Diane Wogahn, age 56, of Storm Lake, died Feb. 12, 2011 at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at the Grace Lutheran Church in Storm Lake. Burial will be in the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.
Diane Lynda was born Dec. 6, 1954 to Herb and Ruth Evans at Andrews AFB in Washington, D.C. She was baptized Jan. 2, 1955 by Chaplain Martin Pack at Andrews AFB Chapel and later confirmed on April 20, 1975 at Grace Lutheran Church in Storm Lake by Pastor Robert Bailey. Diane was adopted by Paul Wogahn in 1975.
Diane graduated from the Storm Lake Special Education Class in 1971. For three years she attended the Buena Vista County Activity Center. In 1973 the Red Barn Work Activity Center was developed, which she attended. In 1984, the Lutheran Family Service Group Home was built and she became the second resident. Diane continued to live there until it closed in 2003. She then moved to the Genesis Development duplex on Violet Lane in Storm Lake. She has been employed by the Buena Vista Work Activity Center and Genesis Development Center since 1973. Diane became a resident of Good Samaritan Center in Newell, Iowa on Sept. 18, 2007.
Those left to cherish in Diane's memory include her mother, Ruth; sisters: Karen (Robert) Becker of Kingston, Wash.; and Kim (Kent) Wood of Pocahontas; step-sister, Jan (Bob) Ketchum of Algona; step-brother, Jim (Ruth) Wogahn of Seward, Neb.; nine nephews; two nieces; great nephews; great nieces; extended family and many friends.
Diane was preceded in death by her adoptive father, Paul Wogahn; grandparents: Richard and Anna Lammers; and Doretta Wogahn; Uncle and Aunt Richard and Herta Lammers.