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“Dear Dave, we were not able to spend time with you at the time when Diane was welcomed into heaven. Now that a few weeks have passed, we are...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Annie Samra-Theurer - Hoagland, IN

“Sad to hear of Diane's passing. I'm the sister of Sue Bryan and we always enjoyed the laughter of Diane when we would cross paths at the Bryan's,...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: Stan & Carolyn Fisher

“My mother has been friends with Diane and Dave for over 40 years and I just always remember Diane being so happy and always having a beautiful smile...Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: Angela Scatena - Fort Wayne, IN

“Dave: I have great memories of Diane through our Metro days at various functions over the years and at Aboite Lutheran Church for several years!...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: David Friedrich - Fort Wayne, IN

“Ah my spicy, kind, red headed friend who always made the best of things no matter what the situation! I can hear her voice as if she is right here...Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: Marcia Hart - Ft. Wayne, IN

“We were very sad to hear of Diane's passing. She was a fun loving person and had a great personality. She will be missed by many, and Dave you are...Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: Neal and Margaret McKeeman - NC

“Always remember how nice Diane was to everyone. We could all learn from her. ”
7 of 21 | Posted by: Roger Listenberger - Crossville, TN

“Diane was a one in a million type friend and person. She so enjoyed her life and was lucky to find Dave to share it with for many years. She had a...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: Joane Pauwels - The Villages, FL

“Diane was a lovely caring person. When I married Ron, she was very genuine in welcoming me to the WALDROP family. We will miss her, but heaven is...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: Julianne and Ron Waldrop - York, SC

“Our deepest sympathies. Diane was always a delight!Sandy Strawbridge Latchem-Perrysburg,OHChip Strawbridge-Fort Wayne, IN ”
10 of 21 | Posted by: Sandy Strawbridge Latchem - OH

“You have my deepest sympathy, Dave. My heart goes out to you. Diane was a friend to all and will be missed by many. I'm thankful that you have the...Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: Kris Evans Hood - Fort Wayne, IN

“Dave, You have my deepest sympathy. We know Diane is in God's arms but it is very sad for you at this time. Please know that I am praying for you. ”
12 of 21 | Posted by: Ruth Sovine - Ft. Wayne, IN

“So sorry for your lost . Remember all the fun we had at Nebraska? While our parents were knee-deep in PTA. ”
13 of 21 | Posted by: Carolyn Suarez(Rose) - fort wayne, IN

“My Deepest Sympathty to you and your family! Diane was truly a great person and will be missed! It has been a very long time since I had seen her...Read More »
14 of 21 | Posted by: A friend

“We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you , at this difficult time. ”
15 of 21 | Posted by: Jim and Jeanine Brown - CO

“Dear Dave, I am so sorry for your loss dear friend. God blessed you and Diane with many many years together.She was a very special person, with a...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: Kathy Scatena - Fort Wayne, IN

“I am deeply saddened by the loss of Diane. Dave and Diane were an item for the entire time that I had the pleasure of knowing them. I have no doubt...Read More »
17 of 21 | Posted by: Jim Blain - Taylor, TX

“I can no longer see you with my eyes touch you with my hands, but I will feel you in my heart forever. ”
18 of 21 | Posted by: LeRoy & Kathy Samra - FL - Family

“Dear DavidI am so sorry for your loss. I didn't know Diane very well but she was a special person. You were fortunate to have her in your life and...Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: Dorothy Strauss - The Villages, FL

“Someone once said that cousins are our first friends, Diane was and will always be my dearest friend. We grew up together and we shared so many good...Read More »
20 of 21 | Posted by: Gordon Samra - Fort Wayne, IN

“David - so sorry for your loss. Diane was a special and dear friend to our family, especially to Mom (Sue Bryan). We will miss her deeply. May God...Read More »
21 of 21 | Posted by: Shelia (Bryan) Marley - Leo, IN


Diane Kaye (Pelz) Waldrop, 73, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Diane was gifted to this world by her Lord on December 26, 1943. She lived out her faithful service among the people of God at Southwest Lutheran and St. Michael Lutheran churches. The Lord strengthened her trust in His promise through Bible Study fellowship and her service in various small groups and ministries. For 52 years her love for others was lived out in her ministry as a hairstylist. Many people have learned of God's love through her compassion, empathy and listening. Her caring and fun loving heart was experienced by parents, siblings, nephews, nieces, friends and her husband. Her willingness to serve will leave a powerful impact on the mission of Jesus Christ in this community. Throughout her dementia journey, she continued to uplift and bless others through her smiles, laughter, and endearing demeanor. She was a lifelong Fort Wayne Resident, graduating from Elmhurst High School and Ravenscroft Beauty College. She is survived by her husband of 53 years David J. Waldrop; her twin brother, David W. (Carolyn) Pelz, brother Jeffrey D. (Valerie) Pelz, sister Brenda J. (Danny) Jackson, six nephews and four nieces. She was preceded in death by her father and mother Wayne E. and Virginia R. (Smith) Pelz, sister Nuralon (Jack) Sprouls and brother Douglas S (Stacy) Pelz. Service is 11 am, Saturday, September 30, 2017 at St. Michael Lutheran Church, 2131 Getz Road, with calling one hour prior, Pastor David Maki officiating. Calling at D.O. McComb and Son Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Road on Friday, September 29, 2017, from 2 pm to 4 pm and 6 pm to 8 pm. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana Chapter, PO Box 96011 Washington, DC 20090 or A Hope Crisis Pregnancy Center, 3630 Hobson Road Fort Wayne, Indiana 46815.