Born at Dover, November 4, 1944, she was a daughter of the late Lloyd R. and Helen Raber Stephan.
Diane grew up in Stone Creek, graduating from high school there in 1962. On October 17, 1964, she married her high school sweetheart, David Mizer, and together the couple have enjoyed the past 47 years of marriage.
Active in her community, Diane was a longtime member of the Salem Evans Creek Lutheran Church, serving as the church secretary and treasurer for many years, as well as serving as a member of the former Ladies Aid society of the church. She had formerly served as a 4-H advisor of the S & E Club, and was a member of the Bakersville Quest Club.
At home, she enjoyed relaxing on the weekends following the Ohio State Buckeyes, and watching the Cleveland Indians. Diane enjoyed traveling with her friends, especially taking cruises.
She’ll be remembered for her love of baking, and for the homemade chocolate candy and pecan pies she was known to turn out for friends and family alike.
Survivors, in addition to her husband David of the home, includes her son; Terry (wife, Pam) Mizer and their son Cameron Mizer, all of Stone Creek, and a daughter; Amy (husband, Leon) Yoder and their son Austin Yoder, all of Stone Creek.
A brother, Larry (wife, Lynn) Stephan of Dover, an aunt, Wilma Mizer of Dover, and an uncle and aunt Tony (wife, Norma) Raber of Strasburg, also survive. Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins complete the family.
Friends are invited to call Friday afternoon from 2-4 and from 7-9 in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia.
The Rev. William C. Haggis will officiate Diane’s funeral Saturday morning at 10:30 in Salem Evans Creek Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.Following the committal service, family and friends will gather for a reception in the Bakersville Park.
Those unable to attend are invited to share memories and condolences with the family by visiting the funeral home’s website.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salem Evans Creek Cemetery Association in care of 8645 Angel Valley Road, Stone Creek, Ohio 43840 or to Community Hospice of Tuscarawas County, 716 Commercial Avenue SW New Philadelphia OH 44663.