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In Memory

Diane Crook (Hendrickson)

Diane Crook (Hendrickson)

Dianne K. Hendrickson

1943 - 2017

Dianne K. Hendrickson, 73, of Fairborn, Ohio, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017, at home surrounded by her family. 

She was born July 10, 1943, in Viroqua, Wis., the daughter of the late Faye F. and Helen M. (Hanson) Crook. Dianne was a stay at home mom for many years; then self-employed with Welcome Wagon and followed with employment at Friendly's Restaurant. She went on to study accounting, obtain her real estate license, and earned a master's degree in nursing. Dianne was then employed with Community and Southview hospitals and followed as a nursing instructor at Fortis College. She was a member of Abiding Christ Lutheran Church in Fairborn. 

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years, James; and brother, Robert Crook. 

Survivors include her daughter, Jennifer Phelps; son, Jeffrey James Hendrickson; grandchildren, Christopher Phelps (fiancé, Emily Schindler), Kyle (Emily) Phelps, Kody Phelps, Taylor Hendrickson, Ryan Hendrickson, Madison Hendrickson; nieces, Sue Crook, Linda Johnson, Laura Orcutt and their families; and the "Bad Girls", Kallie and Kassie; former son-in-law, Craig Phelps; and former daughter-in-law, Heidi Hendrickson. 

Dianne's great joy in life was her love for her children and grandchildren. 
 

 
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05/30/17 12:11 PM #10    

Michael Conklin

What a sad happening...Diane was one the great ones.  My deepest sympathy to her family, I hope they can understand how much we all appreciated her...and her contributions to her class mates and friends.  Virginia & I both pray she Rest In Peace.


05/30/17 07:08 PM #11    

Suzette Arnoldini (Englund)

I think everyone in our class knew Diane,  She was such a fireball.  So outgoing, friendly, smart, and it was no surprise to read about all the many accomplisments she had in her life.  She was a positive presence whereever she went and a gift to our class.  My condolences to her family and many friends.  


05/31/17 07:52 PM #12    

Cheryl Tinnell (Schmidt)

It is very sad that we have lost such a wonderful person. Diane was always a role model. Condolences to her family.


05/31/17 08:56 PM #13    

Dianne Horvat (Neu)

I am so sad to learn of Diane's passing; such a wonderful person.  She and I had a few classes together during high school, and she always inspired everyone to study harder and learn more.  God bless her family at this very difficult time.


06/01/17 12:17 PM #14    

Priscilla (Peppy) Crow (O'Neill)

How sad to learn of Diane's loss.  She was so vibrant, kind and a natural leader...not to mention great fun.  She will be dearly missed.  My deep condolences to her family.


06/01/17 04:50 PM #15    

Paul Haubrich

I got to know Diane during our Senior Year, our paths crossed many times.  During the last week of school she asked me to meet her outside Ms. Brown's classroom just before homeroom.  When I arrived she asked me stand with her in the doorway to the classroom and then said, "Give me a big kiss" which I happily agreed to.  This of course had Ms. Brown go to the phone, call the office and send us to Mr. Stocker's office. This seem to bring great joy to Diane's face.  I asked Diane what this was all about and she said, " I just wanted to get in Ms.Brown's face one last time".  When we got to Mr. Stocker's office he was waiting for us, took one look at us and said  " get out and you better not come back ", with a smile.  Diane and I just laughed, it was the last week of school and we all were checking out.

Diane was a funny and wonderful person whose humor and insights were very good.  I will miss her, but the memories persist.


06/01/17 04:50 PM #16    

Paul Haubrich

I got to know Diane during our Senior Year, our paths crossed many times.  During the last week of school she asked me to meet her outside Ms. Brown's classroom just before homeroom.  When I arrived she asked me stand with her in the doorway to the classroom and then said, "Give me a big kiss" which I happily agreed to.  This of course had Ms. Brown go to the phone, call the office and send us to Mr. Stocker's office. This seem to bring great joy to Diane's face.  I asked Diane what this was all about and she said, " I just wanted to get in Ms.Brown's face one last time".  When we got to Mr. Stocker's office he was waiting for us, took one look at us and said  " get out and you better not come back ", with a smile.  Diane and I just laughed, it was the last week of school and we all were checking out.

Diane was a funny and wonderful person whose humor and insights were very good.  I will miss her, but the memories persist.


06/05/17 03:40 PM #17    

Georgia Gauss (Lindow)

​So ssorry to hear of Diane's passing she was so nice in school always a smile, may she rest in peace.


06/05/17 05:19 PM #18    

Kathleen (Kitty) Wells (Virmani)

In my mind Diane was a very special person.  Voices are hard to remember, but I remember Diane's voice as she assigned tasks to each yearbook helper.  I SO admired her efficiency and ability to make sure all the work got done on time.  She was the kind of person people took pleasure in following.    I remember her ready smile and laugh and her sense of humor when things did not go as planned.  Her leadership made working on Spy fun and a learning experience and we were all so proud of the book when it came out.  I'm happy to know she worked as a nurse because her kindness and upbeat optimism would be just what I would want in a nurse.  Glad to know she had children and grandchildren to light up her life.  I also remember her as Homecoming Float Chairwoman and how good she was at keeping everyone on task.  Yes, a very special person was Diane Crook and I know she will be missed by all her classmates who had the good fortune to know her. 


06/06/17 11:23 AM #19    

Betty Huettner (Braden)

I remember Diane's warm smile and positive demeanor.  She made me feel good just being around her.

Rest in peace, Diane. You were a special person.


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