Diane (Curtis) Reth

Born: Wed., Nov. 15, 1961
Died: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018


2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sat., Jan. 27, 2018
Location: Sunnyside Presbyterian

Memorial Service

1:00 PM Sun., Jan. 28, 2018
Location: Sunnyside Presbyterian

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 Diane Curtis Reth

Nov. 15, 1961 - Jan. 18, 2018

SOUTH BEND - Diane Reth, 56, passed away peacefully on January 18, at Elkhart Hospice House. Diane was escorted to the doorway of Heaven while surrounded by loved ones who shared scripture, songs, readings, and prayer.

Born in Saginaw, Michigan, Diane was raised in Niles, Michigan, and later in South Bend, Indiana. She graduated from John Adams High School in 1979 and went on to receive a certificate from Southeastern Academy, Kissimmee, Florida, to become a travel agent. Diane married the love of her life, Richard, in 1984. Over the years, she was employed at several companies, which included L.S. Ayres, Mishawaka, Green Tree Acceptance, St. Paul, MN, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Minneapolis, MN, YMCA of South Bend, Martin's Supermarkets (#11), South Bend, Renegade KIBBI LLC, Bristol, EPS, South Bend, and First United Methodist Church, South Bend.

Diane took joy in decorating for the holidays throughout the year, planning family events, completing jigsaw puzzles, and providing support of all kinds to the members of her family. In her younger years, she enjoyed the horses at Camp Eberhart. Diane could always be found down at the horse barn during her summers at camp. Her greatest delight was raising her two children and supporting them in all manner of church and school activities.

Diane is survived by her husband of nearly 35 years, Richard; a daughter, Emily Reth; and a son, Nick Reth. Lillian “Ginny” Curtis, her mother, a sister, Robin Hart (Brian), and a sister, Kim Kremer (Michael) survive, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews from her extended family. Diane is preceded in death by her father, Lyman “Curt” Curtis, and grandparents, Michael and Corinne (Krup) Botma, and Ruth Curtis (Albee) and Winston Curtis.

Friends and family may call on Saturday, January 27, 2-6 pm, for visitation and Memorial Service on Sunday, January 28 at 1 pm, both held at Sunnyside Presbyterian Church, 115 South Francis Street, South Bend. In lieu of flowers, donations are asked to be made to Sunnyside Presbyterian Church. Family and friends may leave email condolences at www.welsheimer.com.

Charitable donations may be made in Diane's memory to the following organization:

Sunnyside Presbyterian Church
115 S. Frances St. South Bend, IN, 46617

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Kathy Sosinski
   Posted Mon January 22, 2018
Rich & children,
I am so sorry for the loss of your dear wife & mom. I will keep her in my prayers.
God Bless. Gary & Kathy Sosinski

Rod & Karen Parker
   Posted Mon January 22, 2018
We send prayers for Rich, the children and Diane's extended family for healing, and strength. We will miss Diane so much.

H Eubanks
   Posted Thu January 25, 2018
Today, I learned that your family is mourning the loss of your beloved Diane. Please accept my condolences and be assured that almighty God is certainly aware of your painful feelings. May God comfort and sustain you to get through this day and others to come (Isa 41:13). Wishing your family all the best at this most difficult period.