 1 of a kind! What started as a doctor-patient relationship quickly fostered into a friendship and mentoring relationship. Despite our conversations starting out as a tale of some adventure he was going on it usually ended in a reminder of what was truly important, family and sharing one’s passion with others. Thanks for the lessons Joe!

    • Our family lived around the corner from Diers family on Lexington Blvd. We have many wonderful memories of the neighborhood and the skating rink we spent time at. Memorial High School classmates sending our thoughts and prayers to the Diers family.

    • I played hockey with Joe as well and he was always a great person to be around. I’m so sorry for his family. I will always remember him as a solid guy who was happy go lucky. RIP Joe.

    • I knew Joe in high school. A genuine, kind, and charismatic kid. And a very talented and popular hockey player. And yet, I remember that it was Joe who stood by a fellow friend who died from cancer in high school. Not something the average high school boy would have done.
      Warm regards and sympathy, Brian Anderson

    • Jackson, Wyatt,Sydney and Juline,
      Deeply saddened for your loss. I will always remember what a great guy Joe was. Our many landscaping projects Kollin and I helped with.
      May each of you find comfort in the days ahead when a special moment shared with Joe brings a smile.
      With deepest sympathy,
      Kaden, Kollin, Stef, Dave and Grandma Molly

    • So many great memories of you and your family during the years you coached Keithton in hockey – all the fun those boys had on that huge rink you made beside your home. You are a very special man who made such a positive impact on my son and I am forever grateful. Hugs to Juline and the kids. Sending my love, Kim Kelly