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Diane Spicher

A Mass of Christian Burial for Diane Spicher, 82, of Kalona, will be held Monday, December 28, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Richmond with Father David Brownfield officiating.  Burial will follow at the Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery.  Visitation will be held Sunday, December 27 at the Peterseim Funeral Home in Kalona begining with a Rosary and Prayer Vigil at 3:00 pm. and going until 5:30 p.m.  The body will be cremated prior to visitation.  A memorial fund for the Breast Cancer Society has been established.  Diane Spicher died Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at the University of Iowa Hospital.

Diane Kay (Stumpf) Spicher was born January 6, 1933 in Richmond, IA, the daughter of Albert and Alice (Kos) Stumpf.  She attended Kalona High School and on  February 20, 1954 she was united in marriage to Raymond Spicher at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Richmond.  Diane was a lifelong member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and enjoyed painting, reading, gardening, cooking, baking, playing cards and spending time with her family.

Survivors include seven children: Dawn Spicher of Kalona, IA, Robin (Jerry) McLaughlin of Gaithersburg, MD, Valerie Spicher of Lawrence, KS, Cindy (Rick) Surly of Kalona, IA, Crystal (Jim) Freese of Riverside, IA, Andrew (Shelia) Spicher of Prior Lake, MN, Barry (Amy) Spicher of Iowa City, IA, 12 grandchildren: Katrina Surly, Jason McLaughlin, Adam Surly, Melissa McLaughlin, Amanda McLaughlin, Mark Surly, Kate Freese, Nick Spicher, Allie Spicher, Stone Spicher, Zach Spicher, Jade Spicher, seven great grandchildren: Petra, Claire, Wesley, Echo, Charlotte, Sabien and Owen, and seven siblings: Mary Ann Mellinger, Lola (Lee) Hogan, Pat Beranek, Barb (Sherwood) Strickler, Jean Westerbeck, Judy (Vere) Allen and Sally Hamilton.

Preceding Diane in death were her parents, her husband Raymond on December 1, 2010, and six siblings.

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Valerie, I am thinking of you. I am so sorry about your loss of your mom. Susan

Susan Younger Dec 29 2015 12:00 AM

Dear Valerie & Family:I was so sorry to hear of your mother's passing.May memories comfort you during this difficult time.My thoughts and prayers are with you. Julie Lowrance KUAA

Julie Lowrance Dec 28 2015 12:00 AM

GARDEN PATH was sent by Randy .We are thinking of you and your family... Love Randy & Chris Dicus

Randy Dicus Dec 26 2015 12:00 AM

MONET'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by Boelter, Bruha, and Petron families..To Andy, Shelia, Allie and Zach We are thinking of you during this difficult time. Our warmest condolences, From the Boelter, Bruha, and Petron families.

Dinah Boelter Dec 24 2015 12:00 AM

Diane Spicher and her family provided a welcome and welcoming home away from home (and a terrific wife) to a wandering Californian in the 70s. My family and I are most grateful.

Gerald McLaughlin Dec 24 2015 12:00 AM

To Valerie and Dawn, please know I send sympathy to you in the loss of your mom.I spent some happy hours in your busy little house, first when I would walk across the road in Joetown as a little girl visiting my grandparents, and then as a teen friend of Val.Your mom was always welcoming, and I admired the skills she employed to take care of all of you!I know you will miss her so much.

Maggie Eash Keyser Dec 24 2015 12:00 AM

Hi Cindy and Dawn, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. You are all in our prayers during this Christmas season. I know it is so hard for us here on earth but so joyous for your momto celebrate the birth of Jesus this year in Heaven. Bill and Lori

Bill and Lori Minor Dec 23 2015 12:00 AM