John Dieckman—Rest in Peace
by Buck Quigley - posted 2:44 pm, December 15, 2008
Veteran area musician John “Mudbone” Dieckman suffered a fatal heart attack on Friday, apparently while moving into a new apartment. His sudden death is being widely mourned by friends and fellow musicians who knew him as an extraordinary player with a keen intellect and a sharp sense of humor that was much broader than his large frame.
Dieckman played with many different bands over the decades, including several years as pedal steel guitarist with the Steam Donkeys. I speak for my band mates when I say we all gained substantially from both his deep musical knowledge and his lovable personality. We are all in a state of sadness and shock at the loss of such a truly great talent and wonderful friend.
Visitation hours are planned for this Wednesday, December 17, at Ullrich Funeral Home, 8630 Transit Road, East Amherst, from 2-4pm and from 7-9pm.