Francis (Frank) Claire Diederichs died March 31, 2016 at the age of 93. He was born Aug. 13, 1922 in Columbus, Nebraska to Frank and Barbara.
Mr. Diederichs was a WWII Army Air Corp veteran. A self-employed residential architect, he never fully retired, and was always taking on small projects.
A Bass Lake resident for two years, he enjoyed spending time with family, traveling and making friends worldwide, and reading.
Mr. Diederichs was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Katherine (Tottie); and his parents.
He is survived by daughters Denise Diane (Dee Dee) Niblett of North Fork, Doni Bastiani of Bass Lake, and son Dorn of Los Angeles; 12 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; and his brother Robert of Roseville.
A memorial service will be held 1 p.m., April 23, at the Little Church in the Pines, Bass Lake.
Donations can be made in his name to Hinds Hospice, 1616 W. Shaw Ave, Suite B-6, Fresno, Calif., 93711-3513.