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Diane Ava Simmen Huwaldt

November 23, 1947 — December 15, 2022

Winston-Salem, NC

 

Diane A. Huwaldt, 75, of Winston-Salem, NC (formerly of Granger, IN), passed away on Thursday, December 15, 2022, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC.  Diane was born in Marshalltown, IA on November 23, 1947, to the late Erma (Domke) and Robert Alexander Simmen, III.  She grew up in Plainfield and Lockport, IL where she graduated from Lockport Twp High School and Western Illinois University.  On August 16, 1969, Diane married Jim Huwaldt, who predeceased her.  She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Amanda and Chadworth Noonkester of Winston-Salem, NC; a brother, Robert Simmen, IV of Nashville, TN; two brothers-in-law, Richard Bryant of Houston, TX, and Harold (Janet) Huwaldt of Arroyo Grande, CA; nephew, Dave (Nancy) Huwaldt and their son Nick of Arroyo Grande, CA; as well as many wonderful cousins and their families.  She was preceded in death by a sister, Dinah Bryant, and niece, Dianne Huwaldt.

 

After a year and a half of marriage, Diane and Jim moved to IN when UNIROYAL transferred Jim.  Diane began working for the South Bend Library.  She was a librarian on the Bookmobile, while earning an MS Degree from Western Michigan University.  Later, she was a librarian at Francis Branch and Lasalle Branch.  In 1985, prior to the birth of their daughter, Diane retired.  Having a child after 16 years of marriage was a blessing beyond measure – what joy and adventures were had!  Diane enjoyed many years of volunteering at Prairie Vista, Schmucker and Penn HS; and being part of two long-standing bridge and euchre groups.  She served as a Sunday school and vacation Bible school teacher, youth group sponsor, Stephen Minister and Center for Hospice Care volunteer.  It was a great blessing to be a caregiver for her mother for six years, prior to her move to a memory care unit.  Diane loved books, art, music, history and the Bible.  She was a fan of the Chicago Cubs and Notre Dame football and basketball.  Diane was a woman of great faith who walked with God throughout her life, welcoming any opportunity to pray for and encourage others.

 

Diane's family extends heartfelt gratitude to the Forsyth Medical Center 5th floor team for their compassionate care.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.  Cremation will take place, and a private celebration of life service will be held at a later date.  Moody Funeral Services in Mount Airy, NC is serving the Huwaldt family. 

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