Diane Osmer

September 18, 2013

Osmer, Diane Obituary

Diane Osmer, 63, of Midland, died Wednesday, September 18th at home surrounded by family. Diagnosed with breast cancer nineteen years ago, Diane courageously fought the “big C” by all means possible, never complaining and always keeping her sense of humor. She delighted in living to see her daughters graduate from high school and beyond, and she relished her recent role as grandmother.

Diane was born August 29, 1950 in Flint, Michigan. She graduated from St. Paul High School in Owosso, Michigan in 1968. In 1969 she married Keith Osmer and they enjoyed nearly 44 years of marriage together. Diane worked in banking and later as an office administrator for Adventure Golf Management of Midland. But her proudest achievement was staying home to raise her daughters.

Diane touched many lives and will be remembered for her huge and generous heart. Before her recent disabilities, Diane loved taking energetic evening walks, traveling to northern Michigan, and entertaining friends and family (and was usually the first to lead a conga line). Always stylish, she never missed a good post-thanksgiving day sale.

Diane is survived by her husband Keith; daughters Sarah (Chris) DiMattina and Carrie Osmer; siblings Rosie Carmody, Tom Drabek, Linda Michailo, Jerry Walker, Denny Walker, Dave Walker, Carol Moggo, Mary McCormick, and Ann Walker; granddaughter Zoey DiMattina; and many beloved nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Elizabeth “Betty” Walker, George Walker, and Rosemary Walker; and siblings Kathleen Beauchamp and Bob Drabek.

A Liturgy service will take place 11 a.m. Monday, September 23, 2013 from the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Fr. Kevin Maksym will officiate with interment to take place in St. Paul Catholic Cemetery in Owosso.

Diane’s family will receive friends from the Ware Smith Woolever Funeral Home on Sunday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. and at the church on Monday morning from 10 a.m. until time of the Liturgy. A time of sharing will take place 7 p.m. Sunday evening from the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to MidMichigan Home Care (palliative and hospice care), Disability Network of Mid-Michigan, or Heifer International.

read more




Day:
Time:

What:
Venue:

Where:
September 22, 2013
2-4 & 6-8 p.m.

Visitation I
Ware Smith Woolever

1200 West Wheeler
Midland, MI 48642
Get Driving Directions

Day:
Time:

What:
Venue:

Where:
September 23, 2013
10-11 a.m.

Visitation II
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church

3109 Swede Ave
Midland, MI 48642
Get Driving Directions

Day:
Time:

What:
Venue:

Where:
September 23, 2013
11 a.m.

Liturgy Service
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church

3109 Swede Ave
Midland, MI 48642
Get Driving Directions

Day:

What:
Venue:

Where:
September 23, 2013

Interment
St. Paul Catholic Cemetery

Owosso, MI


Share this Obituary: