Diana L. Fankhauser

May 30, 1943 - April 21, 2021
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Diana L. Fankhauser, 77, of Dundee, began her walk with Jesus on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.

Born in Burlington, Iowa, on May 30, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Floyd W. and Una (Clayson) Hucke and a 1961 graduate of Burlington High School. Diana had worked many jobs before she began her professional career w…

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Diana L. Fankhauser, 77, of Dundee, began her walk with Jesus on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.

Born in Burlington, Iowa, on May 30, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Floyd W. and Una (Clayson) Hucke and a 1961 graduate of Burlington High School. Diana had worked many jobs before she began her professional career with General Electric in the shipping department and retired at the age of 60 after 22 years with the company.

A member of the Dundee United Methodist Church at Dundee, Diana will always be remembered as a very strong and wise person who enjoyed riding with her husband, Greg, on their Harley Davidson and spending time with her family and friends. She loved baking Christmas cookies with her daughters and her granddaughters and just hanging out, watching her hummingbirds, while enjoying her favorite beverage.

She will be sadly missed by her husband of 35 years, Greg Fankhauser, whom she married on December 20, 1986; her daughters, Tammy (Jerry) Klein of Dundee, Kimberly J. (Terry) Pearson of Malvern, and Robert J. (Donna) Albert, II, of Bettendorf, Iowa; a brother, Ron (Peg) Hucke of Burlington, Iowa; her grandchildren that lovingly referred to her as Mamoo, Justin (Leigh) Klein, Tasha (Tony) Cole, Jonathan Grimm, Maria Grimm and Nicole (John) Allen and her great-grandson, Oliver Klein.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her first husband, Robert J. “Soapy” Albert.

Visitation will be held in the Geib Funeral Center at Dover on Sunday, April 25, 2021 from 1 to 4 PM. A funeral service celebrating Diana’s life will be held in the funeral home on Monday, April 26, 2021 at 11 AM with Pastors Dan Legg and Rick Burkhart officiating. Burial will follow in Dundee Cemetery.

The family requests that memorial contributions may be directed to either Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663; The Church of New Hope or Dundee United Methodist Church.

The family would finally like to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to her longtime caregivers, Kelly and Shari; the staff of Aultman Hospital, Mercy Medical Center and Hennis of Bolivar for their genuine care and concern.

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, April 25, 2021

Time: 1:00 pm

End Time: 4:00 pm

Geib Funeral Center at Dover

Address:

5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Service Information

Date: Monday, April 26, 2021

Time: 11:00 am

Geib Funeral Center at Dover

Address:

5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, April 26, 2021

Dundee Cemetery

Address:

Dundee Strasburg Rd. NW
Dundee, OH 44624

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Donation Information

Community Hospice

716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Church of New Hope

3374 Schneiders Crossing Rd. NW
Dover, OH 44622

Dundee United Methodist Church

6764 State Route 93 NW
Dundee, OH 44624

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Born: May 30, 1943
Died: April 21, 2021

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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Cathy Hattery posted on 4/30/21

So sad to learn of Diana's passing. We had so many crazy memories to together. Memories I will never forget. God Bless her and her wonderful family, Cathy Hattery

 

Cathy Hattery posted on 4/30/21

So sad to learn of Diana's passing. I had lots of wonderful times with her. So many that I will never forget. God Bless her and her equally wonderful family. Cathy Hattery

 

Charlotte and Willard Niesent Windsor, Colorado posted on 4/28/21

My deepest thoughts and prayers go out to Greg and family. I hope your sorrow and memories will let you know Diane's love is close by.. I saw you thru the long year of pain and sorrow. I came far to see you... I am so happy that you are now in a better place. Know that my heart will always be with you.. Our talks were so meaningful to both of us.. Being my best friend is not saying it all.. I thought the world of you. The family treated me with love thru all the times we talked and. Greg I'll be calling you and talking. until then go out and ride that bike and remember how she loved riding it with you..Just stay safe. Just be happy for her Greg..she loved you so very much. Willard and I will miss you so very much.

 

David Schweitzer posted on 4/28/21

My sincere condolence to Greg and family. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Joe and Karen McRobie posted on 4/26/21

We want to express our deepest sympathy for your loss. Sending prayers and comforting hugs.

 

Dan Crouse posted on 4/24/21

My condolences to Greg and family I’ll always remember the good times I had working with Diana at GE in the shipping department

 

Shirley Walters posted on 4/24/21

Tammy, Kim, Robbie, Your mother and I had many good chats. I always enjoyed her. Cherish the memories. May God give you peace and comfort now and in the days to come.

 

Ken and Debbie Sprowl posted on 4/23/21

So sorry for your loss.

 

Tom and Jean miller posted on 4/23/21

So sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers for Greg and the entire family

 

Dave and Melanie Archer posted on 4/22/21

We have lost a beautiful longtime friend....We had so many good times through Dover PD and when we saw Diana each time after that it was always a smile and catch up time...She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She loved her family with all that she had... Greg, Tammy, Kimmy, Rob and all of your family, you have our deepest sympathy in your great loss...We are so sorry she suffered but know she is at peace and pain free in Heaven. You are in our prayers for comfort now and in the coming days....

 

Kay an Dave Maurer posted on 4/22/21

Thinking of the family prayers for healing..peace and strength at this difficult time of the loss of a strong woman and a precious lady that touched so many lives ?including mine love you all and God Bless

 

Terry Burkhart posted on 4/22/21

So sorry to hear Greg and family. Prayers for you all. We lost Bruno in August, and just lost mom end of March. Sometimes I feel lost without them both, but I try to focus on memories.

 

Pamela Smith Kachermeyer posted on 4/22/21

Deepest sympathies to Greg. Tammy, Kim and Rob and your families. Diana is walking with our Lord. No more sickness or sorrow. I love you , friend.

 

Melanie Pope posted on 4/22/21

Greg, Tammy, Kim, Rob, & family, you all have my sincere condolences for your loss! I will always remember her sweetness! Beautiful soul inside & out in deed! May you find comfort at this difficult time.

 

The Patterson’s posted on 4/22/21

Sending our prayers and thoughts for your family.

 

Sharman sullivan posted on 4/22/21

For Greg...Connie Landis was kind enough to give me the saddest news of Diane’s passing. My heart goes out to you and her children. I remember many times of laughing with Diane, I remember how happy you both were when you found each other. I am so sorry for your profound loss Greg. Rest in the memories of happy days together. You will have those forever. With much love and sorrow, Sharman sullivan

 

Martha Fankhsuser posted on 4/22/21

The wonderful part is that Diana is with Jesus! We extend our sympathy to Greg and her family who will miss her dearly. She was always fun to chat with and it is so sad to let go of someone so special! Please know we care. Sincerely John and Marti

 

Dana Reardon posted on 4/22/21

I am so sorry for your families loss. I always enjoyed talking with Diana. She was such a sweet lady.

 

Mary Wolfe posted on 4/22/21

Kim,Tammy,Robbie and families. I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your lovely mom. She was a joy to be around even where I usually saw her. (Houglan/Desiato’s office) Prayers for peace and comfort.

 

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