Former Judge Loses Battle With ALS

Libby and Steve Deiter (Courtesy: Eunice (La.) Today)
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(WIBW) - The former magistrate judge of the state's 22nd District Court has died.

Steve Deiter passed away Sunday.

He stepped down with two years remaining in his term in June as he battled ALS. His wife, former Shawnee County Elections Commissioner Elizabeth Ensley-Deiter..was appointed to replace him.

His funeral will be held at 10:30 am Thursday at North Ridge Church in Sabetha.

The Shawnee County Commission meeting scheduled for Thursday has been cancelled so county staff and officials who wish to attend the services may do so.