Schwan, Diane Gayle (Van Steenis) 1957-2012
SCHWAN, VAN STEENIS, DE JONG, MULDER, VERMEER
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Date: 3/24/2021 at 12:20:21
February 4, 2012
The 54 year journey of life for Diane Gayle Van Steenis began on March 22, 1957 at Oskaloosa, Iowa. Diane was raised by her loving parents, Merle W. and Pearl A. (De Jong) Van Steenis, on their farm north of Pella, Iowa. She graduated from Pella Public High School in Pella with the Class of 1975 and the University of South Dakota at Vermillion, South Dakota in 1979 with a B. S. Degree in Marketing. She made many friends at both institutions that were a true blessing to her during her short life, and particularly Robert Martin Schwan.
Diane and Bob were united in marriage on July 19, 1980 at Pella. They made their residence in Pella while Diane was involved in the food industry. Diane passed away on Saturday evening, February 4, 2012, in the Hospice of Pella Comfort House in Pella. Memories will live on forever in the hearts and minds of her husband, Robert Schwan, of Pella; her two older sisters, Sheryl Ann and her husband, Cliff Mulder of Pella, Susan Kay and her husband, Richard Vermeer, of Bettendorf, Iowa; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Alice Schwan of Aberdeen, South Dakota; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, John and Mary Schwan of San Antonio, Texas; and four nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Merle and Pearl Van Steenis.
Diane dearly loved her family and many friends and she will be missed by all. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at the Central College Chapel in Pella. Arrangements were handled by Van Dyk – Duven Funeral Home.
Published on February 17, 2012
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