“..and they can no longer die; for they are like angels. They are God’s children…” – Luke 20:36
In peace and surrounded by her family, Diane (Kiedrowski) Shereck, 78, earned her angel’s wings November 10, 2022.
The daughter of Adam and Edna Kiedrowski, Diane was born September 5, 1944, and grew up in the small Polish community of Warsaw, ND, attending grade school at St. Anthony’s School in Warsaw and graduating from Minto High School, Minto, ND, in 1962. She continued her education by graduating from the Hattiesburg School of Hair Design in Hattiesburg, MS, launching a 45-year career as a hair stylist and owner of Diane’s Beauty Salon in Grafton, ND. Diane often reflected on how much she enjoyed her career, recently sharing it had been “…nothing but fun”, and how she had been blessed throughout her career with lifelong friendships that had been formed. We’re certain her customers and friends would say the same.
Diane’s first-born, Joan (Brian) Backes, lives in Menoken, ND. In November, 1965, Diane married John Shereck and they had three children together - Paul (Tana) Shereck, Horace, ND; Mary (Ernie) Strube, Mayville, ND; and Chip (Tammy) Shereck, Grand Forks, ND. Above all, Diane was a mother committed to raising her children. Her strong faith led her to navigate what she considered to be her most noble role in life with tenacity, honesty, love, and determination. She led by example, modeling a strong work ethic, tough love when needed, and making the sacrifices called for as they were presented. Diane was described as a “fierce protector” of her children with a “tenacious Momma spirit”.
Creativity was woven throughout her life. Diane shared her many talents through her colorful paintings, beautiful stained-glass artistry, crafty needlework and gifted sewing abilities. She was always interested in enhancing her creative skills by learning new techniques, reviewing creative publications, or simply fine-tuning her creativity by watching favorite television shows. Those who possess a token of Diane’s handiwork know it was always freely gifted and wrapped in joy.
Diane especially loved being “Grandma DeeDi” to 11 grandchildren: Brooklyn, Samantha, Gabe, Anna, Megan, Hannah, Sarah, Caden, Kynsi, John, and Jake, as well as two great-grandchildren, Axel and Ivy. Her grandchildren will tell you she made them laugh, kept them honest, and taught them multiple life lessons through authentic conversations and shared experiences. Fond “Grandma DeeDi stories” will be shared with generations to come.
Diane’s affinity with angels was grounded by her faith in God. Throughout her 78 years, she learned to trust God’s plan for her and her loved ones. While her departure from this earth was rapid, it is comforting to know she is in His hands and spreading her wings in His glory!
Along with her children and grandchildren, Diane is survived by her sisters-in-law: Fran Kiedrowski, Roseville, MN; Virginia Hunter, Cheyenne, WY; Janice (Bob) Stowe, Grand Forks, ND; and Moni (Rick) Schmelzer, Catawba, WI; several nieces and nephews, and many dear friends. The last surviving member of her immediate family, Diane was preceded death by her parents, sisters Dolores Bienek and Marilyn Murray, and brothers Jim and Adam, Jr., Kiedrowski.
Diane’s family would like to thank the Sun Center Assisted Living Apartments of the Luther Memorial Home in Mayville and Hospice of the Red River Valley for the care, concern, and dignity extended to Diane, and for all the visits and support extended to Diane and her family throughout this journey. DeeDi has earned her angel wings and rests in peace with God.
In lieu of flowers, it was Diane’s wish that memorials be made to Hospice of the Red River Valley.
Family and friends are invited to join in honoring Diane’s life.
Visitation: Will be 5-7 PM on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 with a rosary at 6:45 and a 7:00 PM Public Prayer Service at the Baker Funeral Home Chapel in Mayville, ND and will resume one hour prior to the service at the church.
Funeral Service: Will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Mayville, ND.
Burial: Will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery in Warsaw, ND.
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