Diesterheft, Richard W. 95 of St. Petersburg died Tuesday May 6th at Morton Plant Hospital. Born April 22, 1919 in Chicago, Illinois he was the son of August and Albertina Dullin Diesterheft. Richard moved to the area in 1995 from Arlington Heights, Illinois. He was a member of the Rotary Club, Republican Club and a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Largo. He is survived by his wife Helen Franke of St. Petersburg, son Richard R. Diesterheft, daughters Marilee Cederlund and Shirlee Jean Schneider, 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be 3pm Saturday May 10 at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 11220 Oakhurst Rd. Largo, Florida 33774. Visitation will be one hour prior at the church from 2-3:00pm.