Bigler-Hagenow, Diane Marie
Diane Marie Bigler-Hagenow, 55, of Newhall, Iowa, died Saturday, June 25, 2011 after a life filled with laughter, adventure, and service.
Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 30, 2011 at St. John Lutheran Church in Newhall with Rev. Steven Rempfer officiating. Visitation also will be held at the church from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Private committal services will be held. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established at Southern Minnesota State University to support athletics and men’s basketball. Phillips Funeral Home in Vinton is in charge of arrangements.
Born July 8, 1955 to Duane and Marian Miller in Charles City, Iowa, she was raised on a farm in Butler County that she would cherish for the rest of her life. As an adult, Diane became a proud and devoted mother of two and a caring nurse. As an operating room nurse most recently at Mercy Iowa City in Iowa City, Iowa she truly appreciated the opportunity to help others in times of need. Even when she was not working, she volunteered at a local free clinic weekly. During her breaks at the hospital, she could often be found playing the piano in the cafeteria to help brighten the days of the patients and their family members. An avid lover of the outdoors, she was always looking for the next adventure with her husband and best friend, John. Most of all, Diane cherished her family, regularly traveling long distances for the chance to spend a weekend with her grandchildren and family in Minnesota or to help her daughter with whatever she needed in Tennessee. Always happy to add to her family, Diane and her family took in several children at various times while also raising her own. She eagerly gave so much to so many with no expectation of return, and she will be intensely missed.
Diane was an active member of St. John Lutheran Church in Newhall.
She is survived by her husband, John Hagenow; her son, Brad Bigler, his wife, Heather, and their children, Taleigha and Nash; her daughter, Julie Walker, and her husband, Jeremy; stepson, Ryan Hagenow, his wife, Megan, and their son, Sawyer; stepdaughter, Kylie Hagenow; and Mark Bigler, father of Brad and Julie. Other survivors include Doug and Diane Miller and family; Nancy and Kevin Fiene and family; and Stan and Donna Miller and family.
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