Charles H. Diest Jr., 68, of Louisa, VA, formerly of Manns Choice and Inverness, FL, died May 4, 2021 at Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville, VA. Born Nov. 28, 1952 in Somerset, son of Charles Sr. and Dorothy (Wyand) Diest. Preceded in death by parents and brother Harry. Survived by his wife of 49 years the former Karen Stanczyk; daughter Sheila Reed; son Jason Diest and fiancée Kate Rehard; grandchildren: Nicholas, Kristi, Gabrielle, Nathan, Kristian, Kaitlyn, Kayden, and Kendall; great granddaughters: Avery and Aspen; mother-in-law Alice Mankie; and sisters: Eleanor Popovich, Carol Jean (Barry) Fogle, Dottie Robinson, Deborah Vanyo, and Barbara (Lynn) Schrock. He was a 1971 graduate of Berlin Brothersvalley High School and a Vietnam War Army Veteran. Member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Berlin, and a former member of Citrus American Italian Club. Family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Deaner Funeral Home, Berlin. Additional Viewing from 9 a.m. until service at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be live streamed at 10 a.m. on the Deaner Funeral Home Facebook Page. Masks and social distancing required. Rev. Dr. David A. Williams officiating. Interment Berlin I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Graveside Military Rites by the Berlin Veterans Home. Memorial contributions may be given to the American Heart Assoc. Arrangements entrusted to Deaner Funeral Home, Berlin. Condolences to the family may be offered at DeanerFuneralsAndCremations.com.