Birth: January 19, 1931, Oskaloosa. Parents: Garret J. and Jozena DeGeus Dieleman. Education: Pella Christian High School, 1949; B.A., Calvin College, 1959; M.A., political science, University of Iowa, 1966; post graduate work, University of South Dakota, 1972. Military service: Iowa National Guard, 1951-1953; Korean Conflict, 1953-1955; Army Reserves, 6 years. Spouse: Emily J. Langstraat, 1951. Children: 2 daughters: Cynthia and Kristen; 1 son: Wendell. Grandchildren: 2. Activities: Owner and publisher of Diamond Trail News, Sully. Pella city council member, 5 years. Member and elder: Calvary Christian Reformed Church, Pella. High school teacher, 15 years. Past board member of Christian Schools International, 6 years. Member: Iowa Press Association, National Newspaper Association, Iowa Historical Society, Pella Historical Society, Jasper County Farm Bureau, and People to People International-Oskiowa chapter. Served 4 terms in the Iowa House. Term: Third.