Diane Dreckman, 58, of Le Mars, died suddenly Sunday, April 10, 2005, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars from complications associated with muscular dystrophy.
Diane Jean Thompson was born Sept. 27, 1946, in Sioux City, the daughter of Daniel and Jean (Beck) Thompson. She was raised in Hinton and graduated from Hinton Community High School in 1964. She continued her education at NBT College in Sioux City and later worked as a legal secretary for several law offices in Sioux City.
On July 10, 1970, Diane was united in marriage to Dennis Pottorff in Elk Point, S.D. Dennis died in a trucking accident in February 1972. Diane later married Dennis Dreckman in Sergeant Bluff on Oct. 14, 1972.
Diane enjoyed playing cards, bingo, and Scrabble. She loved spending time with her children and later her grandchildren. She was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy over 20 years ago. During her illness, Diane was always able to keep a positive outlook and remained the devoted mother and grandmother.
Survivors include her husband of 32 years, Dennis of Le Mars; two sons, Wesley Pottorff of Le Mars and Corey and his wife, Dana Dreckman of Jacksonville, Fla.; a daughter, Angie Schilmoeller and her husband, Bill of Le Mars; four grandchildren, Kelsey, Riley, Kennedy, and Maggie Schilmoeller; her mother, Jean Thompson of Le Mars; a brother and sister-in-law, Wade and Betty Thompson of Le Mars; a sister-in-law, Diann and her husband, Ken Kolker of Le Mars; a brother-in-law, Jerry Dreckman and his wife, Mary of Salisbury, Md.; 10 nieces and nephews; and many friends.
Diane was preceded in death by her father, Daniel Thompson, and her husband, Dennis Pottorff.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with the Rev. Larry Fett of Grace Lutheran Church officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Cemetery, Le Mars. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. today (Tuesday) at the Carlsen Funeral Home, with the family present after 5:30 p.m. to greet friends followed by a 6:30 p.m. prayer service. Visitation will continue from 9 a.m. until service time Wednesday morning at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Josh Thompson, Rick Schroeder, Mark Lanning, Brian Ferguson, Scott Mason, and Dave Schilmoeller.
Condolences may be viewed at the Web site: www.carlsenfuneralhome.com