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“Chester, I'm saddened to hear of your wife's passing. I pray that the Lord wrap his loving arms around you and the rest of the family as you go...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Don Davis - Dayton, OH

“To my family ,so sorry for your loss and aunt Diane will truly be missed. We really wish we had seen you more often. She had such a beautiful smile...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Debra Strader - Dzyton, OH

“I am so sorry for your loss. Diane was a beautiful soul inside and out. It was a pleasure to know and work with her. Diane's family has my deepest...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Whitney Redden - Fort Wayne, IN

“Chet,Chad,Ashley and Katlin. Im So.Sorry For Your Loss. Diane Will Always be In Our Hearts. A Very Special Lady. A Special Guardian Angel. Stay...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Karen Hastings - New Haven, IN

“I'm sorry to see some childhood friends of mine lost their mother. I will keep them in my prayers and hope they keep her spirit alive forever. Peace...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Kurt Freudenstein - Marquette, MI

“I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies to Diane's family. Diane and I were friends and neighbors from Summit. She was a beautiful...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Barbara Wistocki Paturzo - IL

“Chet and Family,Please accept our deepest sympathy. We were saddened to hear that Diane had died, but her painful struggle has now ended. Through...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Maria & Dennis Merz - Justice, IL

“Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family, Ashley. I hope the wonderful memories you have of your sweet mom give you some comfort. ”
8 of 16 | Posted by: Erin Mills - Family Friend

“You will be so missed, Diane. Thank you for the love you always showed my boys. You were an amazing person and your memory will live on! Prayers to...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Kristin Hoersten - Fort Wayne

“Our love and prayers. There are no words to express our sympathy for your loss. We love all of you.Cyndie, Doug and Kathy ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: Cyndie Pergram - Forest View, IL

“Though it's been many years since we were all growing up in the Summit area, I remember Diane as a beautiful, sweet person. My deepest condolences to...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Donna Poljack Kurcz - IL

“She was beautiful! So many prayers of love and healing to you and your family, Ashley. ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: Lindsey Thiel - Friend

“Diane, your life was one of strength, hope and kindness. You will be missed, by all whose life you touched! Love to your whole family, Edward &...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Edward & Sharon Ostrowski - WI

“Sending love from Virginia. May the Lord let help you find peace❤.Another Angel flies high...Love, Sandra and the kids ”
14 of 16 | Posted by: Sandra Peacock Crowder - VA

“This beautiful woman, who touched everyone she knew. First time I met Diane while getting radiation- we connected and became friends. Loved to see...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Loretta Houston - Fort wayne, IN

“As you remember your beloved one, may our Father the God of peace give you comfort and peace in every way today, tomorrow, and always. Please accept...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

Diane F. Ward, 64, passed away Sunday, August 27, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Chicago, IL, Diane worked with Target for 25 years. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Surviving are her husband, Chet Ward of Fort Wayne; daughters, Ashley (Jeremy) Brickey, and Kaitlin Ward of Fort Wayne; son, Dr. Chad Ward of Iowa City, IA; 4 grandchildren, Madisyn, Austin, Chase, and Aliyah; brothers, Gerald (Kathleen) Rehr, Robert (Carol) Rehr, Keith (Cathleen) Rehr, Kenneth (Mary Jo) Rehr; sister, Judith (Dwaine Marcin) Rehr all of the Chicago area; and many nephews and nieces. Diane was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Frances Rehr. Mass of Christian Burial is 2:00 pm Friday, September 1, 2017 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 1502 E. Wallen Rd with calling one hour prior. Calling also Thursday, August 31, 2017 from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm & 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 E. Dupont Rd, with a Rosary service at 4:30 pm. Burial in Highland Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. To sign the online guest book, go to