Wallace "Doc" Gordon Diehl, 88, passed away peacefully Monday March 9, 2015 surrounded by his family.
"Doc Diehl" was the founder in 1962, and Pipe Major, of the Indianapolis 500 Gordon Pipers and retired in 2000 leaving his legacy to his daughter Soupy Caldwell.
Born on February 14, 1927 in Hamilton Ontario, Canada to the late Wallace McGarva Diehl and Margaret Hall Diehl. His mother was born in Paisley Scotland. Young Doc served in the Canadian Army under his father at the age of 14. He was in the army a total of 9 years.
Doc went to school in 1946 at Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph Ontario graduating in 1950. Doc was a member of the Downtown Optimist Club, Indianapolis Rotary Club, Murat Shrine and the Scottish Rite.
Doc and Marnie were married on September 30, 1949. He is survived by his wife Marnie Diehl, son G. Scott Diehl and wife Cheryl, daughter Marnie B. Neal and husband Gary, daughter Sue (Soupy) Diehl Kermode and husband Chris, daughter Heather C. Kaiser and husband Tim. He has 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, a sister Lois Douglas, and a son, William James Diehl.