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David Diedrich, 25

David Scott Diedrich, 25, of Fargo, North Dakota, formerly of Parkers Prairie, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at Mayo Clinic Hosptial - Methodist Campus in Rochester, following a courageous battle with cancer.

David was born October 4, 1988 to Scott and Sarrina (Lockaby) Diedrich in New Prague. He grew up in the Alexandria and Parkers Prairie area, where he attended public school. He graduated from Parkers Prairie High School in 2007. He attended North Dakota State University in Fargo for a year. He then attended Wadena Tech to learn the plumbing trade.

Following his education, David returned to Fargo where he was working on his journeymans license with Precision Plumbing. In November of 2012, David was diagnosed with leukemia. He fought a courageous battle with the disease, receiving treatment and a stem cell transplant.

David was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Millerville. He enjoyed sports, especially basketball and football. His favorite pastimes included playing video games with his friends and attending rock concerts. He was happiest when he could sleep.

David was preceded in death by his step-grandfather, Darold Pflugradt.

David is survived by his father, Scott of Alexandria; great-uncle, who helped raise him, Dale Diedrich of Parkers Prairie; grandmother, Jane Pflugradt of Garfield; girlfriend, Cassie Riebe of Fargo; along with many great-uncles, great- aunts, cousins and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held Monday, July 14 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Parkers Prairie with the Rev. Ed Borchardt officiating. Music was provided by organist, Gloria Hollatz and vocalist, Riley Springer. Burial was at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Millerville.

Pallbearers were Lee Hollatz, Cory Springer, Evan Ackerman, Ben Christian, Wade Wilke and Jeremiah Wahlin.

Arrangements are with Lind Family Funeral and Cremation Service;