In Memory of

John Dible

John R. Dible

John Rend Dible, 46, of Sioux City died Monday, Feb. 26, 2001, at his residence of complications from diabetes.

Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel, with the Rev. George Zehnder of St. Paul's Lutheran Church officiating. Burial of the cremains will be at a later date. There will be no visitation.


Mr. Dible was born July 22, 1954, in Evanston, Ill., the son of William T. and Sara S. (Stierstorfer) Dible.

He moved with his family to Sioux City in 1966. He attended Central High School and the University of Iowa.

He graduated from the Gemological Institute of America at Santa Moncia, Calif., with a diploma as a graduate gemologist in October 1977, at the top of his class, with expertise in the identification and evaluation of colored stones, gems and diamonds.

He was employed with the Gemological Institute of America in New York City, where he became co-director of the facility. In 1985, he became a consultant in South Africa to a diamond cutting firm located there. He returned to Sioux City in 1991.

Survivors include his father of Dakota Dunes; two brothers, William S. Dible of Sioux City and Charles K. Dible and his wife, Susan Chang Dible of Lafayette, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Jody Dible of Okoboji, Iowa; and seven nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother and a brother, Jeffrey Croll Dible.

Memorials may be directed to Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 1551 Indian Hills Dr., Suite 220, Sioux City, Iowa 51104.