- November 22, 1956 - April 20, 2012
- Oskaloosa, Iowa
of Diane's Passing
Fellowship Bible Church
OHS Special Olympics
Oskaloosa, IA 52577
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“I was saddened to learn of Diane's passing...a mutual friend, Mark Jepson, let me know. My sincere condolences to Mike and the family. Diane was...Read More »
1 of 43 | Posted by: Mike Hartley - Iowa City, IA
“Dear Jim and Carol and members of Diane's family, offering you my sympathy at the loss of your sister and sister-in-law. Know you are in my prayers...Read More »
2 of 43 | Posted by: Dianne McDermott - Epworth, IA
“Dear Mike, Jessica, Jamie, and Megan,
My family and I express our deepest sympathies at your great loss. What a blessing Diane was to so many....Read More »
3 of 43 | Posted by: Jennifer (Van Weelden) Baham - CA
“Dear Lynda and family; my sincere sympathy for your loss. These days and those to come will be difficult as you feel your loss but they will also be...Read More »
4 of 43 | Posted by: Sr Vikki Slickers - IA
“Lynda and family, Please know that you are in my heart and prayers. Lynda, please know I'm always here for you. I give good Mrs. Bonnie hugs.
5 of 43 | Posted by: Bonnie Gilchrist - Urbandale, IA
“Dear Mike and Girls, my heart is so sad for your loss, Diane was a Beautiful person inside and out, I hope you find strength in God. Lori Oaks
6 of 43 | Posted by: Lori Oaks - Oskaloosa, IA
“Dear Mike, Jessica, Jamie, Meagan,and extended family,
My heart is heavy to hear the passing of this beautiful woman, wife, mother, and...Read More »
7 of 43 | Posted by: Cynthia Brennecke - Jacksonville, FL
“Dear JoAnn and family
I am saddened by Diane's passing. My heart and prayers are with all of the family. Joann Young
8 of 43 | Posted by: Joann Young - Fairfax, IA
“Dear Joann & Family,
My heart was saddened when I heard the news about Diane. She was a Beautiful & Lovely young Lady. God took Diane home, ...Read More »
9 of 43 | Posted by: Donna Netolicky Murphy - IA
“Mike, Megan, Jessica , Jamie and extended family,
I have prayed for you all throughout Diane's journey Home. I will continue to pray that the God of...Read More »
10 of 43 | Posted by: Chris (Hurst) Edgington - KS
“Truly an angel has been lifted up to the heavens. Diane truly was one of Gods most kind and loving persons ever created. We had great times...Read More »
11 of 43 | Posted by: Pam Lenz
I am so, so sorry for the loss of your dear wife. You are truly in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.
Cindy ...Read More »
12 of 43 | Posted by: Cynthia (Swaney) Lane - TX
“We are thinking and praying for your whole family during this time. Diane was an amazing person. I will always remember the summers we spent with...Read More »
13 of 43 | Posted by: Rebecca Rozenboom - Bussey, IA
“SO SRY TO HEAR ABOUT UR LOSS MIKE SHE WAS A WONDERFUL TEACHER SHE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED..........DANIEL ALLISON
14 of 43 | Posted by: daniel allison - oskaloosa, IA
“Mike and Family,
Thinking of you and your family at this very diffucult time. Just know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. You have...Read More »
15 of 43 | Posted by: Kathleen and Jerry Rempe - IA
“I have several fond memories of, you, Diane. I love the way you would say, "Michael!" with loving feign exasperation whenever Mike would come up...Read More »
16 of 43 | Posted by: Shannon Johnson - Oskaloosa, IA
“Mike and family, So sorry to hear of Diane's passing, she always had a smile when I would come to your office for help. Cindy and I will pray for you...Read More »
17 of 43 | Posted by: Fred Ver Schuure - Oskaloosa, IA
“I've know Mike and Diane since their days at the University of Iowa. I have never known a more caring and loving person than Mike and Diane shared...Read More »
18 of 43 | Posted by: Donald Fluker - Lakeville, MN
I am so sorry for your loss. Diane will always be remembered with a smile on her face. She was an amazing woman. My prayers and...Read More »
19 of 43 | Posted by: Marcy Mabee - Oskaloosa, IA
“Mike and family! I am so sad to hear about Diane. She was a truly wonderful lady. I never ever saw her without a smile on her face. We will miss her...Read More »
20 of 43 | Posted by: Darrell Rust - beacon, IA
“I have had the privilege of teaching two young ladies who were members of Diane's Sunday school class at Fellowship Bible. They kept us current on...Read More »
21 of 43 | Posted by: Deb Fash - Oskaloosa, IA
“Diane was one of the kindest most loving people I've ever met. Her love of God, family, & friends was evident in all she did. I feel blessed to...Read More »
22 of 43 | Posted by: Barb Goodyk - Oskaloosa, IA
“My thoughts and prayers are with your families at your loss of a special woman.
Peace to you,
23 of 43 | Posted by: Sue Kimball - Indianola, IA
So sorry to hear about you're loss.
Our deepest condolences to you and family.
We will keep you all in our prayers.
Mike &...Read More »
24 of 43 | Posted by: Mike & Mary Vogt - Oskaloosa, IA
“I got the pleasure of hearing her speak at a breast cancer benefit. What a strong brave lady. My heart breaks for her family , she will be missed.
25 of 43 | Posted by: Ronda Almond - Oskaloosa, IA
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. We remeber Diane's beautiful smile and warm spirit. While she is praising her...Read More »
26 of 43 | Posted by: Terry and Monique Stam - VA
“Dear Mike, and family,
We are so sorry to hear about Diane. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God...Read More »
27 of 43 | Posted by: Cheryl Jansen - Tyler, TX
I am so sorry for your loss. Diane was a wonderful person, always had a smile, and I never heard her say a bad thing about anyone. It was...Read More »
28 of 43 | Posted by: Geoffrey Grubb - Clive, IA
“So sorry for your loss Mike. Terry and I have been praying all along for Diane and your family. We will continue to do so as you go through this...Read More »
29 of 43 | Posted by: Peggy Dykstra - Marshalltown, IA
“Mike and family,
We are so praying for you and your family right now. Diane was such a Blessing to everyone that knew her. Her wonderful smile...Read More »
30 of 43 | Posted by: Darcy Crile - Oskaloosa, IA
“Diane's love for the Lord was so evident. She loved working at the Oskaloosa High School and with Special Olympics. What wonderful memories. You...Read More »
31 of 43 | Posted by: Karann Sampsel - Oskaloosa, IA
“Mike & Family,
May these few words express our sincere sympathy to you and your entire families. Our prayers are with you all.
Gordon & Dee Lee
32 of 43 | Posted by: Gordon & Dee Lee - Chandler, AZ
“Diane you will be so missed. You are our mentor in our lives. You are such a strong and special godly woman. My heart goes out to your family in...Read More »
33 of 43 | Posted by: Patty Busse - Oskaloosa
“SORRY MIKE TO HEAR ABOUT DAINE DIDNT KNOW SHE WAS SICK PRAYERS R WITH U FROM US
34 of 43 | Posted by: debbie fowler - beaCON, IA
“My love and prayers are with your family as you go through this new season of your life. Diane will always be remembered as child of God who was a...Read More »
35 of 43 | Posted by: Kathy Larsen - Oskaloosa, IA
“She was a lovely lady and a true gift to the students and staff that she worked with. Your family is in our prayers at this difficult time.
36 of 43 | Posted by: Deb and Darrell Schumacher - IA
“To Mike and your entire family,
Diane was a special person who was loved by so many special people. May your best memories help you through your...Read More »
37 of 43 | Posted by: Lynn Norton Hodgeman - New Sharon, IA
“HER SMILE, WOULD ALWAYS BRING A SMILE TO YOU NO MATTER HOW YOUR DAY WAS GOING, AFTER YOU SAW HER THE DAY GOT BRIGHTER, AND YOUR TROUBLES SEEMED...Read More »
38 of 43 | Posted by: RANDY MCKEE - oskaloosa, HI
“Every single day that I saw Diane, she had a smile on her face. She was so kind, always, and I am thankful to have worked with her. Thoughts and...Read More »
39 of 43 | Posted by: Amy McDougall - Oskaloosa, IA
“Diane was a beautiful lady inside and out. Whenever I would see her she would always have a smile on her face. I am sure this was very hard to do...Read More »
40 of 43 | Posted by: Julie Stone - Oskaloosa, IA
“Mike and family. So sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.
41 of 43 | Posted by: Paul Falck - Oskaloosa, IA
“Everyone should be so BLESSED in life to know this family. Diane's strong faith during this time in her life shined throughout everyone that knew her...Read More »
42 of 43 | Posted by: Bryan Angie and Zachary Noel - IA
“Mike, Megan, Jamie, and Jesscia,
Our prayers goes out to you during this time of Diane's going home to her Savior and Lord. I know my dad must be...Read More »
43 of 43 | Posted by: Connie Wright - Oskaloosa, IA
Oskaloosa. Diane Marie Broerman, 55, of Oskaloosa passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, at her home near Oskaloosa, on Friday, April 20, 2012. Diane's life began in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on November 22, 1956, the daughter of Howard and JoAnn Wray Mottet. She graduated from the Oskaloosa High School with the class of 1975; she furthered her education at the University of Iowa. It was while attending the University of Iowa she met her future husband Michael Broerman. Diane and Mike were united in marriage on December 30, 1978, in Dyersville, Iowa. They moved back to Oskaloosa where they raised their three daughters, Jessica, Jamie and Megan. Early on, Diane worked as an x-ray technician. After her daughters graduated, she worked with Mike as a bookkeeper at McCoy, Faulkner and Broerman Law Firm in Oskaloosa and as an associate in Mrs. DeRonde's life skills room at Oskaloosa Senior High School until 2009. Diane truly delighted in spending time with her family; she enjoyed her time at home while raising their three daughters. When she and Mike became grandparents, she found a new level of joy as the pitter patter of six (soon to be eight) grandchildren began to be heard around the house. She was an active member of Fellowship Bible Church in Oskaloosa. Her spiritual faith and church family gave her comfort in every phase of her life.
Her family includes her husband, Michael Broerman of Oskaloosa; three daughters and their husbands, Jessica and Mike Fross, Jamie and Ryan Klyn, and Megan and Derrick Simms, all of Oskaloosa; six grandchildren, Heath, Eleanor, Calvin, and Greta Fross, and Rylee and Maddison Klyn; her mother, JoAnn Mottet of Chandler, Arizona; four sisters, Carol (& Jim) Demmer of Asbury, Iowa, Sheryl (& Frank) Roche of Berwyn, Pennsylvania, Lynda (& Steve) McLuen of Norwalk, and Karen (& Ken) Shields of Castle Rock, Colorado; two brothers, Mike (& Nancy) Mottet of Victorville, California and David (& Tami) Mottet of Sycamore, Illinois; her father and mother in law, Roger and Shirley Broerman of Oskaloosa; brothers and sister-in-law, Greg (& Debbie) Broerman of Kenosha, Wisconsin, LeeAnn (& Tom) Christy of Salina, Kansas and David (& Ann) Broerman of Oskaloosa, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father.
A celebration of Diane's life will be held Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Bible Church in Oskaloosa with Reverend Rodney DeRonde officiating. Private family interment will be held prior to the life celebration. The Bates Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Open visitation will be on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Bates Funeral Chapel. Visitation will re-open at the Fellowship Bible Church in Oskaloosa after 3:30 p.m. and the family will be at the church from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday evening to greet friends and relatives. Memorials may be made to Fellowship Bible Church or OHS Special Olympics.