Each Sunday I post an obituary of someone from Yellow Springs’ past. Most of these obituaries are for people who have died from natural causes. Unfortunately, the subject of today’s obituary ended his own life. I post this obituary not to smear the name of the deceased, but as a remembrance of the life that he once lived. I have found ancestors in my own family tree who took their own lives and while it is tragic I believe it’s important to not hide the truth. It is a part of our history, no matter how dark that history may be.
One important note, the obituary does not mention this, but I believe it’s important to note that Jacob Diehl Jr. served in the 159th Depot Brigade in World War I. Despite his tragic ending, Jacob Diehl Jr. was a hero who fought for our country and should always be remembered as such. Read Full Article →